Talkin’ Mets: Free Agent Freeze, Buddy’s Battle with Diamond and Klapisch

Tonight I am joined by Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal and long-time baseball writer Bob Klapisch in a big show on the eve of pitchers and catchers reporting to Mets camp at Port St. Lucie.

Jared discusses the slow free agent market and why the economics of baseball may be broken and need of a fix. Is baseball anti-competitive as Scott Boras suggests? Hear our thoughts.

Bob Klapisch discusses his story about former Mets shortstop and manager Buddy Harrelson and his battle with Alzheimer’s. Bob also looks back into the time machine and tells me why this current free agent “freeze” is nothing compared to the late 80s collusion.

I also chat about the acquisition of Todd Frazier and why Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb are not the only quality free agents the Mets can chase. Hear who I think might be the best “value” pickup of the remaining veteran arms on the market.



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Mike Silva is a freelance writer and radio host. He’s hosted sports shows on 107.1 FM Champions ESPN Radio Long Island ,1240 AM WGBB , Blog Talk Radio and Live from Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant. He’s written for Big Leagues Magazine, The Perpetual Post and has broken national and local stories, as well as been mentioned on the YES Network, WFAN, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, NY Daily News, New York Magazine, The Journal News, Forbes and the NY Post You can contact Mike on Twitter @mikesilvamedia or email him at msilva126 at aol dot com.