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Gio makes sure Boomer knows about all the good he plans to do this weekend while drinking and relaxing of course, Boomer wants to send his radio partner to a Jets game of his choice, drag queens, Jerry Recco's update, Giants will be in Washington tonight, Yanks beat the O's, Gleyber Torres looks lost, Mets lost to the Cardinals and are a 'dead team' walking, Evan Roberts took Al's criticism to heart, fixing for a fun September (but then what?!?!), another notable Steve Cohen tweet which prompts Gio to morph into our old pal, Brodie Van Wagenen. Enjoy... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. In the case of the Mariners, that means that the good vibes from a surprise April are rapidly dissipating. In the case of the Lookout Landing podcast, that means losing a beloved host. This is Matthew’s last episode, as he is leaving us for a job at the New York Daily News. If any of you run in to New York Guy, please be sure to give him the good news. We couldn’t let Matthew escape without commiserating over the M’s one more time, and boy was there a lot of material. Seattle is rolling out one of the worst offensive teams in the league every single night, and on top of the injuries they already had, now the entire bullpen has become stricken with the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Tune in for a natural and necessary conversation about how to healthily detach yourself from the Mariners. Listener questions include: Why are the Mariners like this? How do we convince Kyle Seager that his walkup songs are consistently trash? Who is responsible for freeing the hounds of misery upon this team? [Note from Matthew]: Hosting this show has been one of the purest and most rewarding joys of my entire life. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to everyone who’s listened to the Lookout Landing podcast and entertained our wild theories on M*rk C*nha, horrendous bullpen arms, Brodie Van Wagenen, and so much more. You listened when we huddled around one microphone in John’s living room, occasionally recorded in the least populated corners of various Queen Anne and Fremont bars, and stuck with us as the pandemic made all of this even harder. We hope you enjoyed our serious interviews with actual baseball players and media folk as much as you enjoyed us trying to figure out which snack companies would sponsor us. Thanks to you, a baseball-obsessed degenerate from Sammamish gets to pursue his dreams in New York City, all because of a little corner of the internet where his friends and co-workers allowed him to make cool shit. I think that’s just the best. Music: “Gigantic” by Pixies // “10,000 Miles” by Cam’ron Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure Mets players from the past. Let’s hop in the wayback machine all the way to the 2018 offseason, when new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen tried to put his mark on the team with some dramatic moves. After a major trade to acquire closer Edwin Diaz and second baseman Robinson Cano, the Mets tried to expand their offensive depth by signing veteran utility man Jed Lowrie. Lowrie’s two year contract was an endless string of mysterious leg injuries. The frustration of never seeing this acquisition take the field was only exacerbated by the organization’s opaque handling of the information regarding Lowrie’s condition. The frustration surrounding his Mets tenure seemed to provide an all-too appropriate coda to a strange 2020 baseball season and a frustrating Wilpon ownership tenure. As always, you can listen or subscribe to this and all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you’ve got an idea for a player to be featured on UnforMETable, let us know in the comments. Make sure to follow Rob on Twitter (@WolffRR), and you can now follow the show, too (@unformetable). Tune in next week for another tale from the Mets’ past. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Longtime sports executive and former agent Brodie Van Wagenen discusses the intersection of sports and entertainment and how it relates to his role as COO of Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports. He explains what it takes to elevate the careers of athletes on a global scale, from conceptualization to endorsement deals.
Stanford alum Brodie Van Wagenen, COO and Head of Strategy & Business Dev., ROC Nation on the business of sports and entertainment. Brodie Van Wagenen on the business of elevating athletes' careers on a global scale from conceptualization to marketing and endorsement deals.
2-6-2021 Passed Ball Show. John opens up this program by expressing concern over whether the Mets will be a good baseball team in 2021. Most of the Mets fans positivity stems from their hatred of Brodie Van Wagenen and their previous owners. While Francisco Lindor was a great acquisition, is he single handedly enough to make the Mets the favorites in the National League East? The Mets have holes in centerfield, potentially at third base, and can use another starting pitcher and reliever. Is the Mets roster right now finalized for the start of the 2021 season? If it is, they get a C + tops for their work, especially considering they have an owner worth more than any other in professional sports. Plus Steve Cohen is the only owner that is not inheriting a loss from no fans at games in 2020. John is disappointed, but hopes there is more to his favorite team’s offseason. John gives his key to Super Bowl LV. It is whether the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense can stop the Kansas City Chiefs offense. That will determine whether Tampa Bay has a chance to win. Finally, props to the Utah Jazz as John talks about what has led them to the best record in the western conference of the National Basketball Association.
