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A show all about Mets baseball. Hear host Mike Silva of give you his unbiased and passionate opinion of the latest happenings with the team. Guests include beat writers, journalist, influential bloggers as well as former and current players. Check out the latest shows and archi…

Talkin Mets with Mike Silva

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    Billy Eppler and the Mets

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 79:48

    Mike Silva reacts to the Billy Eppler's press conference, Noah Syndergaard's departure, and the free agent starting pitching market. Jeff Fletcher, Angels beat reporter for the OC Register, joins him to give his take on Eppler's tenure out in Anaheim. See for privacy information.

    What We Learned at the GM Meetings

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 61:37

    Sandy Alderson didn't say much at the GM Meetings this past week, but Mike Silva believes we have learned what kind of organization the Mets will be regardless of who their general managers turns out to be. Also hear his thoughts on what kind off players the Mets will target this offseason. See for privacy information.

    Are Analytics Ruining the Mets?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2021 82:01

    Mike Silva discusses Chili Davis' comments about the Mets use of analytics and the qualifying offers to Michael Conforto and Noah Syndergaard. Rich Mancuso from NY Sports Day offers inside information about how Sandy Alderson is holding the Mets back in the general manager search and why the Mets organization is on the wrong track. See for privacy information.

    Don't Believe the Mets GM Search Narrative

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 36:25

    Mike Silva recaps the week of reporting on the Mets GM search. He tells you why you shouldn't rely on mainstream media reports to paint the picture of how the search is going, gives you what candidate he is currently impressed with, and which one's he isn't. See for privacy information.

    Is Sandy Alderson Holding the Mets Back?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 60:28

    Mike Silva is joined by guest co-host Devin Gordon, author of the book “So Many Ways to Lose The Amazin' True Story of the New York Mets―the Best Worst Team in Sports,” as they discuss the recent turn of events with the Mets front office search. The guys debate whether the lack of information is a bad sign, what the Mets can learn from the current playoff teams, and their thoughts on some of the more recent candidates mentioned by the media.   See for privacy information.

    Who Wants Steve Cohen's Money?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 54:43

    Mike Silva tries something different and is joined by a co-host. “Optimistic Mets fan” and owner of the new Islanders newsletter “Isles Fix” Joe Buono discusses with Mike who the Mets should hire as their new President of Baseball Operations now that Billy Beane, Theo Epstein, and David Sterns are not an option. See for privacy information.

    Nick Davis Director of Once Upon a Time in Queens

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 32:38

    Mike Silva sits downs with Nick Davis, the director of the ESPN 30-for-30 "Once Upon a Time in Queens" to discuss the highlights of the project, some of his favorite moments, what was left on the cutting room floor, and some of the fun post-documentary items that Mets fans can look forward to.  See for privacy information.

    Luis Rojas and the Leadership Void

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 78:53

    MIke Silva is joined by Kevin Kernan of Ball Nine to discuss the Mets dismissal of Luis Rojas, what went wrong, and what Steve Cohen should look for in his President of Baseball Operations and field manager.  See for privacy information.

    Picking up the Blue & Orange Pieces

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 74:09

    Mike Silva is back after a one week-hiatus. The new Talkin' Mets podcast that partners with Fansided and Rising Apple dives into where to “pick up the pieces” after a lost Mets season. Hear Mike discuss why Sandy Alderson might not be able to sell the Mets despite Steve Cohen, the temptation of Javier Baez, and how they should approach Noah Syndergaard, Marcus Stroman, and Michael Conforto in free agency. See for privacy information.

    Talkin Mets Announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 6:36

    Mike Silva discusses the new partnership with Minute Media and the syndication of the Talkin' Mets podcast with the Rising Apple Fansided Mets site.  See for privacy information.

    A Review of "Once Upon a Time in Queens"

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 58:22

    Mike Silva is joined by Erik Sherman, author of the book "Kings of Queens", to review the ESPN 30-for-30 1986 Mets documentary "Once Upon A Time in Queens." See for privacy information.

