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Every Sunday Mike Silva and Steve Keane host The Sports Media Watchdogs, a show that focuses on all that is going on in the New York sports and media landscape. Hear the duo discuss the latest news and comment on what the mainstream media, bloggers and athletes are saying. You can also hear Mike host "Sports Talk 1240" monthly on 1240 AM WGBB. Finally, "Watchdog One on One" are conversational interviews with the top personalities in sports and media.

Every Sunday Mike Silva and Steve Keane host The Sports Media Watchdogs, a show that focuses on all that is going on in the New York sports and media landscape. Hear the duo discuss the latest news and comment on what the mainstream media, bloggers and athletes are saying. You can also hear Mike host "Sports Talk 1240" monthly on 1240 AM WGBB. Finally, "Watchdog One on One" are conversational interviews with the top personalities in sports and media.

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New York, NY

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Every Sunday Mike Silva and Steve Keane host The Sports Media Watchdogs, a show that focuses on all that is going on in the New York sports and media landscape. Hear the duo discuss the latest news and comment on what the mainstream media, bloggers and athletes are saying. You can also hear Mike host "Sports Talk 1240" monthly on 1240 AM WGBB. Finally, "Watchdog One on One" are conversational interviews with the top personalities in sports and media.

Language:

English


Episodes

Opening Day Blues

3/26/2020
On what would have been Opening Day 2020 for the Mets, Mike Silva starts the show with reaction to the Noah Syndergaard Tommy John surgery. Jeff Katz, author of the book Split Season 1981, joins the program and tells us how baseball can learn how to handle a shorten 2020 from the 1981 strike. Mike rounds out the show by talking about how this worldwide crisis can help everyone appreciate the positives of baseball going forward.

Duration:01:01:30

Mets and Baseball on Pause

3/19/2020
Show Notes Why it took so long to come back on the air. What kind of baseball season are we looking at? 1995? 1981? A half season or less? The MLBPA vs. owners is ramping up and the labor battle is here. The repercussions on attendance and on how teams view winning vs. development. Be careful about losing the fans! How are the Mets impacted from the layoff. Mike's perspective and big picture on losing baseball.

Duration:00:28:02

Steven Matz and the Mic’d Up Mets

3/9/2020
Show Notes Evaluating the roster mid-way through camp. Cespedes and Lowrie could open up spots for Guillorme, Nunez, Rivera, and Zamora. Steven Matz and the Yankees trade rumors. Is the mic’d up Mets a realistic addition to the MLB broadcast? Brian Wright talks about his book “The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars.”

Duration:01:19:29

Will the Mets Get Creative with the Fifth Spot and More

3/1/2020
Show Notes Quiet Mets Camp as the team focuses has been on baseballWill they use a fifth starter or be creative with Matz and Wacha?Rich Mancuso of Elite Sports NY reports on his trip to Mets camp.Bill Ripken of the MLB Network on his book “State of Play: The Old School Guide to New School Baseball.”

Duration:01:03:19

Early Impressions of Luis Rojas

2/23/2020
Mike Silva talks about what to expect from new Mets manager Luis Rojas with Peter Kerasotis, author of the book "Alou : My Baseball Journey." Mike tells us why stripping the Astros of a title is a worthless exercise and addresses his rumor about Jim Dolan's interest in purchasing the Mets.

Duration:01:07:53

Wheeler vs. Brodie and Playoff Madness

2/17/2020
Show Notes A Wild Week 1 of Spring Training Ignore the noise about ownership and nonsense. The only thing that matters is preparing for the season. First impressions of Luis Rojas Wheeler vs. Van Wagenen The Polar Bear’s Next Challenge A New Playoff System! A road too far and Mike Silva’s solution Final thoughts on Sign Stealing

Duration:01:07:54

Pitchers, Catchers, and America's Most Beloved Sports Writer

2/9/2020
Breaking down the roster battles. The three big names to watch: Syndergaard, Diaz, and Cespedes. Kevin Kernan of the NY Post Live From Port St Lucie Wrap up with reaction to Kernan’s spot.

Duration:00:54:30

Silva on Mets Ownership Situation on 77 WABC

2/9/2020
Listen to Mike Silva with Jonathan Friedman and Jeff Lax of Talking Sports on 77 WABC. Mike discusses the Mets ownership situation, JD Davis, and the rotation.

Duration:00:14:18

Steve Cohen We Hardly Knew Ye

2/7/2020
Mike Silva discusses the breakdown in negotiations for Mets ownership between Steve Cohen and the Wilpon family with Joe Pantorno of AM NY. Joe was one of the first to break the news about the deal between the two sides falling through.

