Posts tagged Brodie Van Wagenen
Gerald Brown of Sirius XM NBA Radio on NBA Free Agency. Kawhi & The Latest Player Empowerment Angle, OKC Dismantling? MLB Storylines At The Break, NHL Free Agency, Coco's Rise At Wimbledon

Episode 79 delivers all of the latest and greatest in the world of sports. On deck:

Kawhi Leonard chooses LA, but not the Lakers! How the latest player empowerment movement impacts the Association as Paul George tag teams with the NBA Finals MVP? What does OKC do with Russell Westbrook in the aftermath of this deal? (Knick fans: Don't even think about it!)

As MLB hits the break, what we can possibly expect over the course before the trade deadline and the second half of the season. I'll also deep dive on the Mets and Yankees and what lies ahead for both franchises.

On a lesser scale, the NHL free agency period was chock full of signings. The Rangers get their man, while the Islanders are still scrambling for a sniper. I'll get into all of the major free agents and where they've ended up to this point.

Fifteen year old Coco Gauff has been the story at Wimbledon to date. Unfortunately, she wasn't able to get past former #1 Simona Halep. as chase for a championship comes to a close. Could this be the next rising star in tennis? What does this mean moving forward?

Plus, my Hero and Zero of the Week.

(59:57) My guest is host of Sirius XM's The Bottom Line Sports Show on NBA Radio, Gerald Brown as we discuss the craziness of the NBA offseason. The impact of what took place in Brooklyn as opposed to the Garden. Why Knick fans shouldn't get wrapped up in what the Nets are doing? Best signing this offseason? Head scratcher? And lots more.

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NBA Offseason Frenzy Has Begun (AD to Lakers, NY/BK's Pursuit of KD, Draft, Rumors) Blues Win Cup, Yanks Questionable Trade? Mets Bullpen Implosion, Brooks Falls Short at US Open

The NBA Finals just ended, but the offseason is already proving that it's going to be wild and crazy as Episode 76 will provide the following:

The Anthony Davis trade to the Lakers. Who is the winner and loser of this deal?

Should the Knicks or Nets pursue Kevin Durant? What will the Knicks do on draft night?  Plus, the aftermath of Klay Thompson's injury and the future of the Warriors.

I'll recap the Blues historic Stanley Cup run. Does home ice/court/field matter in sports? The NHL Draft is Friday. Why the Devils and Rangers will be forever linked with who they select come Friday night?

The Yankees trade for another right-handed slugger. Why I disagree with the move? And why wasn't a starting pitcher involved instead?

The Mets bullpen continues to be inflammable. The latest debacle of relief futility, plus, their upcoming season defining road trip to Atlanta, Chicago (Cubs) and Philadelphia.

A recap of Gary Woodland's US Open victory over Brooks Koepka.

My Hero and Zero of the Week.

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Mets Mess. Who's To Blame? Jets Adam 'Gase Of Thrones', GSW On Cusp, Bruins Cup Bound, Koepka Hangs On & More

Get ready for some serious heat as Episode 70 is going to deliver a knockout punch. On tap:

The Mets are in crisis mode as we’re a week away from MEMORIAL DAY! Who’s to blame for this mess? Is Mickey Callaway dead man walking? Where’s Brodie Van Wagenen? I have lots to get off my chest about this.

Jets coach, Adam Gase, has the Throne as his power play over the departed GM Mike Maccagnan was successful. Hear why this has disaster written all over it? What will owner Chris Johnson do down the road if this experiment doesn’t work? And you won’t believe who’s rumored to become the possible GM!

Golden State on the verge on another Finals trip. Toronto going down in a fight with Milwaukee. Also, the Knicks lose out on the Zion Williamson Sweepstakes. Does that mean the #3 overall pick will be dangled as trade bait?

The Boston Bruins are back in the Stanley Cup Finals, but is Brad Marchand bringing the NHL back to the Dark Ages?

Plus, Brooks Koepka hangs on to win the PGA, War Of Will wins the Preakness, Deontay Wilder’s first round KO and much more!

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Steelers Sliding, NFL Week 13 Review. NCAA FB Final Four. NY Mets: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. NBA & NHL News

The final month of 2018 starts off with a bang in the world of sports as yours truly has it all covered on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Jets season has reached its’ nadir, squandering a fourth quarter lead en route to their sixth straight loss at Tennessee. Who’s to blame for this recent disaster? Will Sam Darnold play again this year? Is Todd Bowles coaching his way out of NY? Will Gang Green win another game the rest of the way? The Giants almost squandered a 10 point lead with less than two minutes remaining but held on in OT to upset the Bears at home. Is Eli Manning playing his final few games in a Giant uniform? What about Odell Beckham’s comments after he didn’t stretch out for the ball during an onside kick? I’ll get into all of that, AND, the debacle in Pittsburgh as the Steelers gagged a double digit lead in the second half at home on primetime vs. the Chargers. I’ll call out what went wrong, who were the scapegoats and why there’s no chance that the Black and Gold will secure a first round bye. Plus, the rest of the Week 13 slate in the NFL. There was another wild finish to an Alabama-Georgia college football championship, this time for the conference as the Crimson Tide comeback yet again, to break the hearts of the bulldogs 35-28. I’ll delve into the biggest play of the game and set our sights on the final four to determine who’ll play for the National Championship on January 7th. The Mets have put themselves on the back page the past week. I’ll dissect their front office and coaching staff upgrade, the major trade that brought Robinson Cano & Edwin Diaz to NY and look into my crystal ball for a possible not so pleasant immediate future regarding personnel on this current roster. I’ll also touch on some NBA & NHL news and some information regarding my next podcast. There’s plenty to get your sports appetite satiated, so dig in on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast.(Episode 42)

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World Series Recap/Mets GM Search, Jets/Giants/NFL Week 8, College Football, NHL, NBA

We cap off an exciting October of sports and crown a baseball champion on this weeks edition of The JAYREELZ Podcast. The Boston Red Sox have won their fourth World Series title since 2004. I’ll delve into what it took for them to reach the MLB mountaintop and also dissect where it all went wrong for the Dodgers as they lose their second consecutive Fall Classic at home. I’ll also deep dive into what it must feel like for the Yankee fan the day after and where the rivalry next year could be headed between the two organizations. Plus, my thoughts on the Mets new GM, Brodie Van Wagenen and whether or not they made the right choice to take this team to the next level. I’ll recap all of Week 8 in the NFL, including the end of the 2018 Giants at the halfway point, with the Jets not that far behind. And insight on the debacle in Jacksonville, the Rams halfway to a perfect regular season and when Le’Veon Bell may come back to play with the Steelers. Don’t forget the week that was, and upcoming in college football, the NHL and what’s with all of these high scoring games in the NBA? Quite a bit to get into for your edification on this weeks episode of The JAYREELZ Podcast. (Episode 37)

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