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Talkin Mets with Mike Silva

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A show all about New York Mets baseball. Radio host Mike Silva has been opining about the team for over a decade and gives you his unbiased and passionate opinion of the latest happenings with the team. Mike is the "bridge" between the fans and the mainstream media. Guests include beat writers, journalist, influential bloggers as well as former and current players.

A show all about New York Mets baseball. Radio host Mike Silva has been opining about the team for over a decade and gives you his unbiased and passionate opinion of the latest happenings with the team. Mike is the "bridge" between the fans and the mainstream media. Guests include beat writers, journalist, influential bloggers as well as former and current players.

Location:

New York, NY

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BlogTalkRadio

Description:

A show all about New York Mets baseball. Radio host Mike Silva has been opining about the team for over a decade and gives you his unbiased and passionate opinion of the latest happenings with the team. Mike is the "bridge" between the fans and the mainstream media. Guests include beat writers, journalist, influential bloggers as well as former and current players.

Language:

English


Episodes

Reactions from Summer Camp

7/14/2020
Mike Silva is joined by Rich Coutinho of 98.7 ESPN as they talk about reactions from the Mets summer camp. Hear them discuss how the 2020 60-game sprint should be viewed versus other seasons in history, the development of key players on the roster, new ways of the media covering the sport, and Brodie Van Wagenen’s handling of the team during the pandemic.

Duration:01:12:13

Kicking Off The 2020 Mets 2.0

7/2/2020
Mike Silva is joined by Mets beat reporter for Newsday Tim Healey. The guys talk about the 2020 Mets 2.0, whether winning a championship during the pandemic season will hold the same prestige, and thoughts on the cancellation as well as future of minor league baseball.

Duration:01:00:54

Are You Ready for Pandemic Baseball?

6/25/2020
Mike Silva is joined by America’s Most Beloved Sports Writer, Kevin Kernan, who has taken his trade to the new baseball website BallNine.com. They talk about what to expect from this 2020 pandemic baseball season and whether you will get the same quality product you have experienced in the past.

Duration:01:08:24

Talkin' Mets Scouting, Drafting, and Development

6/14/2020
Mike Silva is joined by Joe Demayo of SNY.tv as they discuss the Mets recent 2020 draft class and how the organization grades with their ability to scout and develop talent.

Duration:01:02:26

Will We See the Swing Kings in 2020?

6/8/2020
Mike Silva is joined by Jared Diamond, National Baseball Writer for the Wall Street Journal, as they discuss the acrimonious MLB labor negotiations. Jared also talks about his new book “Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball’s Home Run Revolution.” Hear Mike wrap up giving his thoughts on the NY Post story about the oral history of Matt Harvey’s Mets tenure.

Duration:00:58:56

Mr. Met Jay Horwitz

6/1/2020
Mike Silva discusses the current labor talks between the MLBPA and the owners and how they need to understand a deal is imperative if they want to avoid a media campaign against the sport. Jay Horwitz, long time Mets director of Public Relations, stops by to talk about his new book “Mr Met: How a Sports-Mad Kid from Jersey Became Like Family to a Generation of Big Leaguers.”

Duration:00:55:38

New York's All-Time Team With a Mets Slant

5/22/2020
What is the All-Time New York baseball team? Mark Healey of Gotham Baseball is a special co-host of this Memorial Day edition of the podcast. Mark joins Mike to talk about this with a Mets slant in his book “Gotham Baseball: New York’s All-Time Team.” Hear their thoughts on the careers of David Wright, Mike Piazza, Tom Seaver and the original owner of the Mets, Joan Payson.

Duration:01:09:42

Big Sexy

5/18/2020
Mike Silva discusses MLB's recent health and safety protocol presented to the MLBPA. Michael Stahl, author of the book "Big Sexy: Bartolo Colon in his Own Words," chats about the colorful former Mets pitcher's career.

Duration:01:02:18

Terry Leach's Baseball Journey

5/10/2020
Mike Silva does a "throwback interview" as he replays his late 2007 conversation with former Mets pitcher Terry Leach. They talk about his journey coming up through the minors, the classic games he pitched on short notice, the fantastic 1987 season, and the 1991 World Series. Check out Terry's book "Things Happen for a Reason: The True Story of an Itinerant Life in Baseball."

Duration:01:03:13

Talkin' Pitching With Doc Gooden

4/26/2020
Show Notes Mike Silva is joined by Doc Gooden. Doc talks about how he was used earlier his career as he pitched well over 200 innings his first two years in the big leagues. Living up to expectations after winning the Rookie of the Year and Cy Young Award his first two years. He remembers some of his classic games. Why the shoulder issue changed him as a pitcher His Yankees years and how he longed to come back to the Mets. He remembers the classic Day-Night doubleheader in 2000 when he came...

Duration:00:48:24

Yogi and the Mets

4/19/2020
Mike Silva talks with Jon Pessah, author of the book "Yogi: A Life Behind the Mask," as they remember his years as a coach and manager of the Mets. Hear them talk about Yogi's managerial style, the 1973 World Series, and how why Yogi was dismissed from the position just two years after the penannt.

Duration:00:46:33

Baseball in Arizona or Japan?

4/12/2020
Mike Silva reacts to MLB’s proposals to play the 2020 season in Arizona or Japan. This week’s feature guest is Brad Balukjian, author of the book “The Wax Pack,” who took a road trip to track down 14 retired big leaguers from a 1986 Topps pack of baseball cards. Mike reflects on the careers of “Wax Packers” like Doc Gooden, Lee Mazzilli, and Vince Coleman.

Duration:00:58:35

MLB Post-COVID

4/5/2020
Mike Silva is joined by Maury Brown of Forbes to discuss what an MLB season could look like post-COVID, the future of fan engagement, and what will happen to the minor leagues and player development going forward.

Duration:00:41:17

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