Duration:00:48:32

Throwback Thursday Smorgasbord

1/31/2020
Reaction to the Starling Marte non-trade. Appreciate Brandon Nimmo! Why the DH in the National League is a Good Thing. Reaction to the Mets Hall-of-Fame Selections. Throwback Thursday: May 2007 Interview with Darryl Strawberry.

Duration:00:39:18

Luis Rojas Steps up to the Big Chair

1/26/2020
Show Notes Mike breaks down the last two weeks and what he liked about Luis Rojas and a word of caution. Hear Mike’s take on the Chris Carlin-Marcus Stroman feud and Bob Raissman’s column on Brodie Van Wagenen. Mark Healey of Gotham Baseball talks about the Mets history of making bad managerial choices.

Duration:01:24:40

Take Two: Luis Rojas Steps Up to the Big Chair

1/25/2020
Show Notes Mike breaks down the last two weeks and what he liked about Luis Rojas and a word of caution. Hear Mike’s take on the Chris Carlin-Marcus Stroman feud and Bob Raissman’s column on Brodie Van Wagenen. Mark Healey of Gotham Baseball talks about the Mets history of making bad managerial choices.

Duration:01:24:40

Mets & MLB Start to Pick up the Pieces

1/20/2020
Mike Silva predicts the Mets will hire one of three candidates: Luis Rojas, Hensley Meulens, or Tony DeFrancesco. The hypocracy of ESPN and the Jessica Mendoza saga. Sports Media Consultant and former Agent Joe Casale talks about the aftermath of the sign-stealing fiasco. Mike Silva shares his Hall-of-Fame ballot.

Duration:01:19:54

The Carlos Beltran Saga and the Aftermath

1/17/2020
Mike Silva reacts to the Astros sign-stealing scandal, the Mets decision to fire Carlos Beltran, and the aftermath.

Duration:00:53:25

Throwback Thursday: Gary Carter Interview

1/10/2020
Hear a "Throwback Thursday" Edition of the podcast as Mike Silva takes you back to his first athlete interview ever. The late Hall-of-Fame catcher Gary Carter joined him in April of 2007 on 1240 AM WGBB. Hear Gary talk about his time managing in the Mets system, prospects that excited him, his World Series Game 6 at-bat, and 300th home run. This is a great look back and an interview that Mets fans won't want to miss.

Duration:00:35:34

New Year-New Decade-New Attitude

1/5/2020
Show Notes Looking back at the last 10 years of Mets baseball.Cespedes and the boar: Where is the empathy from the media?Listening to Brodie Van Wagenen’s comments during the Betances press conference. We can learn quite a bit about the Mets process.Maury Brown of Forbes on big issues Major League Baseball faces in the new decade.Wrap up with announcing a new segment in January: Throwback Thursday podcasts!

Duration:01:33:32

Betances a Gift Under the Mets X-Mas Tree

12/26/2019
Mike Silva discusses the surprise signing of Dellin Betances by the Mets on Christmas Eve.

Duration:00:55:12

The Mets and the Extra One Percent

12/22/2019
Show Notes The week’s silly stories on Zack Wheeler, best rotation in New York, and outrage over the Mets negotiation strategy with relievers. Dan Hayes, Minnesota Twins beat reporter for he Athletic, talks about what to expect from Jeremy Hefner as the new Mets pitching coach. Ernest Dove of Mets Minors reports on what organizational arms can contribute to the bullpen in 2020. The Mets lineup and how a healthy Yoenis Cespedes can fit in. Why the Mets shouldn’t break up the team to get...

Duration:01:17:48

Is the Mets Rotation Improved?

12/15/2019
Show Notes The one thing we learned from the winter meetings: pitching is expensive. Brodie never lied about the offseason plan. Mets are focused on value-driven signings and improving the coaching and information. After the news of the Cespedes buyout can we really forensically forecast the Mets spending? The Mets never wanted Wheeler, it’s more clear than ever after the Cespedes news. Brodie says the rotation is deeper, but does Porcello/Wacha make it as good or better than 2019? What’s...

Duration:01:10:34

Kicking off the 2019 Winter Meetings

12/8/2019
Show Notes The Mets didn’t want Zack Wheeler and money wasn’t the major issue. Brodie Van Wagenen warned us of a value-driven offseason. The Winter Meetings won’t be sexy for the Mets. Don’t sleep on Rick Porcello. He may be someone that the eyes treat better than the numbers. The fans and some members of the media are underrating JD Davis and Brandon Nimmo. Kirk McKnight talks about the Modern Era Veterans Committee vote and why Dale Murphy is a Hall-of-Famer. Mike gives you who he believes...

Duration:01:09:44