Talkin Mets With Mike Silva



A show all about Mets baseball. Hear host Mike Silva of give you his unbiased and passionate opinion of the latest happenings with the team. Guests include beat writers, journalist, influential bloggers as well as former and current players. Check out the latest shows and archive at


  • Fake Wild Card Race

    29/08/2016 Duration: 01h02min

    Just when you thought the Mets were pulling everyone back "in" with winning 6 of 7, they throw up a stinker against the Phillies. Mike Silva questions whether he should change his stance and consider the Mets a “real” Wild Card contender. Is this just a fake pennant race? Sandy Alderson was brought on in 2010 to rebuild the farm system and create a sustainable winning environment. Many credited Omar Minaya for building the core of the 2015 World Series team. It’s now time to see if Alderson signees such as Gsellman, Montero and Lugo can lift the team when they need it. Hear Mike talk about this and how tomorrows start is really Rafael Montero’s last chance at redemption in a Mets uniform. Finally, he discusses David Cone’s comments to Keith Hernandez about how rest helped him during his playing days and whether deGrom, Syndagaard and Matz can get a bump from this for the final six weeks of the season. Hear these topics and others during tonight’s Talkin’ Mets podcast, which also features a guest appearance

  • Most Disappointing Mets Team Ever?

    21/08/2016 Duration: 01h05min

    James Flippin of WOR Radio joins Mike Silva. James is the producer for the Mets pre and postgame show as well as the Sports Zone. The Mets 2016 season has turned into a mini-disaster. Is this the most disappointing season in team history? Mike thinks so. Why is the media defending Terry Collins? You all know Mike's position on Collins and why he wants him fired. What will change in 2017 with Collins at the helm? Finally, Yoenis Cespedes is being asked to “carry” the Mets the rest of the way. Even if he does will he return next season? A long-term commitment to Cespedes has ramifications for the future. Assuming Jay Bruce is back for another year where does that leave Michael Conforto? Another year at Triple-A? Trade bait? See for privacy information.

  • Beginning of the End?

    15/08/2016 Duration: 54min

    Mike Silva talks about Terry Collins rant and how he is the reason for the Mets inability to grind out at-bats and play through the challenges of the season.  Mike believes this road trip will put an end to any talk about the Mets making the playoffs. He also discusses his concerns about Travis d'Arnaud and whether he is headed down the same path as another failed top prospect, Ike Davis.  Noah Wolfe of Metsmerized Online joins Mike live from MCU Park in Brooklyn to give his report on top prospects Justin Dunn, Thomas Szapucki, Peter Alonso and Desmond Lindsay. See for privacy information.

  • The Dog Days of August

    08/08/2016 Duration: 01h05min

    Tonight John Delcos of the New York Mets Report to talks to Mike Silva about the latest in Mets baseball. They dissect the Mets deadline moves and whether it was a wise decision for Sandy Alderson to acquire Jay Bruce for Dilson Herrera. Is Jon Niese an important part of the rest of 2016? With Logan Verrett’s struggles it’s not far-fetched. John tells Mike why the Mets need to move away from Yoenis Cespedes this offseason, if he opts out and how his golfing incident is a bigger problem than Terry Collins let on. He also believes the Mets will not break away from this Wild Card “muck” of teams and miss the playoffs in 2016. They grade Alderson and Collins throughout the segment. Delcos puts much of the blame on Alderson while Silva tends to believe both Terry Collins and Dan Warthen have done a poor job in the dugout this year. They wrap-up the program with a fun “what-if” when it comes to Alex Rodriguez and how Mets history would have changed if he signed on with the club after the 2000 season. See omnys

  • To Trade or Not to Trade?

    01/08/2016 Duration: 01h01s

    Mike Silva is joined by nationally syndicated radio host and contributor to Metsmerized Online, Tim Donner, on today’s trade deadline program. Tim and Mike both think this Mets team isn’t worth investing in for 2016. They look at both the rumored Jonathan Lucroy and Jay Bruce deals and give their opinion on the long-term impact. They also revisit about whether Michael Conforto could be dealt in the same manner that Michael Fulmer was a year ago.  They also debate about whether the Mets have underachieved this year. Have they been unlucky and injured or could the front office and coaching staff have prepared better to defend their pennant? See for privacy information.

