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Comment Winter Olympics: The Mets, the Oscars and Ryan Braun

The judges always appreciate good banter and good insight, and we had plenty of both this past week. 

Here are your medalists:

The bronze goes to Sandy. I know Sandy tries to play it cool, but I get the sense, from comments like this one, that he doesn't like the Mets' owners:

The only way to get rid of the Mets' current regime, since they claim to not know (but really...

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Yoenis Cespedes and A.J. Burnett

Two thoughts this morning:

1. The A's signed Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a four-year, $36-million contract, and when the news broke, I flashed back to comments that Scott Boras made about a year ago, to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, concerning the Oakland franchise:

“When teams recruit against the Oakland A’s, they say, ‘Why do you want to play in an empty park?’ It’s not about...

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Contest: "Moneyball"

I'm terrible when it comes to suspension of disbelief. I watched "Cheaper by the Dozen" years ago, and I fumed at my TV screen, shouting: "If Steve Martin's character is a big-time football coach, making enough money to buy a huge house for his 12 kids, then by golly, he can afford to hire three or four babysitters!"

So I anticipated that I would hate the film version of...

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The best general managers, 2011

9. JON DANIELS When Rangers fans cheer the

(Credit: AP )

We always kick off this list, as per tradition, by revealing who was on my flight to the general managers' and owners' meetings - and seeing if there's any cosmic determinations to be made from that regarding the current Hot Stove League.

This year's answer is my former Newsday teammate Jon Heyman, Jon's MLB Network teammate Matt Yalloff and MLB public relations gurus Michael Teevan and...

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