    Francisco Lindor Steals the Show During 9-11 Weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 68:00

    Mike Silva talks about Francisco Lindor's big weekend against the Yankees. Hear his thoughts on the criticism of Luis Rojas and Edwin Diaz. Mike goes back into the “vault” to replay interviews from 1240 AM WGBB 9-11 show with former Braves reliever Steve Karsay, CJ Nitkowski, and the late John Amirante.

    Prospects Grow in Brooklyn

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 54:00

    Mike Silva is joined by Keith Raad, Brooklyn Cyclones play-by-play announcer, as they discuss top prospects Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty, Ronny Mauricio, and others!

    The Mets vs. the Fans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 47:00

    Mike Silva breaks down the "thumbs down" controversy with Javier Baez and Francisco Lindor. Hear Mike's take on how the players, fans, and media all bear some responsibility as to what happened. 

    Jerry Koosman, Booing, and Mets History

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2021 94:00

    Mike talks about attending Jerry Koosman night at Citi Field and addresses Javier Baez' comment on the fans booing. Hear him and long-time Mets fan Steve Keane, formerly of the popular blog Kranepool Society, talk about Koosman, the Mets Hall-of-Fame, potential future candidates, and Mets history. A show you won't want to miss!

    Baseball Not Twitter Will Decide Mets Fate

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 54:00

    Mike Silva discusses the Mets just completed West Coast trip disaster, Steve Cohen's tweets, Marcus Stroman's value to the team, and what the rumored blockbuster with the Cubs means for the future.

    The Dodgers Show the Mets How It's Done

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 41:00

    The Mets want to be the "East Coast Dodgers" but we saw this weekend how far off they are in that mission. What should we take away from the weekend and what is next? Hear Mike Silva's thoughts on this latest edition of the Talkin' Mets podcast. 

    Did the Dog Days Bite the Mets?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 35:00

    Hear Mike Silva react to the Mets disastrous road trip and sweep at the hand of the Phillies. 

    Javier Baez, Kumar Rocker, and the Stretch Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 72:00

    The Mets made a splash at the trade deadline by acquiring Javier Baez. Is it enough? Mike Silva discusses the Mets deadline, the keys to their upcoming schedule, and their decision to not sign first-round pick Kumar Rocker.

    Can You Feel the Energy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2021 58:00

    Mike Silva discusses a huge weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays as the sons of some 90s All-Stars made their appearance. Hear his thoughts on Edwin Diaz's rebound, the trade deadline, black jerseys,and the upcoming Mets Hall-of-Fame inductees.

    The Mets Wild Ride Through the Rust Belt

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 51:00

    The Mets survived it all with their road trip through Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. Blown saves, injuries, and extra inning drama did not kill the season. Hear Mike Silva talk about where this team is at after their post All-Star game road trip, the burgeoning offense, and what nuggets GM Zack Scott gave us about the team's trade deadline plans.

    What to Make of the Mets at the Half

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 76:00

    Mike Silva is joined by Pat Ragazzo of Sports Illustrated as they examine the Mets at the ceremonial midway point of the 2021 baseball season. Is there reason for optimism after the 47-40 start? How has Luis Rojas performed? Also, how can the surprise selection of Kumar Rocker in the draft help them at the trade deadline? Hear the answers to these questions and more!

    Is Third the Upgrade the Mets Need?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 78:00

    Mike Silva discusses rumors about the Mets upgrading at third base and what that could mean for the rotation and Michael Conforto. Jacob Wilkins, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies lead play-by-play broadcaster, stops by to tell us about the return of minor league baseball and whether we should be excited about top prospect Mark Vientos and others. Mike rounds out the show discussing how Steve Cohen handled “Bobby Bonilla Day” and the treatment of minor leaguers.

    Oh Offense Where Art Thou?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2021 63:00

    Mike Silva talks about the Mets struggling offense and how Dom Smith and Jeff McNeil should not be guaranteed playing time. Hear his thoughts on a combo lineup between the Replace-Mets and the regular squad. Mets fan Frank “The Tank” Fleming stops by to tell you why this team makes him miserable.

    deGrom Dilemma

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 30:00

    Mike Silva discusses how the Jacob deGrom injury news, although positive, still creates a dilemma on the Mets chances in the NL East, bullpen management, and the July trade deadline.