  • Mike Piazza in the Hall-of-Fame

    25/07/2016 Duration: 58min

    Mike Silva talks about his memories of Mike Piazza on the day of his induction into the Hall-of-Fame. Hear clips from Piazza's career with the Mets as well as highlights of his induction speech. Sal Licata of WOR joins the conversation and shares his thoughts on number 31 as well as his concerns about Michael Conforto's playing time. See for privacy information.

  • Doc, Darryl, deGrom and Wally

    18/07/2016 Duration: 01h19min

    Mike Silva is joined by Bob Klapisch and Wally Backman on this week's podcast. Bob and Mike review the ESPN 30-for-30 Documentary about Darryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden. Hear Bob talk about his experience covering those late-eighties Mets teams, where things went wrong for the duo and whether the Mets could have prevented their demise. Jim “Mojo” Morrison of the Charlotte Knights joins the podcast as a guest contributor. Mojo is part of the Knights’ game day operations and had an opportunity to talk to Las Vegas 51s skipper Wally Backman during this year’s Triple-A All-Star Game. Hear Wally give his thoughts on Michael Conforto, some of the Mets top prospects and whether Josh Edgin can help the Mets bullpen. Finally, Mike Silva tells you why Jacob deGrom is the Mets starter he would always hand the ball off in a big spot. He also debunks the narrative by the fan base that the  Mets are “decimated by injuries.” See for privacy information.

  • Mets at the Break

    11/07/2016 Duration: 01h05min

    The first-half of the 2016 season is in the books and the New York Mets end it with losing 3 of 4 to the Nationals. Mike Silva talks about the revisionist history regarding the Mets signing Daniel Murphy. Rich Coutinho of 98.7 ESPN discusses the surprises and disappointments of the first-half. Chris from does a book review of "House of Nails" by Lenny Dykstra. See for privacy information.

  • Stars and Strikes on the 4th of July

    04/07/2016 Duration: 01h21min

    The Cubs came to Citi Field and left without a victory as the Mets sweep the best team in baseball. Mike Silva examines the reason for the quick turnaround after the disaster in Washington. Was it Brandon Nimmo's energy? Familia's high-wire act in the first game of the series? Or is the team just benefitting from some home cooking. Former Mets training in the 1980s remembers the classic July 4th, 1985 game that ended at 4am in which the Mets beat the Braves 16-13 in 19 innings. Dan Epstein, author of Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ‘76 remember the national pastime, pop culture and music during the 1970s. See for privacy information.

  • Jose Reyes Returns

    27/06/2016 Duration: 55min

    Mike Silva is joined by Howard Megdal of Excelle Sports. Howard, as you probably know, did extensive coverage of the Mets financial situation in his book "Wilpon's Folly" and just came out with a book called "The Cardinals Way," which goes behind the scenes into the St. Louis front office. Howard and Mike discuss the return of Jose Reyes, what it means on the field and the tricky political ramifications off of it. Howard also gives his biggest learning of what the Cardinals do and the Mets don't as organizations. See for privacy information.

  • Mets on the Brink, Faith & Fear, Summer at the Ballpark

    20/06/2016 Duration: 01h16min

    The Mets season is at an embarrassing low after a three-game sweep by the Braves at Citi Field. Terry Collins says a shakeup may be imminent. The real shakeup, according to host Mike Silva, is firing Collins who has proven to be incapable of getting this group to the next level. Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing gives his take on the struggling Mets, thoughts on the demise of Jose Reyes and David Wright and Carlos Beltran going in the Hall-of-Fame with a Mets cap on. Kurt Smith of Ballpark E-Guides educates the audience on the best ballparks to visit and an underrated one that Mets fans should see the Amazin’s at this summer. See for privacy information.

