Regional Sports

deGrom is worthy of NL Cy Young

At a time where the Mets are irrelevant in the baseball world and in New York’s conscience, Mets ace Jacob deGrom has given a reason to watch them every fifth day when he starts. Not only he makes the Mets entertaining by pitching well,…

Don’t take Yankees seriously come October

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman picked an interesting time to mock the Boston Red Sox this past week by saying they are only beating inferior teams while struggling to beat the Yankees. This was when he was asked the other day about…

Death of Daily News as we know it

I grew up reading newspapers as a 10-year-old kid. I was fascinated with the back page of both of the New York dallies in the New York Post and New York Daily News. I was so into the paper back then mainly because of its design and layout.…

Buck stops with Wilpon

If Mets fans want to know what it’s like to see the Jeff Wilpon-run Mets, they got a glimpse of it this weekend. It started after Friday’s Mets’ 7-5 victory over the Yankees when Yoenis Cespedes announced he had calcification in both…

Yankees still in need of legitimate starter

Good thing for the Yankees that George Steinbrenner is dead and his son Hal Steinbrenner couldn’t care less about the Subway Series or else the Yankees would have questions to answer on why they are not starting their best starters in Luis…

Sooner or later, Mets have to trade deGrom

Mets ace Jacob deGrom put on his usual masterpiece Wednesday night at Citi Field. He pitched eight shutout innings and allowed only five hits and one walk while striking out seven in his start against the Philadelphia Phillies. He…

Good riddance to John Tavares

The sun shined on Monday, and the sky did not fall. We all got up alive to start the work week. This backdrop should say life goes on and we move on to other things when it comes to players leaving for free agency or when teams trade or…

Gray can’t pitch in New York

Dear Sonny, You came to the Yankees with great intentions. You wanted to pitch for a World Series contender, and you wanted to pitch in a market where you can shine. You wanted the challenge. We were all looking forward to seeing you…

Without Brodeur, Devils are cupless

Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur made his first playoff start against the Buffalo Sabres in Game 1 of the 1994 Eastern Conference quarterfinals. At the time, he was unknown and an afterthought. The average Devils fan and even the…

Well-earned MVP status for Hall

Taylor Hall has waited for so many NHL moments such as making the playoffs, advancing his team to the next round, hoisting the Stanley Cup and winning the NHL’s MVP since the day he was the overall No. 1 draft pick in 2010. He has gone…

Drafting for potential makes sense for Knicks

In a survey of experts’ NBA mocks drafts, the consensus is the Knicks will draft Villanova sharpshooter Mikal Bridges in Thursday’s NBA Draft. But in a year where teams can throw a curve early in the draft by drafting someone that no one…

It’s too early to have angst on Sanchez

With Anthony Swarzak closing for the Mets and Greg Bird at first on a walk in the ninth inning, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez had a chance to provide more misery for the Mets and their fans Sunday night. He could have tied the game with one…

Awful Mets homestand wears out Mets fans

The audible chant of “LET’S GO YANKEES!” was not easy to ignore Sunday night on the TV screen or at Citi Field. Mets fans barely mustered to show any emotion as a way of counteracting with Yankees fans, and they couldn’t be bothered to…

Not even deGrom can save Mets

An instant poll of Mets fans suggest their team did not have a shot against the Yankees even with Jacob deGrom starting Friday night. After all, the Mets have lost six of their eight starts from their ace, so it’s hard to blame them for…

Mets can look at Yankees with envy

The Subway Series starts this weekend at Citi Field, and yet, you can cut the tension with a ginsu knife. There’s no buzz from either fanbase. The players don’t care, and to be honest, they never cared for years. It might as well be the…

What’s rock bottom for Mets?

First-year Mets manager Mickey Callaway thought his team hit rock bottom after losing seven of nine prior to the 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves last Wednesday at Turner Field. He obviously did not see anything yet since the Mets…

Lack of accountability is Mets’ problem

David Wright played catch in the outfield at Citi Field prior to the Mets’ 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs Thursday night at Citi Field. It was his first baseball activity since undergoing surgery for a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder…

America has Warriors’ fatigue

The NBA Finals start Thursday night, and for the fourth straight year, America is subjected to another championship round of Cleveland Cavaliers-Golden State Warriors. ABC, ESPN and the NBA may be happy since it would provide revenue…