Steve Phillips


Steve Phillips is currently the host of the morning show on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio Channel.  He also hosts a fantasy baseball show on SiriusXM.

Steve is also currently serving as a guest on various Fox Business Network shows, offering his insights on the business aspects of Major League Baseball.

During the 2010 Major League Baseball season, Steve did a weekly segment on WFAN’s afternoon show “Mike’d Up” with Mike Francesa. Later in the season, Steve filled in as a guest-host on WFAN’s morning show, “The Boomer and Carton Show”.   Also, during the 2010 season, Steve served as a baseball analyst for AOL Fanhouse TV where he provided baseball commentary and wrote a weekly column.

Prior to joining Mad Dog Radio, Steve worked for ESPN as a baseball analyst.  Steve was a regular studio analyst on Baseball Tonight, as well as a game analyst on Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball.  Steve joined the Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team for the 2009 season. Also during his time with ESPN, Steve made regular appearances on various ESPN Radio shows.

Steve is also one of the voices on the MLB2K videogame.

Prior to pursuing a career in the media, Steve worked in the New York Mets’ front office for 13 years.  He joined the New York Mets front office in 1990 and was promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager in 1997. Under his direction, the Mets qualified for the post-season in 1999 and 2000. This was the first time in the club’s history they had done so in consecutive years.  The Mets’ appearance in the 2000 World Series against the Yankees was the club’s first since 1986. He was named the New Jersey Sportswriters Association Executive of the Year in 2000.  Steve acquired well known players such as Al Leiter, Robin Ventura, and future Hall-of-Famer Mike Piazza.  Steve is also credited with drafting and signing highly attractive prospects such as David Wright and Jose Reyes.

Steve, a former infielder in the Mets’ and Detroit Tigers’ minor league systems, joined the Mets front office as an Administrative Assistant of Scouting and Minor Leagues. He became the Director of Minor League Operations on September 1, 1991, a position he held until he was promoted to Assistant General Manager in December 1995. Under Steve’s guidance as Director of Minor Leagues, the Mets won Organization of the Year honors from Topps and Baseball America in 1995.

Phillips was a four-year high school scholastic star in basketball, baseball and football at De La Salle Collegiate in Detroit, Michigan. His baseball uniform number has been retired by the school and he was inducted in the inaugural class of the De La Salle Hall of Fame. Phillips still holds the school’s single season rushing record of 1,257 yards. Steve received a scholarship and signed a letter of intent to play football at Northwestern University which was then coached by former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Dennis Green.   Instead of playing at Northwestern, however, Phillips chose a baseball career after being drafted by the New York Mets in the fifth round of the 1981 Amateur Draft. In that same draft Lenny Dykstra was picked by the Mets in the eighth round and Roger Clemens was drafted in the twelfth.

Steve played in the Mets farm system for six plus years including stops in Kingsport, TN; Little Falls, NY; Columbia, SC; Lynchburg, VA and Jackson, MS. He also played part of a season in the minors with the Detroit Tigers organization.  His best season came in 1986 when he hit .289 at Lynchburg. While Steve was a minor league player he attended college during the off-season and graduated with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 1989 with a B.A. in Psychology.