12:04 PM EDT, Wed July 18, 2018
Amazin Avenue 3 hours ago
Mets Morning News for July 18, 2018

Mets Morning News for July 18, 2018

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jacob deGrom made his second career All-Star game appearance and pitched just one inning. After retiring Mookie Betts and Jose Altuve. deGrom gave up a solo home run to the best player in baseball, Mike Trout. deGrom then bounced back, striking out JD Martinez to end the inning. Though there are rumors the Mets may look to trade deGrom, his first choice is to stay in New York with the Mets. Kristie Ackert thinks now is the perfect time to trade deGrom. Yoenis Cespedes began his rehab assignment on...
Pinstripe Alley 1 hour ago

Yankees potential trade target: Matt Harvey

Is it time for the Dark Knight to rise from the shadows and return to Gotham? Back in 2015, the Mets stood on top of the world. It’s funny to think about now that the Mets have crashed back to a caricature of themselves, but at that time things looked bright for them. Yoenis Cespedes carried their...
Amazin Avenue 2 hours ago
A look at Brandon Nimmo’s first half

A look at Brandon Nimmo’s first half

Brandon Nimmo is one of the best things about the 2018 Mets, and it seems as though it is fueled by a few key changes. One of the only highlights of the Mets’ season thus far has been Brandon Nimmo. While the offense often struggled to do much of anything after the team’s 11-1 start, Nimmo has a .253/.373/.490 line at the break. That is good for a 139 wRC+ and 2.5 fWAR, leading the Mets in both categories. Nimmo has been a pleasant surprise for the fans and something the Mets front office clearly did not foresee coming into the season. He started the season fighting for playing time, as...
Rising Apple 4 hours ago

Mets: Brandon Nimmo must avoid the same pitfalls as Michael Conforto

New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is a star in the making. Hopefully, he doesn’t experience the same slump Michael Conforto did a year after doing the same. There’s an argument that can be made saying New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo belonged in the 2018 All-Star Game. As homerish as it...

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Rising Apple 2 hours ago

New York Mets first half grades for the coaching staff

The New York Mets missed the playoffs in 2017 and decided to shake up their coaching staff before the new year. Were they right in doing so? Coming into the 2018 season the choices that the New York Mets made generated plenty of buzz from the fan-base. But as the Mets seem to be on […] New York Mets first half grades for the coaching staff - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue 4 hours ago
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/18/18

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 7/18/18

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on July 17, 2018 Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (45-51) SALT LAKE 5, LAS VEGAS 4 (BOX) Las Vegas’s 9th inning rally fell short in a 5-4 loss to Salt Lake. Cody Martin was boxed around for seven hits and four runs in 4.2 innings, and Matt Purke allowed another run in the sixth that proved to be the game decider. Phillip Evans led the offense with two singles, an RBI and a steal,while Jeff McNeil (only a second baseman, but playing third base) went 1-for-4 with a walk. Peter Alonso continued to...
Rising Apple 6 hours ago

Mets: Jacob deGrom’s perfect All-Star career ended by Mike Trout HR

Jacob deGrom is no longer perfect in the All-Star Game. The New York Mets ace lost that honor when the best player in baseball hit a home run against him. New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom made his second All-Star appearance fo the National League on Tuesday night in Washington D.C. In relief for starter […] Mets: Jacob deGrom’s perfect All-Star career ended by Mike Trout HR - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue 13 hours ago
Jacob deGrom was solid in his All-Star Game appearance

Jacob deGrom was solid in his All-Star Game appearance

The righty faced a tough lineup in his second All-Star Game appearance. In his second All-Star Game appearance, Mets ace Jacob deGrom was tasked with facing former MVPs and MVP candidates in his one inning of work. He set down Mookie Betts and Jose Altuve with relative ease, but next up was Mike Trout, who deGrom wanted to face in 2015. This time, the perennial MVP candidate took him deep, even though deGrom got to two strikes in the count. The home run didn’t seem to phase deGrom much, as he struck out J.D. Martinez to end the inning. Giving up a home run to the best player on the planet...
SNY TV 14 hours ago

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom pitches one inning, allows homer in All-Star game

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom pitched the third inning and allowed a home run in the MLB All-Star game on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.
New York Post 15 hours ago

Jacob deGrom leaves pressure on Mets: I want to stay here

WASHINGTON — A day after he threw a hand grenade into the Mets’ All-Star break, Jacob deGrom looked like a man of peace, for he had said his piece. “It’s actually been fine,” the right-hander said Tuesday at Nationals Park, a few hours before the All-Star Game began. “I think we expressed that we’ve enjoyed...
Amazin Avenue 17 hours ago
2018 MLB All-Star Game: Lineups, where to watch, and open thread, 7/17/18

2018 MLB All-Star Game: Lineups, where to watch, and open thread, 7/17/18

The Mets’ lone All-Star is Jacob deGrom. The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game is set to take place, weather permitting, in Washington, D.C. tonight. As far as Mets representation goes, it’s just one player: Jacob deGrom. And while he’s the best pitcher in baseball right now, without question, deGrom will pitch behind Max Scherzer, who is among the best pitchers in the game this season and pitching in his home ballpark. Time: 8:00 PM EDTTV: FOX American League lineup Mookie Betts - RFJose Altuve - 2BMike Trout - CFJ.D. Martinez - DHJose Ramirez - 3BAaron Judge - LFManny Machado...
SNY TV 17 hours ago

Mets' Jacob deGrom talks about potential extension: 'I love playing here'

The Mets have a developing situation with Jacob deGrom, whose agent made waves on Monday.
Howie Kussoy / New York Post 20 hours ago

Yoenis Cespedes takes biggest step to Mets return

For the first time in more than two months, Yoenis Cespedes appeared in a real game. Now it’s even more realistic that the two-time All-Star could rejoin the Mets for the start of the second half of the season. Out since May 13 with a hip flexor and strained quadriceps, Cespedes appeared in his first...
SNY TV 21 hours ago

Mets' Yoenis Cespedes remains on track for potential Friday return

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (hip/heel) played seven innings in left field on Tuesday for the GCL Mets as he continued his rehab assignment.
New York Post 21 hours ago

Former Mets ace has ‘outside the box’ Jacob deGrom trade plan

The decision the Mets face with their rotation ace isn’t much of one, according to a former franchise warhorse. Bob Ojeda says trading Jacob deGrom is a no-brainer heading to the July 31 non-waiver deadline, but the former Mets pitcher wouldn’t stop there. “You have to be thinking outside the box, trade deGrom and [Steven]...
Rising Apple 22 hours ago

Mets Rumors: Do Phillies really want Jeurys Familia?

The Mets bullpen is a mess, but maybe it wouldn’t be all bad if they moved their closer Jeurys Familia to the Phillies later this month. A few weeks ago, there was talk about how the New York Mets could help out the Phillies, especially with Jeurys Familia. Entering the All-star break, the chatter has […] Mets Rumors: Do Phillies really want Jeurys Familia? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue 22 hours ago
A look at the Mets’ most notable All-Star Game perfomances

A look at the Mets’ most notable All-Star Game perfomances

Taking a look at the best Met contributions in the Midsummer Classic. Based on Dave Roberts’s comments that Jacob deGrom will follow Max Scherzer into the 2018 All-Star Game—perhaps a nod to the fact that deGrom would have gotten the deserved nod in a non-D.C. stadium—the Met righty will almost certainly have an opportunity to excel in the 2018 Midsummer Classic. What would he have to do to put himself on a list of the top Mets All-Star performances for (spoiler alert) a second time? Here’s a look back at the most notable and memorable Met performances on the All-Star...

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