The Mets shipped Long Island native, Steven Matz to the Blue Jays, perhaps clearing some cap space to go after Trevor Bauer??? Gio & Jerry were at it again Thursday and after addressing the Mets' move, they shifted their focus to the popular idea of Deshaun Watson becoming a New York Jet, even after the Texans are set to hire a new Head Coach. Plus, (8:12) Gio breaks down the Mets weird offseason, thus-far, (17:30) Chris Lopresti returns to his update perch, safe & sound, (25:47) Brodie Van Wagenen resurfaces, (26:59) some Yankees news and (28:44) the Nets won again. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Boomer & Gio had a rather busy show open Thursday morning, following the news that Robinson Cano has been suspended for the entire 2021 season following yet another PED violation - here's lookin' at you, Brodie Van Wagenen. From there it was on to the NBA Draft, as the Knicks used the 8th pick Wednesday night to select a local kid, Obi Toppin and the Giants, after Joe Judge fired offensive-line coach, Marc Colombo, following a verbal confrontation. Give a listen, get informed and be a better person because of it - that is all. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Happy Monday, Mets fans! We're back with another exciting edition of Pleasant Good Evening! This week, Jack and Sam celebrate the official sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen! We break down Cohen's dismissal Brodie Van Wagenen and his cabinet before opening up the mailbag and reading what Brodie memories you won't forget anytime soon. You guys had some great responses! We had lots of fun discussing them. Then, we get into the nitty gritty of this upcoming offseason. Specifically, what avenues the Mets should go with acquiring talent. We break down a potential Francisco Lindor trade, as well as how the team should address its problem areas. And, as always, we finish out by remembering some random Mets! Thanks for listening, Mets fans! Be sure to follow us on Twitter @PGEPod_MMO and have a great week! --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sam-lebowitz9/support
In the latest episode, Pete and Tim break down Brodie Van Wagenen’s departure as they assess his time with the Mets. They also look ahead to Steve Cohen’s introductory press conference and discuss whether or not the team should bring back Carlos Beltrán. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mike Silva reacts to Sandy Alderson’s Friday afternoon purge of the front office. Hear his thoughts on recent media narratives surrounding he new era of Mets ownership. He also gives a message to Steve Cohen and a lesson to be learned from last year’s Carlos Beltran saga.
On the first day Steve Cohen was the new owner of the New York Mets he decided, along with president Sandy Alderson, to clean house. GM Brodie Van Wagenen was fired a year into his tenure. Who will the Mets target as the next GM? What other big moves does Cohen have planned? #waittosee -------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. Celebrating the heritage of a certain top pitcher who you’d never guess is Iranian, the team picks between other players who have backgrounds you would not realize at first glimpse in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, Steve gives us an update on our adopted CPBL team, the Uni-President Lions, our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins, and our adopted NPB team, the Yakult Swallows. Next, the team discusses some roster news. Finally, we we review the trades, signings, and drafts that happened during the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Brodie Van Wagenen’s time as Mets GM. As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. Got questions? Comments? Concerns? You can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org, and follow us on Twitter: Steve (@stevesypa), Lukas (@lvlahos343), (@KenLavin91), and Thomas (@sadmetsszn). Until next week, #lovethemets #lovethemets! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Back in the winter of 2018, the New York Mets were in the market to hire a new general manager and their search came down to two candidates. The Wilpons decided to hire a former agent Brodie Van Wagenen because he promised them success in the short-term, meanwhile they passed over Chaim Bloom, who promised long-term success. Today we look back at the decision to hire Van Wagenen and how that shaped Mets baseball over the past two years. Support Us By Supporting Our Sponsors! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON,” and you’ll get 20% off your next order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In the latest episode, Pete and Tim discuss the Mets’ biggest decision this offseason regarding the future of GM Brodie Van Wagenen. Should he stay or should he go? They give the case for both sides. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Host Michael Smith was a little under the weather last week, but he's back and better than ever and ready to wrap up the Mets' 2020 season. We'll talk about the abysmal performance against Tampa Bay and Washington, which led to the Mets finishing last in the NL East. (You read that right.) We'll also talk about the performances of the teams that finished in front of them and how they could've gotten in the playoffs. Plus, we'll evaluate some of the more important players on this team, Luis Rojas as manager, and Brodie Van Wagenen's job as GM. All that, as well as this day in Mets POSTSEASON (and not-making-postseason) history, and much more. RIP Bob Gibson Follow the show on Twitter: @FunInFlushing Follow the show on Instagram: @FunInFlushing Follow Michael on Twitter: @MSmithFIF Visit our website: FunInFlushing.com Please subscribe and give us a 5-star rating in your podcasting app, and leave a review if your app allows. If you have some thoughts about what you want the team to do during the offseason, and want to share them with the show, leave us a voicemail at 845-206-9098. If you have some thoughts about the team, but don't want to leave a voicemail, you can email us, email@example.com. You can also send us an email if you have any thoughts or suggestions for the show, like things you want to hear, especially as the season comes to a close, and we begin to plan out off-season content. Thanks for listening!