  • Mets 2016 Draft Recap

    13/06/2016 Duration: 01h06min

    Mike Silva discusses whether the Mets need a trade that puts their "chips to to the center of the table" in 2016. He opines on the availability of Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy, and whether trading Michael Conforto can boost the offense this year. Clayton Collier of Metsmerized Online shares his experience at the draft and his conversation with Jason Bay. Joe Demayo of @psltoflushing remembers some of the Mets hits and misses of drafts the past decade. See for privacy information.

  • Grading the Mets at the 55 Game Mark

    06/06/2016 Duration: 59min

    Mike Silva grades the Mets at the 55 game mark. Russ Langer, the voice of the Las Vegas 51s, provides an update about top prospects Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini and Rafael Montero. He also throws in a couple of sleepers the fans should keep an eye on. Danny Knobler of Bleacher Report rounds out the program talking about the proposed changes to the strike zone and how art of tanking has benefited the contenders in the National League. See for privacy information.

  • Remembering the 1986 Mets

    29/05/2016 Duration: 01h30min

    Former Mets pitcher Doug Sisk joins the show to remember the 1986 Mets. Mike Vaccaro of the NY Post talks about the greatest game that gets forgotten: Game 6 of the 1986 NLCS. Also hear his thoughts on the Noah Syndagaard ejection and Matt Harvey's latest struggles. The fans speak out as Chris the Teacher from shares his concerns about David Wright's latest injury. See for privacy information.

  • The Matt Harvey Conundrum

    23/05/2016 Duration: 01h24min

    Mike Silva talks about why the Mets should consider doing something dramatic and fire pitching coach Dan Warthen. He also plays GM on what to do if Matt Harvey puts up another stinker on Tuesday. Nationally syndicated radio host, Tim Donner, joins the debate to discuss how the Mets can improve their offense, which is currently in the bottom third of the league. Can Alejandro De Aza be the answer at first base? Would the Mets promote Dominic Smith from Binghamton? What outside options are available? Listen to that and more on the latest edition of the Talkin’ Mets podcast. See for privacy information.

  • Mets Limp into Nats Showdown

    16/05/2016 Duration: 01h21min

    Host Mike Silva talks about the Mets disappointing West Coast trip and previews the upcoming Nationals series with Seth Everett of NBC Sports Radio. Hear Seth discuss why he is bullish on the Nationals and their manager Dusty Baker. Michael Mayer of chats about the development of Dominic Smith, Amed Rosario and other top Mets prospects. Michael also tells us who down in Vegas may be able to help the big league ballclub. See for privacy information.

  • Bart Powers Mets in San Diego

    09/05/2016 Duration: 01h01min

    Mike Silva talks with Kevin Kernan of the NY Post about Bartolo Colon's historic home run and whether they rely on too many long balls. Michael Baron, formerly of Metsblog fame, chats about Matt Harvey's performance against the Padres. See for privacy information.

  • Down on the Korner

    02/05/2016 Duration: 56min

    Mike Silva talks to Mark Rosenman, co-author of the book "Down on the Korner: Ralph Kiner and Kiner's Korner." Mark and Howie Karpin are the first to write a book about the popular post-game show that many Mets fans grew up on. He's also joined by Joe Trezza of as they chat about the ascension of Michael Conforto into the league's elite offensive talent. They also opine about how the Mets would look if they had signed Ben Zobrist instead of acquiring Neil Walker and Yoenis Cespedis. See for privacy information.

  • Mets Rock the Road Trip, Jeff Passan, The Arm

    25/04/2016 Duration: 55min

    Mike Silva talks about the Mets successful road trip and opines how their power surge may not be the blessing that it appears. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports discusses his new book "The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports." Mike wraps things up by comparing Logan Verrett and Zack Wheeler. See for privacy information.

  • Harvey Terrible, Wheeler Recovery, Terry's Short Fuse

    18/04/2016 Duration: 01h12min

    Mike Silva discusses Matt Harvey's slow start and Terry Collins' ability to handle the pressure of being the division favorite. Mike Vorkunov of VICE catches up with Zack Wheeler during his rehab. James Flippin of WOR joins Mike to take questions from the Metsmerized Online community. See for privacy information.

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