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Brad Kallet

Screenshot of Grinnell Athletics' landing page on Nov. 21, 2012. (credit: pioneers.grinnell.edu)

Kallet: Is The Grinnell System Legit Or Unjust? An Expert Weighs In

To get a better understanding of the System — and to find some answers and gain perspective — I reached out to Ross Preston, an expert on all things Grinnell basketball.

11/26/2013

LaTroy Hawkins (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Kallet: Who Stays And Who Goes? Breaking Down The Mets’ Free Agents

The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.

11/04/2013

Yasiel Puig #66 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts as he hits an RBI triple in the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Kallet: Arrogant, Unlikable Yasiel Puig Plays The Game The Wrong Way

He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.

10/16/2013

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Kallet: It’s Put Up Or Shut Up Time For Mets GM Sandy Alderson

For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.

10/01/2013

Roger Federer of Switzerland walks off the court after being defeated by Tommy Robredo of Spain in their fourth-round men's singles match on Day 8 of the 2013 US Open. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Kallet: How Much Does Roger Federer Have Left In The Tank?

Can Federer even be considered part of the “Big Four” anymore? Will he shut me up and win another slam? I certainly hope so, but I’m not counting on it.

09/03/2013

Terry Collins (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallet: Terry Collins Deserves Chance With Roster That Can Realistically Contend

Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.

07/28/2013

Ike Davis (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Kallet: Mets Need To Think Long And Hard About What To Do With Ike Davis

I sincerely hope Davis proves me wrong and suddenly finds his stroke. I hope he can be the .270, 40-homer guy that we all envisioned him being. But I just don’t see that ever coming to fruition. And sooner or later, the Mets will have to make a decision about their first baseman.

05/06/2013

Jeremy Hefner (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Kallet: Despite Mets’ Strong Start, Abysmal Back End Of Rotation Could Doom Club In A Hurry

The back end of New York’s rotation has been predictably abysmal. Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner and Aaron Laffey — the current No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 starters — have a combined 6.23 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched.

04/16/2013

Brian Cashman (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) and Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Kallet: Mets, Yankees’ Active Rosters Will Be Neck-And-Neck On Opening Day

It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?

03/26/2013

Marlon Byrd (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kallet: Byrd Might Be The Word For Mets In Right Field

There’s potential there. There’s a chance. There’s a job to be won for a player who was once a threatening major-league hitter — and could be again. And with the current state of this outfield, that hope and belief is all that Mets fans have right now.

02/25/2013

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Kallet: Breaking Down The 5 Greatest Baseball Movies Of All-Time

Let’s look at the national pastime through the lens of entertainment, which is what baseball really should be about, anyway. Without further ado, I present to you my list of the greatest baseball moves of all-time.

01/22/2013

Hockey fans protest the National Hockey League lockout outside the NHL offices in midtown Manhattan. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Kallet: This Casual Hockey Fan Is Finished — Maybe Forever

I’m just so turned off by the greed, the unwillingness to cooperate, the lack of direction and the apathy toward the fans who live and die with every drop of the puck. It’s disgraceful and it’s unfair, and I’m finished.

12/17/2012

Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves walks into the clubhouse after the Braves lost to the St. Louis Cardinals, 6-3, during the National League Wild Card playoff game. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Kallet: MLB’s New Wild Card Format Is Completely Unjust, And I Have A Solution

If Commissioner Selig is so insistent on having an extra Wild Card team in each league, then I have a solution. Is it a perfect solution? By no stretch of the imagination. It has its holes, and many would cry foul if it was ever implemented, but I can guarantee than it’s far more fair than what’s currently in place.

10/09/2012

Barclays Center court (Credit: Brad Kallet/CBSNewYork.com)

Are You Ready, New Yorkers? An Inside Look At The Brand New Barclays Center

Brooklynites have been waiting for this moment for years, for decades. The Barclays Center will be the first new major sports and entertainment indoor arena in New York since 1968.

09/21/2012

Andy Murray (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images), Tomas Berdych (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) and David Ferrer (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images for USTA)

Kallet: Will The Grand Slam Torch Finally Be Passed To A New Man At The US Open?

Yes, the ingredients are in place for the torch to finally be passed — at least for the moment — to a new men’s Grand Slam champion. And if it does play out that way, what will it feel like? It’s tough to say, as there has only been one blip on the Big Three’s radar since 2005.

09/07/2012

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