Jake Brown opens up the season finale episode talking about the disappointing 2020 season and the frustration of missing the playoffs when all the teams they needed to lose did, but they failed to get the job done the final three games. Nelson Figueroa responds talking about the Mets being the biggest disappointment in all of baseball, the Marlins overcoming road blocks and the Mets finishing in last place in the division. The guys talk about the pitching struggles, positives from the lineup, who stays and who will be gone in the offseason, what holes need to be addressed and the bright future with Steve Cohen spending money. NY Post Mets beat writer Mike Puma drops by to talk about the Mets not making the playoffs, the poor pitching from Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha, the future of Brodie Van Wagenen and Luis Rojas, who the Mets should go after in free agency and what to do with Steven Matz.
In the latest episode, Pete and Tim discuss Steve Cohen’s plans to hire Sandy Alderson, what it means for Brodie Van Wagenen and how the addition can impact the Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jake Brown and Nelson Figueroa open the show talking about the series loss to the Rays, meaning the Mets will have a sub-.500 record and likely miss the playoffs. They discuss how disappointing it is that a team with this much talent on offense will miss the playoffs, Jacob deGrom not going to win the Cy Young, the starting pitching struggles, Sandy Alderson returning to the organization and the future with Steve Cohen. WFAN radio host Maggie Gray then joins the show. Gray talks about the frustrating season, Steven Matz's struggles, Seth Lugo as a starter, going after Trevor Bauer and J.T. Realmuto, the rotation moving forward, the future for Luis Rojas and Brodie Van Wagenen, Alderson as president of baseball operations and a dream come true being on WFAN.
Doug Williams and Andy Martino drop an all-new Shea Anything podcast, where they cover the possible return of former GM Sandy Alderson to the Mets in a new role under potential new owner Steve Cohen. The guys discuss how it all might work moving forward, while also taking stock of the work of current GM Brodie Van Wagenen, including the good, the bad, and the yet to be determined.
If you root for the Mets and have not been the biggest Brodie Van Wagenen fan, this episode is a must listen. On today's episode we break down every transaction Brodie Van Wagenen has made since he was hired as the Mets General Manager in October 2018 and rate it on a scale of 1-100 (9:35), SPOILER ALERT: Most of the grades are not very good. The breakdown of Brodie encompasses the majority of this pod, and if that is all you want to listen to skip up to 9:35, however with the huge news breaking earlier this week that Steve Cohen will be buying the Mets, we wanted to record an intro celebrating the Wilpon's sale of the franchise to Steve Cohen, and briefly discuss some of our expectations for Steve Cohen as the new owner of the New York Mets (0:01). Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @bornin87pod, firstname.lastname@example.org, bornin87pod.com
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen talks about the club's playoff chances, how the team has played this year, and how Luis Rojas has impressed him in his first year as a manager. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Joe and Connor react to Steve Cohen officially striking a deal to buy the Mets and how it will affect the tenure of Brodie Van Wagenen and Luis Rojas. The guys explain why the GM might be in trouble, while Rojas easily deserves a full season. They also look at CF options in free agency, why not to worry about Pete's struggles and much more.
