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Amazin Avenue Jan 18, 2020
Swimming in the shallow end: The Mets still have a pitching problem

Swimming in the shallow end: The Mets still have a pitching problem

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Despite Brodie Van Wagenen’s boasting, the team’s rotational depth leaves a lot to be desired. The Mets kicked off this offseason with the departure of Zack Wheeler but quickly added Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha as free agents, prompting Brodie Van Wagenen to call the team’s staff “the deepest rotation in baseball.” Well, not to cry foul at a straight-shooter like Brodie, but the reality is not so rosy. The 2019 squad had its fair share of warts, but pitcher health was not one of them. Their top four starters—Jacob deGrom, Noah...
Rising Apple Jan 12, 2020

New York Mets: Three Jacob deGrom predictions for the 2020 season

What does 2020 have in store for New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom? Death, taxes, and an amazing year from Jacob deGrom feel like the only guarantees there are in life. The New York Mets ace has won back-to-back Cy Young Awards and should be a contender for yet another in 2020. In those two […] New York Mets: Three Jacob deGrom predictions for the 2020 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Jan 11, 2020

Mets ability to avoid arbitration with everyone is an important win

For the second straight year, the New York Mets avoided going to arbitration with all eligible players. It’s a big win for their relationship with the players. The arbitration deadline has passed for Major League Baseball which means all players eligible have either reached new deals or are working with their agents to hype themselves […] Mets ability to avoid arbitration with everyone is an important win - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NorthJersey.com Jan 10, 2020
NY Mets, Noah Syndergaard avoid arbitration with $9.7 million deal

NY Mets, Noah Syndergaard avoid arbitration with $9.7 million deal

The 27-year-old starting pitcher and the New York Mets avoided arbitration on Friday, striking a deal for the right-hander to be paid $9.7 million .        
Rising Apple Jan 10, 2020

Mets: Three Jacob deGrom resume additions we would like to see in 2020

Jacob deGrom is coming off back-to-back Cy Young Awards with high expectations for 2020. He has built quite the resume, but there are a few things we would love to see the New York Mets ace add in the 2020 season. Jacob deGrom has begun to carve out a nice career path and some impressive […] Mets: Three Jacob deGrom resume additions we would like to see in 2020 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Jan 6, 2020

Mets: Where does Jacob deGrom rank in the top pitchers of the decade?

Jacob deGrom had a fantastic six years in the 2010s. How does the New York Mets ace compare to the rest of the competition over the last ten seasons? As we reminisce about the past 10 years of baseball, we reflect on the bad, the good, and the legendary. In terms of the peak of […] Mets: Where does Jacob deGrom rank in the top pitchers of the decade? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Dec 31, 2019
Mets Morning News for December 31, 2019

Mets Morning News for December 31, 2019

Photo by John Sommers II/ Your New Year’s Eve morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Is it crazy to think the Mets could land free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson? Probably. However, Jim Bowden believes Donaldson would be a game-changer for the Amazins. Dominic Smith remains a potential trade candidate this offseason. ESPN shared their inferior, Jacob deGrom-less all decade MLB team. John Harper takes a look at the best and worst moments of the decade for the Mets. Tim Britton cursed us with a look back at the 2009 Mets, where everything...
Rising Apple Dec 31, 2019

Mets: An impressive Jacob deGrom statistic against the Phillies

When New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom faces the Philadelphia Phillies, he often comes away with a win and rarely gives up a home run. As division rivals, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies get to face each other plenty every season. Ace Jacob deGrom is no stranger to facing them. Since debuting in […] Mets: An impressive Jacob deGrom statistic against the Phillies - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Dec 30, 2019

Mets: Three beneficial free agent signings Brodie Van Wagenen missed out on

The New York Mets have had a good offseason, but there are still a few free agent opportunities the team did miss out on. This baseball offseason has seen many record-breaking contracts being given out to top tier talent in the MLB free agent market. Unfortunately, us New York Mets fans knew coming in that […] Mets: Three beneficial free agent signings Brodie Van Wagenen missed out on - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Dec 29, 2019

Mets Report Card: Grading the pitching staff as it currently stands

The New York Mets have added some new faces to the pitching staff for 2020. What grades do the rotation and bullpen deserve? Brodie Van Wagenen has made some promising moves to improve the New York Mets pitching staff this offseason. The biggest one so far has been the signing of former New York Yankees […] Mets Report Card: Grading the pitching staff as it currently stands - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rising Apple Dec 29, 2019

Mets: Five greatest trades for a starting pitcher in team history

The New York Mets made out like bandits in these five trades to acquire a starting pitcher. Starting pitching has been an essential component for the New York Mets in their best years. The way they have acquired those arms varies greatly. Homegrown Mets such as Tom Seaver, Jon Matlack, and Jacob deGrom all grew […] Mets: Five greatest trades for a starting pitcher in team history - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Dec 27, 2019
Mets Morning News for December 27, 2019

Mets Morning News for December 27, 2019

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The 2010s weren’t the best for New York sports but one athlete stood head and shoulders above the rest and that person was Jacob deGrom. Eli Manning won a Super Bowl, Henrik Lundqvist has Hall of Fame credentials, and there were plenty of other spectacular NY athletes this past decade, but the Mets’ ace outshone them all. The Mets weren’t always competitive in the 2010s, but there were ten memorable home runs that stood out. It wasn’t just home runs however, there were...
New York Post Dec 26, 2019

Mets’ Jacob deGrom is The Post’s NY Athlete of the Decade

This was the deGrom deCade. With all the incredible athletes who played in New York over the last 10 years, it is Jacob deGrom who stands above everyone else on a list that includes Odell Beckham Jr., Henrik Lundqvist, David Wright, Derek Jeter, Aroldis Chapman, Eli Manning, Aaron Judge, Carmelo Anthony, Darrelle Revis, Victor Cruz...
Rising Apple Dec 26, 2019

Mets: Comparing the careers of Jeff McNeil and Jacob deGrom

The path taken by Jeff McNeil to stardom is similar to the one followed by New York Mets teammate Jacob deGrom. When discussing the career trajectory of New York Mets star Jeff McNeil, writers often say that he was a “late bloomer.” True, McNeil did not make his major league debut until age 26, having […] Mets: Comparing the careers of Jeff McNeil and Jacob deGrom - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SNY TV Dec 24, 2019

Holiday gifts the Mets need for 2020, including Edwin Diaz' comeback and runs for Jacob deGrom

Sing with us, everyone! "Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the Mets' bullpen is delightful." Wait, that's not right.

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