Steve Phillips' wake-up call: GM to XM, he's rebuilding his life, career

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Former Mets GM Steve Phillips shares a laugh

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Former Mets GM Steve Phillips shares a laugh while anchoring on the morning radio show "Evan & Phillips in the Morning" at the studios of Sirius XM Radio. (June 5, 2012) (Credit: Craig Ruttle)

It sounds like penance for past misdeeds: Rise at 3:15 in the morning, make a long, dark drive, then spend four hours trapped in a small room with people who relentlessly make fun of you.

And in some ways that is precisely what it is for Steve Phillips, who in nine years has gone from Mets general manager to rising star at ESPN to tabloid scandal to morning talk show host on satellite radio.

But...

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