Jake Brown opens the show with a rant on the Mets' latest loss Monday to the Phillies, the poor job Luis Rojas continues to do and Brodie Van Wagenen's nightmare trades costing this team. Nelson Figueroa responds with what Rojas should have done in the 10th inning and needing to have more of a sense of urgency with 18 games to go. The guys then discuss Brodie's poor moves, the future of Amed Rosario with Andres Gimenez's strong play offensively and defensively, They discuss whether or not the team can still go on a run and make the playoffs. Former Mets pitcher Steve Trachsel then joins the show. Trachsel talks about his "Human Rain Delay" beer, pitching alongside Hall of Famers with the Mets, being coached by Rick Peterson, his 2006 Mets memories, most memorable game, toughest hitter to face and fantasy camp experiences.
Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. It’s an all Mets show this week on APOTO. Kellyanne Healey and Allison McCague talk about the passing of Met legend Tom Seaver, his legacy, and what he means to this franchise and its fanbase. Then, we cover the Brodie Van Wagenen hot mic incident and the Wilpons’ response. We also discuss the Mets’ trade deadline moves (welcome back, Toddfather), the rollercoaster ride that has been this Yankees series, and Steve Cohen entering “exclusive negotiations” to purchase the Mets. Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), and Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich). You can also email the show at email@example.com. Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
C'mon boi, whaddya say now boi... what. do you. say now. boi. Brodie Van Wagenen is continuing his Mets Farm System Sweepstakes Giveaway to the rest of the league, the Yanks are injury-riddled but still battling the Rays for the top of the AL East, and there were a few little "Dookie Dealios" that occurred at the COVID-Shortened-Season Trade Deadline. But have no fear, ladies & gents! You're gonna hear all about on this week's episode, and you are undoubtedly gonna have to suck it! 05:13 - Mets ... 26:40 - Ad (Geico) ... 30:33 - Yankees ... 52:56 - Ad (Optimum Triple Play) ... 54:33 - Dookie Dealios ...
In the latest episode, Pete and Rustin Dodd discuss Brodie Van Wagenen’s aggressiveness at the deadline, how the moves impact the clubhouse and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Doug Williams and Andy Martino introduce a new episode of the Shea Anything podcast by analyzing Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen's deals during the 2020 MLB trade deadline. What message does acquiring Todd Frazier, Miguel Castro and Robinson Chirinos send to the clubhouse? The guys also discuss if MLB should just adopt 7 inning games and eliminate 9 inning games altogether.
The Mets fell to the Marlins 5-3 on their way to a 4-game losing streak, but that wasn't going to stop Brodie Van Wagenen from slapping some paint on a sinking ship. Our snake oil salesman did what all Mets' GMs do, retread. The Todd Father is back whether we want him or not and he's joined by catcher Robinson Chirinos and reliever Miguel Castro. What did we get for this haul for the ages? Cash of course! The Wilpon way. At this point none of these moves are really going to address the issues plaguing this club, but the silver lining is that pretty soon we aren't going to have to deal with this type of penny pinching nonsense anymore. Uncle Stevie is coming, the season is fraudulent anyway.
The New York Mets almost stood pat at the deadline, only to make a flurry of moves at the 11th hour. When the dust settled, Todd Frazier was brought back to play with the Mets again and was joined by catcher and Rangers teammate Robinson Chirinos. Unfortunately the big news was that another top pitching prospect has been sent to greener pastures, as Brodie Van Wagenen dealt last year's minor league pitcher of the year Kevin Smith to Baltimore. In exchange the Orioles traded veteran reliever Miguel Castro to the Mets. Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nick Brinkerhoff and James Navalance discuss baseball's lack of national attention in 2020, unwritten rules and the leadership problem the league faces in the wake of Brodie Van Wagenen's comments about Rob Manfred (2:14) Intro Music Attribution: http://teknoaxe.com/Link_Code_3.php?q=529&genre=Urban The Jersey Guys Podcast does not claim to own the rights to any music used.
