Good morning, New York sports fans! Here is your first look at the New York-area sports scene for another winter Wednesday in the Northeast.
- Donald Trump as owner of the New York Mets? Trump might like the idea, and it sure is fun to imagine the possibilities with Trump in charge. Unlikely to happen, though. The current ownership wants to find a minority partner, not sell the team outright. And there is that little matter of Trump and casinos.
- To pay or not pay, that is the question. Our Joe Caporosa opined Tuesday that the New York Knicks should pay Denver's asking price for Carmelo Anthony. In the end, they might. I agree that the Knicks need to make the deal. If I were Knicks GM Donnie Walsh, though, I would sweat the Nuggets a little and see if the price drops. It's a game of chicken, and I think in the end the Nuggets have to blink first because they can't let 'Melo walk as a free agent and get nothing in return.
- St. John's continued to impress Tuesday with an 80-68 road victory over Marquette.
- NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says "it is time for serious negotiations" in the labor dispute between NFL owners and players. So, Rog, a question. When are you going to stop posturing and courting public approval and actually get down to the business of hammering out a compromise and making deal?