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New York Daily News 9 hours ago
MLB ownership committee approves Mets sale to Steve Cohen by 7-1 vote

MLB ownership committee approves Mets sale to Steve Cohen by 7-1 vote

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen moved one step close to owning 95% of the Mets when MLB’s ownership committee voted 7-1 in favor him taking over the team from Fred and Jeff Wilpon, according to a source.
Joel Sherman / New York Post 16 hours ago

Steve Cohen clears huge MLB hurdle toward finalizing Mets purchase

Steve Cohen is one significant step closer to becoming the owner of the Mets. The Post confirmed MLB’s Ownership Committee approved Cohen to be the team’s next owner, with sources saying Cohen received seven of the eight votes on the board. Sportico first reported Cohen’s approval. Next up will be the eight-owner Executive Committee, followed...
Amazin Avenue 20 hours ago
Watching the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series through a Mets lens

Watching the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series through a Mets lens

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Rays and Dodgers were great in the shortened 2020 season, but there’s a stark difference in how the teams got here. With the World Series set to begin tonight, anyone viewing it through a Mets lens might be tempted to see it as a contest between baseball ideologies that the Mets could potentially follow once Steve Cohen officially takes over as the team’s new owner. Per Cot’s Contracts, the Dodgers’ payroll before prorated adjustments for the pandemic would have been $222 million this year, while the Rays’ would have been $72 million. But it...
Amazin Avenue 22 hours ago
Mets Morning News for October 20, 2020

Mets Morning News for October 20, 2020

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Anthony DiComo answered Mets fans’ questions pertaining to the catching market outside of J.T. Realmuto, the potential of offering Marcus Stroman a qualifying offer, and extension talks between the team and Michael Conforto. Tim Britton made arguments for and against keeping manager Luis Rojas heading into the new Steve Cohen regime. (Paywall Alert) SNY examined the team’s payroll situation, which should allow them to go after big name free agents and extend their own stars. Jay Horwitz spoke with...
Rising Apple 23 hours ago

Mets and Yankees should have a hard-fought free agent battle this winter

The center of Major League Baseball’s free agency news could be in New York. Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees should get involved in some of this offseason’s biggest bidding wars. Everything seemed to be going well for the New York Yankees until October 9, 2020. The club looked like they would […] Mets and Yankees should have a hard-fought free agent battle this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Amazin Avenue Oct 19, 2020
Revisiting the Mets’ four-game sweep of the Cubs in the 2015 NLCS

Revisiting the Mets’ four-game sweep of the Cubs in the 2015 NLCS

The 2015 NLCS was the Daniel Murphy show as the Mets won their fifth NL Pennant We conclude our series revisiting every time the Mets played in the National League Championship Series with their most recent appearance in 2015, which saw the Mets dominate the Cubs in a four-game sweep. While the Mets had home field in the series against the Wild Card-winning Cubs, it’s easy to forget that Chicago were the heavy favorites after winning 97 games that year. Despite their impressive record, they still finished in third place in the NL Central before toppling the Pirates in the Wild Card game...
Amazin Avenue Oct 19, 2020
From Complex To Queens: Alderson Avenue, Part 3

From Complex To Queens: Alderson Avenue, Part 3

In the third of a three-part examination, the team looks back at the tenure of Sandy Alderson as Mets GM, focusing on the finals years of his time in the organization. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. It’s Yoenis Cespedes’ birthday, so we celebrate by looking back at his best moments with the Mets in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, Steve gives us an update on our adopted CPBL team, the Uni-President Lions, our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins, and our adopted NPB team, the Yakult Swallows. Next, the team discusses...
Rising Apple Oct 19, 2020

Mets News: Francisco Lindor trade proposal on social media has fans divided

Social media had some fun with a New York Mets trade proposal involving Francisco Lindor. Which side do you fall on? A trade proposal found on Twitter that originated on Facebook which in my opinion came from the mind of a madman got New York Mets fans talking a lot this past week. This trade […] Mets News: Francisco Lindor trade proposal on social media has fans divided - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Amazin Avenue Oct 19, 2020
Mets Morning News: Braved the Storm

Mets Morning News: Braved the Storm

Photo by Rob Carr/ Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Faith and Fear in Flushing did the honors of ranking every single postseason game in Mets history from number 89 all the way to number one. The Mets combined to take up 30% of the spots on the list of MLB’s top 10 batflips of all time. Around the National League East The Michael Hill Era came to an end in Miami as the team president was ousted after nearly two decades with the Marlins. Talking Chop said goodbye to their 2020 Atlanta Braves. With 2020 being a failure in...
Rising Apple Oct 19, 2020

Mets Monday Morning GM: Again, thank you for not trading Dominic Smith

Sometimes the best moves a general manager can make is doing nothing at all. Thank you to the New York Mets for not trading Dominic Smith. If Dominic Smith hasn’t won you over yet, what games have you been watching? The New York Mets first baseman, occasional left fielder, and once in a blue moon […] Mets Monday Morning GM: Again, thank you for not trading Dominic Smith - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Amazin Avenue Oct 18, 2020
Revisiting the Mets’ 2006 NLCS loss to the Cardinals

Revisiting the Mets’ 2006 NLCS loss to the Cardinals

Photo by John Dunn/Sporting News via via It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. For an entire generation of Mets fans, the 2006 team represented their first palpable taste of what it must have been like to be a fan in 1986. Despite two relatively recent playoff appearances, including a trip to the World Series six years earlier, the Mets of the late 90s had always felt insurgent; upstarts who were there through pure perseverance and grit. But the ‘06 team felt like a team of destiny. The “New Mets,” which began in the winter of 2004 when Carlos Beltran signed a...
Rising Apple Oct 18, 2020

New York Mets: An open letter to Steve Cohen before he takes over

An open letter for future New York Mets owner Steve Cohen. Within only a few weeks, Steve Cohen should get approved and become the official majority owner of the New York Mets. Before he does, I would like to share an open letter that I feel expresses how many Mets fans feel about this change: […] New York Mets: An open letter to Steve Cohen before he takes over - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Amazin Avenue Oct 18, 2020
Mets Morning News for October 18, 2020

Mets Morning News for October 18, 2020

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It’s very likely that, under new ownership, the Mets will be active in the free agent market and could sign one of the biggest available names. However, it’s Steve Cohen’s response to a messy free agent signing that doesn’t work out will say a lot about how his era will go. Deesha Thosar explored five critical issues facing the Mets this winter. Bleacher Report brought us 15 way-too-early predictions for the upcoming offseason, an article which foresees the Mets...
Rising Apple Oct 18, 2020

Three Mets players many fans are ready to trade away this winter

The New York Mets could have an active winter making trades. If any of these three are dealt, fans might celebrate. New York Mets fans are loyal, sometimes even to a fault. You give a Mets fan one memorable game and you may win them over for a lifetime. So, when Mets fans are ready […] Three Mets players many fans are ready to trade away this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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