It's Time for "the Scoop" some of the stories the guys have not talked about yet. Also, Jeff Passan ESPN MLB Insider calls in to talk about MLB teams stepping out in Protest, Brodie Van Wagenen getting caught on a Hot Mic saying "Manfred doesn't get it" and can anyone beat the Dodgers? Plus, reports say LeBron James said stuff that turned off players and owners. And Radio Tinder!
With DVR on vacation, Eno attemps to Wall Pipp him as lead host. Eno and Britt start off with the latest Mets PR nightmare. They discuss the nations social unrest and how it can effect MLB clubhouses. Then it's on to the trade deadline and what impact a lack of scouting in 2020 will have on moves before Monday's deadline.1:00 - Brodie Van Wagenen the Wilpons and the Mets9:48 - Baseball teams make the decision to not play on Thursday19:00 - Biggest holes teams are facing at the trade deadline26:00 - How do you trade for prospects without scouts45:15 - Are scouts sneaking into team facilities? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Chase Thomas is joined by two veteran sportswriters, Bob Silverman and Dieter Kurtenbach to talk about this week's biggest sports stories that includes a crazy week in the NBA, if Kyrie was vindicated, how Earl Thomas fell out of favor in Baltimore, and what the hell happened with the Wilpons and Brodie Van Wagenen.
Today's word of the day is 'sampson' as in misspelling my name as in Brody's as in how the New York Mets misspelled Brodie Van Wagenen's name in a press release last night. Why was a press release warranted? Well, Brodie got caught on a live mic talking poorly about MLB commissioner Rob Manfred and owner Jeff Wilpon. What a disaster. How as this leaked? IT WASN'T! The Mets 'accidentally' posted the feed onto the team's website. Woof (0:06). The NBA continues to get things right. Regardless of what your view is on them, just listen to me here. Games will be played on Saturday. After two days of protest. After countless meetings. After getting tangible action items listed. Let's hope change soon comes. But something happened in one of those meetings that needs to be talked about. Patrick Beverley said something so disrespectful to union boss Michelle Roberts that Chris Paul, Udonis Haslem, and other players had to put him in check. Wow (16:55). Review - Lean on Pete (28:20). For the first time in NPDS history - we have the best statement released of all time by a team... the Baltimore Ravens (32:55). So You Wanna Talk To Samson!? Someone asked me if I think that the owner of the Real Salt Lake MLS team should be forced to sell his team after his most recent comments about players protesting (38:30). #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
BVW and the Protests 3:00 East Recap 12:10 Central Recap 28:00 West Recap 39:00 Standout Performances 47:40 En Fuego 59:05 1:04:00 #RaceTo20 1:11:55 Slump Watch 1:17:00 Who Got Mad? 1:18:15 Wrong Order Award 1:20:20 Young Money Award 1:23:40 Elevator Talk: St. Louis Cardinals
Jeff Passan joins Buster to discuss baseball’s evolving response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, the lack of a collective conversation in MLB that’s seen in the NBA, the Players Alliance, the need for collaborative conversation league-wide, how the disparate responses tie into the CBA, Brodie Van Wagenen’s hot mic moment and the Mets’ capitulating response, and the enormous frustration with Rob Manfred across baseball (9:46). Later, Todd Radom joins the pod to talk about Progressive Field and administer the weekly quiz (29:38).
In the latest episode, Pete and Tim discuss Dom Smith’s raw emotion and the Mets and Marlins’ powerful statement protesting social injustice. Plus, Brodie Van Wagenen’s comments on MLB’s leadership and the response from Rob Manfred. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Welcome to Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), the new/old favorite from Amazin’ Avenue editors Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore. Thursday, August 27th will go down as one of the most historic days in Mets’ history for a few, mostly good, reasons. Brian and Chris discuss the events of the day, praise Dominic Smith for his on and off the field actions, talk about Brodie Van Wagenen’s leaked video criticizing Rob Manfred, and the continued dominance of Jacob deGrom. Chris’s Music Picks: Dr. John - In the Right Place Brian’s Music Pick: The Who - Live at Leeds You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts. If you’ve got questions that you’d like us to discuss on the air, email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to follow the site on Twitter (@AmazinAvenue), as Brian (@BrianNeedsaNap). and Chris (@ChrisMcShane). And, until next time, Let’s Go Mets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
On Thursday's show, the guys reflect on a surreal 24 hours in sports history, discuss Aaron Judge's latest injury and react to a bizarre video featuring Brodie Van Wagenen unknowingly talking about Rob Manfred and Jeff Wilpon.
