The trade deadline has passed. The Yankees made some very good moves while the Mets did nothing. Nothing. In a city where the media will eat you alive, the Mets did nothing.

Outside of baseball, what else has been happening in New York sports?


1. Yankees acquire Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns, and Kerry Wood.

The Yankees were the most active team over the final 24 hours before the trade deadline. The team added a on-base machine that kills right-handed in pitching (Berkman). A solid right-handed bat that hits lefties (Kearns). And a somewhat erratic reliever that has shown glimpses of Hall of Fame talent over his career (Wood). The Yankees took on roughly $4.5 million in salary, but only gave up low-level prospects. All three moves are great low-risk, high-rewards for the Yanks.

My Reaction: The Yankees did very well at the deadline. The Berkman move caught me a little off-guard, but I like it a lot. After the Yanks traded for Wood, Chan Ho Park was designated for assignment, ending his tenure as a Yank.

2. The New York Mets make no moves.

The New York Mets have been a roller coaster this year. They have been god awful on the road, but have one of the best home records. The Mets are currently 6 1/2 games out of the division and Wild Card. Making no moves today tells the fan base that they are not confident in the team for the rest of the season.

My Reaction: If I was a Mets fan, I’d be completely finished with this team until there was a complete overhaul in personnel. The Mets needed a pitcher, bat off the bench and a reliever. There were plenty of affordable options (Jake Westbrook, Austin Kearns, etc) and the Mets came away empty-handed.


1. What Can Brown Do For You?: Slam dunk specialist Shannon Brown is currently deciding between offers from the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers. Brown served a backup last season for the Lakers.

My Reaction: Meh. Nothing to write home about. If Brown signs on with the Knicks, expect some crazy dunks in the Garden.


1. Deal For Rex and Mike, None For Darrelle?: Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum and head coach Rex Ryan received contract extensions through 2014. However, all-Pro corner Darrelle Revis still does not have a new contract. Revis will not hold out, but this starting to get ridiculous.

My Reaction: Yes, Revis is still under contract, but please, get the man some $$.