    Time to Make a Run

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 69:00

    The Mets take 2 of 3 from the Padres and are getting healthier by the day. Mike Silva says it's time to make a run towards the All-Star break with the 29 games in 28 day challenge. Hear Mike talk about some of the tough decisions that need to be made when players get healthy, the concerns of burning out the bullpen, and an early look at some pitchers he is looking at possibly acquiring. 

    deGrom Dominance and Playing With the Big Boys

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 74:00

    Mike Silva discusses Jacob deGrom's dominance and playing with the National League big boys. Rich Coutinho of 98.7 ESPN joins the conversation.

    Can the Mets Keep the Magic Going in June?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 64:00

    Mike Silva discusses where the Mets are at on Memorial Day and what they need to continue their winning ways. Is Luis Rojas turning out to be the right man for the job? Also Hear his thoughts on Francisco Lindor’s slump and how we may need to manage expectations on what he can produce in 2021.

    Are the Mets Kevin Pillar Tough?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2021 75:00

    Mike Silva talks about how the barrage of injuries can springboard the Mets to bigger and better things by learning from the adversity. A fan from the UK joins the show and talks about becoming a Mets fan, watching the team across the pond, and how MLB can market better to other markets.

    Danger Signs Ahead?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 51:00

    Mike Silva talks about the Mets lost weekend in Tampa. Mike Puma of the NY Post stops by to chat about his new book “If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the New York Mets Dugout, Locker Room, and Press Box.” Hear Mike round out the show talking about Dom Smith taking the media to task.

    Rats Raccoons and Thunderbolts

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 63:00

    Everyone is debating whether it’s a rat or a raccoon, but the real story is the injury to Jacob deGrom. Mike discusses why he is still looking at the Mets season as the “glass half-full” despite all the challenges and the deGrom uncertainty. He also chimes in about Matt Harvey and how he will remember the former “Dark Knight” when watching him face the Mets later this week.

    Mets Blame It on the Chili

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 32:00

    Mike Silva reacts to the Mets decision to fire Chili Davis. 

    Donnie Sparks the Mets Offense

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 56:00

    The Mets mysterious new coach “Donnie” sparked a good offensive weekend in Philadelphia. Mike Silva talks about that, who Francisco Lindor should seek out counsel from during his early season slump, and whether the old Edwin Diaz is back. Listen to this and more from the wild weekend in Philadelphia.

    Broken Bats and Panic City

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 31:00

    Mike Silva discusses the Mets offensive woes after the two-game sweep at the hands of the Red Sox. 

    Is the Mets Offense a Sign of Things to Come?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 79:00

    Mike Silva talks about the Mets offense and whether their struggles are a result of a greater league-wide trend. Hear his thoughts on where Jacob deGrom’s 15-strikeout masterpiece stands in Mets history. Dave Jordan, author of the book Cobra, chats about Dave Parker’s connection to some fun moments in Mets history and other stars of the 70s and 80s.

    Mets Weather Early Season Storms

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 76:00

    The Mets have weathered the early season postponements to start off 7-4. Mike Silva discusses the good, the bad, and ugly with the solid start. Also hear him give a surprise take on the new extra inning rule. David Krell stops by to discuss his two new books: The New York Mets in Popular Culture and 1962: Baseball and America in the Time of JFK.

    Minor League Baseball is Back. Is It Any Better?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 61:00

    Mike Silva talks about the new minor league baseball setup with Greg Larson, author of the book "Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball Memoir." Greg was a clubhouse attendant in the NY-Penn League shares his thoughts on the new minor league setup, tells us stories about life in a minor league clubhouse, and the pitfalls of trying to make it to the big leagues.   

    Early Bird Signs

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 30:00

    It’s way to early to assess the 2021 Mets but Mike Silva will do it anyway! Hear his thoughts on the pressures Lindor and Conforto will face, the rotation, and what concerns him after the opening series.