On Thursday's ENN, the guys discuss Michael Jordan's role in assisting the players' battle for social justice. Plus, a bizarre video surfaces featuring Brodie Van Wagenen talking about Rob Manfred and Jeff Wilpon; the guys react in real time...
The Mets are mired in mediocrity through the first third of the pandemic-shortened season. Are they even on the right track going into 2021? Former Mets beat reporter and current digital editor for NBC Sports, Matt Ehalt, joins the program. He debates the direction that Brodie Van Wagenen has taken with the team and where he believes new ownership should take the club going forward. Mike Silva reviews the performance of some intriguing young positional players that are starting to stand out.
The guys are bringing this episode to you with a warning. You may be flying high now, but this is the Mets we're talking about here so don't get it twisted. Fresh off TWO wins in a row (we win one more and that's called a winning streak) and fans are already in a back slide, thinking that this is the contender we were all hoping for. Pete is coming out of his polar bear hibernation, gimme Gimmy is a stud, Conforto is the cornerstone and Dom and JD are our guys, but this is the outlier. Edwin Diaz has 2.45 ERA and Tomas Nido just hit 2 HRs and drove in 6 for Christ's sake! This is not the standard, this is the anomaly. We're not trying to stifle your hopes, we're just setting expectations. When this team is clicking they are down right scary, but you know what else is scary? A middle-of-the-way team at the trade deadline with Brodie Van Wagenen as your GM. Do you really want that guy with his finger on the nuclear button come August 31st? No. We've lost far too many prospects already and with Uncle Stevie hiding in the shadows, dropping his bid for the team on the same day, this whole thing could easily mean annihilation. Our Disney movie ending could turn into 'Reservoir Dogs' real quick so keep your eyes on the prize and enjoy the wins when they come cause we gotta believe that this will be the last year we will ever have to deal with any of this nonsense every again. BONUS: Jared Mad Dog Hughes Interview
Jake Brown and Nelson Figueroa open up the show talking about the Mets' 8-2 win Thursday and the latest on Jeff McNeil's knee injury and when he may be back. The guys then get into Tomas Nido's surprising two-homer game, Dom Smith's bat, Pete Alonso getting hot, how Luis Rojas will handle the lineup, looking ahead to the weekend series against the Phillies and reacting to Marcus Stroman opting out. 1986 Mets World Series champion Dwight "Doc" Gooden then joins the show. Doc discusses the Mets' starting pitching staff, his thoughts on Stroman and Yoenis Cespedes opting out of the season, a potential ownership change, thoughts on the job Brodie Van Wagenen has done as GM and why the Mets might have to consider trading Jacob deGrom.
Mike Silva discusses the impact of Marcus Stroman's opt out on the Mets, the options to replace him, and Brodie Van Wagenen's decision to acquire Stroman for prospects in 2019. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/michael-a-goodpaster/support
Today's word of the day is 'BVW' as in Brodie Van Wagenen as in what a mess the New York Mets are. Yoenis Cespedes goes AWOL before a game in Atlanta vs the Braves. The Mets released a statement saying that they couldn't find Cespedes then word came out that he was opting out. How did this happen (0:06)? There is an uprising happening in the Pac-12. A large group of players from various schools have released a list of demands that they want before they play college football this season (15:07). Washington State head coach Nick Rolovich is in deep water after a recorded phone conversation he had with a player was leaked. This is bad. Changes will happen (24:00). Review - That Thing You Do (30:50). MLB struggle bus continues to travel across the country. Let's update you on more nightmares and some positives (no not covid-19 test positives.) And the Marlins announced Derek Jeter will be meeting with the media on Monday afternoon so you know we'll have that covered tomorrow (33:45). No need to #waittosee --------------------------- 'Nothing Personal with David Samson' is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Castbox, Bullhorn and wherever else you listen to podcasts. Follow David on Twitter: @DavidPSamson To watch David on CBS Sports HQ visit https://www.cbssports.com/live/ To hear more from the CBS Sports Podcast Network, visit https://www.cbssports.com/podcasts/ https://www.youtube.com/nothingpersonalwithdavidsamson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.