1. Air Jordan and Sir Charles: A Tale of Two Second Acts

    Nobody would blame Charles Barkley if he was bitter. There have been plenty of great players who were denied championships, and ultimately the respect they deserve, during the ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 1 year ago 2,264 reads 4 comments

  2. Like It or Not, Iverson Still Strikes a Nerve with Basketball Fans

    Some athletes, no matter how far away they get from their playing days, still evoke the emotions of fans, good or bad...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 2,750 reads 18 comments

  3. Upton Trade, Hairston Signing Should Signal Panic Time for Mets

    It was a long shot, indeed, but at least the Mets had a shot. Anyone who thought the New York Mets were going to part with their young talent in an effort to acquire outfielder ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 990 reads 7 comments

  4. All I Want for Christmas Is for the New York Mets to Compete in 2013

    It didn't have to be this way for the New York Mets and their fans. Not in one of the newer, most beautiful ballparks in the game. Not in the greatest city in the world. Not now that the Wilpons are free of the Bernie Madoff disaster...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 1,046 reads 9 comments

  5. N.Y. Mets 2013 Season and Future All Riding on Dickey Gamble

    Matt LaPorta . Maybe you have heard that name before, and maybe you haven't. Most likely, unless you are a die-hard baseball fan or an employee of Baseball Prospectus, the name is probably not going to ring a bell...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 787 reads 13 comments

  6. Black Friday Special: Pro Athletes as Black Friday Door Busters

    It's the day after Thanksgiving, and as Americans we all know what that means. Today is a day of mass hysteria at every store and shopping mall across this great country. Today is Black Friday...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 328 reads 0 comments

  7. 5 Cost-Effective Moves the NY Mets Should Make for 2013

    So far, it's been a quiet MLB hot-stove season, except for anyone who lives in Miami or Toronto . For the Mets , a team in desperate need of major upgrades in key roster spots, ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 3,793 reads 44 comments

  8. Seven Dos and Don't's for a Successful 2013 Mets' Season

    So far this offseason has been a much better time for the New York Mets and their fans, than the 2012 regular season ended up being. R.A...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 928 reads 3 comments

  9. Major League Baseball Now Starring in "The Miami Job"

    One of the all time great heists in sports history was completed last night, in an elaborate plan that started last offseason...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 578 reads 9 comments

  10. Release of Jason Bay Shows Signs of New Thinking for Mets Management

    It's safe to say that nobody thought this would happen. After all, it didn't happen to Roberto Alomar or Carlos Baerga . It didn't happen to Bobby Bonilla , Mo Vaughn or Victor Zambrano...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about almost 2 years ago 1,355 reads 8 comments

  11. Bronx Bummers: In the End, Yankees Are Who Most of Us Thought They Were

    "Dear Yankees , we don't date losers! Signed New Yorkers." That was the headline on the front page of the New York Post the day after the Yankees were swept out of the ALCS by ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 2 years ago 1,224 reads 11 comments

  12. Chipper Jones: A Mets Fan Says Farewell

    I'll be the first to admit it. When it comes to the professional sports teams I love, I'm what the kids of today call a hater...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about 2 years ago 2,738 reads 5 comments

  13. New York Mets Talk: 2-0 Is a Nice Start, but a Long Season Still Awaits

    For the first time in what seems like an eternity, everything is going right for the New York Mets . Maybe it started with the removal of the black cloud originally cast by the ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 367 reads 3 comments

  14. New York Mets' Lack of Interest in John Lannan Is Simply Inexcusable

    When a quality starting pitcher who is due to make a relatively reasonable $5 million for one year, is only 27 years old, and is still two seasons away from being eligible for free ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 1,002 reads 18 comments

  15. MLB: The 5 Biggest Opening Day X-Factors

    As Opening Day for Major League Baseball approaches (not counting the two-game series in Japan), every team, no matter how they look on paper, has a shot to win it all...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 156 reads 0 comments

  16. Sabermetrics: Are New Age Numbers in Baseball Replacing Common Sense?

    I am a life long baseball fan. I learned the great game of baseball from my father, who learned it from his father, and I have since passed the lessons of the game on to my son...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 4,557 reads 1 comments

  17. Chipper Jones: Still Overrated After All These Years

    Nobody likes a know-it-all, or even worse, someone who can't wait to utter the words "I told you so." With that in mind, I have to say that I've waited quite a while to say this, but, I told you so...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 2,714 reads 75 comments

  18. Nick Swisher Injury: Where Bombers Can Turn to Fill the Void

    As spring training begins to gain a head of steam and players continue to work toward getting into baseball shape, injuries also begin to pile up...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 3,428 reads 4 comments

  19. MLB: Picking the Most Prototypical Hitters at Each Lineup Position

    Anyone who has ever coached or managed a baseball team, at any level, knows the importance of a solid, well balanced lineup...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 1,233 reads 0 comments

  20. MLB 2012 Spring Preview: 10 Things That Will Happen This Baseball Season

    The month of March is a great time of year. The weather begins to get warmer, college basketball heats up, and of course, there's spring break...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 345 reads 3 comments

  21. 10 Cities That Would Kill for for a Major League Baseball Franchise

    Over recent years, there has been much more talk about contraction in Major League Baseball rather than further expansion, but in a time when baseball revenue is higher than ever, ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 5,525 reads 2 comments

  22. The MLB 2012 All-Bargain Team

    Over the years, sports has become big business. It's a multi-billion dollar industry, and as such, the finances of sports now more than ever affect the decisions made from the executive front offices to the field of play...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 7,915 reads 43 comments

  23. MLB 2012 Spring Preview: The 30 Best Players Baseball Fans Don't Know

    In every sport, there are always players who are undervalued, under-appreciated and underrated. In baseball, with the large roster sizes, September roster expansion and length of ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 2,743 reads 3 comments

  24. Where Amazin' Happens: Mr. Wilpon, It's Time to Embrace Our Past

    Nothing in life seems to invoke more nostalgia than an ending. In sports, things such as the demolition of an old stadium or arena, watching an athlete leave a team for another, ...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 201 reads 0 comments

  25. Gary Carter: The Story of a Kid and 'The Kid'

    For those of you too young to remember, being a New York Mets fan didn't always go hand in hand with embarrassment and ridicule...

    Lou Cappetta Written by Lou Cappetta about over 2 years ago 4,340 reads 31 comments