    Can Lindor Lead the 2021 Mets?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021 54:00

    Mike Silva discusses the Francisco Lindor contract demands, the strengths of the 2021 Mets, and what he believes is the key to a successful season. 

    So Many Ways to Lose

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2021 66:00

    Mike Silva is joined by author and Mets fan Devin Gordon. Devin's book "So Many Ways to Lose: The Amazin' True Story of the New York Mets—the Best Worst Team in Sports" brings a charm and life to the difficult history of the New York Mets. They discuss tough losses, different characters in team history, and a closer look at Bobby Bonilla! 

    Mets Get Hit with Their First Thunderbolt

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 66:00

    Mike Silva is joined by Justin Toscano of The Record. They discuss the injury to Carlos Carrasco and where the rotation goes in the near-term. Hear their thoughts on spring surprises, disappointments, and the rumored contract extensions for Michael Conforto and Francisco Lindor.

    Who Will Be on the Opening Day Roster?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 77:00

    Mike Silva gives his thoughts on who the Mets 26-man roster should be and handicaps the starting rotation and bullpen battles. Award-winning author Larry Olmsted stops by to discuss his book “Fans” and the impact of ballparks being re-opened in 2021.

    Is Stro the Key to the Mets Rotation?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 84:00

    Mike Silva discusses the importance of Marcus Stroman to the Mets starting rotation. He is also joined by long-time fan Marc Gold of Gold’s Horseradish fame. Marc discusses falling in love with the Mets after losing his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers, marketing with his favorite team, oh and the curse of the bobbleheads!

    What to Look For This Spring?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 28, 2021 64:00

    Mike Silva discusses what to look for this spring and what prospects, veterans, and established players we should be looking at when the games start. 

    Pitchers & Catchers Are Here, Bonus Interview With Glendon Rusch

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 21, 2021 74:00

    Mike Silva talks about the optimism around the start of pitchers and catchers and why the offseason was not a failure. Hear his reaction to members of the media saying the Mets should not extend Francisco Lindor before the season. Bonus Coverage: Former big-league pitcher and member of the 2000 NL Champion Mets, Glendon Rusch, joins the show to talk pitching and his big-league career.

    How Good Are the 2021 Mets?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 64:00

    Mike Silva is joined by JB of the new and innovative Mets Fix to discuss how good the 2021 Mets are and whether there should be concern about missing out on multiple free agents this winter.

    Trevor Bauer Trolls the Mets

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2021 65:00

    The Mets take their first loss of 2021 by losing out on Trevor Bauer to the Dodgers. Hear Mike’s thoughts on the Bauer sweepstakes and where the Mets go next.

    The Daniel Murphy Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2021 72:00

    Mike Silva discusses the career of Daniel Murphy with Greg Prince of Faith & Fear in Flushing and how it symbolizes an era of Mets baseball. Hear Mike’s thoughts on the Mets not acquiring Nolan Arenado and the Steve Cohen Twitter controversy.

    Is Something Big About to Happen?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 74:00

    Mike Silva discusses the implications of the Steve Matz trade and what that means for the Mets in their pursuit of Trevor Bauer. Hear his thoughts on Curt Schilling’s request to be removed from the BBWAA Hall-of-Fame consideration. Lou Schiff of Baseball and Law joins the show to debate the merits of the designated hitter. A show chock full of fun baseball talk.

    Will there be a Bauer Outage in Queens? Plus HOF Bonus Coverage

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2021 102:00

    The Mets might be looking at Trevor Bauer, but there are many fans and media types that oppose this on ethical grounds. Mike Silva discusses why that is complete nonsense. Hear his thoughts on diversity in the front office and what that really means. Kevin Kernan of Ball Nine hears Mike’s thoughts on who should be in the Hall of Fame and reveals his vote. Even some former Mets gets some Hall of Fame love. A show jam packed with content and bonus coverage!

    The Mets Honeymoon Comes to an Abrupt Ending

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2021 59:00

    Mike Silva recaps a rough 36 hours of Mets news with his thoughts on the Jared Porter scandal and where the team goes after George Springer signed with Toronto.

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