The New York Islanders’ new owners claim that Brooklyn’s Barclays Center is “our home,” yet there are all kinds of rumors going around about where they may settle. Things really heated up with talks of moving next to the New York Mets with a new arena in Queens, but apparently that’s not all. New York Newsday reports that the Islanders have met “several times” with the New York Racing Association to build a new arena in Belmont. This would mean that the Islanders would (wait for it) bring the team back to the Nassau area. It was emphasized that such talks were in early stages and that the ownership group is “weighing multiple options, including remaining in Brooklyn.” When it came to the rumors
In this week's MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Citi, I talk with former Mets GM Steve Phillips, who hosts "The Leadoff Spot," alongside Todd Hollandsworth, every weekday morning on SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio channel. Phillips was GM when the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Marlins for Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall, and Geoff Goetz. In this interview, we talk about his appreciation for Piazza, his motivation for making the deal, and how he also considered trading for Marlins RHP Kevin Brown and OF Gary Sheffield...