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Rising Apple Jun 16, 2019

Four Mets trade targets currently pitching in the Giants’ bullpen

If the New York Mets are buyers, they have four attainable pieces to think about currently pitching in relief for the San Francisco Giants. Not too long ago, we saw the San Francisco Giants up close. Their rich history, recent championships in the early part of the decade, and star names make it seem like […] Four Mets trade targets currently pitching in the Giants’ bullpen - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NorthJersey.com Jun 15, 2019
Mets introduce first round draft pick Brett Baty

Mets introduce first round draft pick Brett Baty

The 19-year old third baseman from Texas signed a $3.9 million deal with the Mets.        
New York Post Jun 15, 2019

Mets acquire Indians’ Brooks Pounders as bullpen changes begin

Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made a handful of minor moves Saturday aimed at shoring up the bullpen depth. He acquired right-hander Brooks Pounders from the Indians for cash considerations, called up Chris Flexen, optioned Tim Peterson and designated Hector Santiago for assignment. The 28-year-old Pounders was pitching for Cleveland’s Triple-A affiliate, posting a...
NorthJersey.com Jun 15, 2019
Mets acquire pitcher Brooks Pounders from Cleveland for cash considerations

Mets acquire pitcher Brooks Pounders from Cleveland for cash considerations

The Mets added another arm to their ranks on Saturday by acquiring pitcher Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians.        
Amazin Avenue Jun 15, 2019
Mets sign first round pick Brett Baty

Mets sign first round pick Brett Baty

The third baseman signed for just under $4 million. The Mets signed their 2019 first round draft pick Brett Baty. According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, the third baseman from Lake Travis High School in Texas signed for $3.9 million, $466,000 below the slot value for the twelfth overall pick in this year’s draft. It is expected that the Mets use that money to sign their third round pick, Matthew Allan. Baty led all prep players in 2019 with 19 home runs, and has very accomplished left-handed power. Defensively, he has an above average arm for third base, but there is some fear that he...
Amazin Avenue Jun 15, 2019
Mets acquire Brooks Pounders from Indians, option Tim Peterson to Triple-A, call up Chris Flexen

Mets acquire Brooks Pounders from Indians, option Tim Peterson to Triple-A, call up Chris Flexen

Pounders hasn’t been successful in the majors yet. The Mets have acquired right-handed pitcher Brooks Pounders from the Indians, and they’ve optioned fellow right-handed pitcher Tim Peterson back to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for Pounders on the active roster tonight. The team has also officially called up Chris Flexen from Triple-A Syracuse with plans of using him out of the bullpen. The reshuffling of the bullpen emphasizes yet again that the Mets started the 2019 season without pitching depth in either the starting rotation or the bullpen. Thus far in his major league career, the...
Rising Apple Jun 15, 2019

Five Mets bullpen options to target in a trade this summer

The New York Mets will need to look high and low for bullpen help this summer. If they’re looking to buy, these five relievers could help them out. As the month of June rolls along we are approaching one of the most anticipated parts of the baseball season. It’s that time of the year where […] Five Mets bullpen options to target in a trade this summer - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Jun 15, 2019
Mets designate Hector Santiago for assignment

Mets designate Hector Santiago for assignment

After bullpen woes, the Mets cut ties with Santiago After last night’s game, the Mets have designated Hector Santiago. Santiago sported a 6.75 ERA in eight innings of work with the Mets. He had spent most of the season in the minors as a starter before being called up, and in his time with Triple-A Syracuse, he had a 3.35 ERA in 43.0 innings of work. Santiago was signed during this offseason as depth for both the rotation and bullpen. When Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen purchased Santiago’s contract he was quoted as saying: “I will be the one, along with the rest of the front...
Rising Apple Jun 15, 2019

Mets History: Impact and success of the Keith Hernandez trade

The 1983 trade between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals which sent Keith Hernandez to Flushing had a positive impact on his new team both on and off the field. On June 15, 1983, the New York Mets cut a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals for one of the Amazins’ most beloved […] Mets History: Impact and success of the Keith Hernandez trade - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Post Jun 15, 2019

Mets reach deal with their first-round pick

The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick Brett Baty. The third baseman from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, who was drafted 12th overall, will be introduced Saturday at Citi Field, where he will take batting practice before the Mets play host to the Cardinals. Baty was expected to sign for $3.9...
Rising Apple Jun 14, 2019

Four more future Mets trade candidates to keep your eye on in 2019

With the New York Mets still campaigning for a run this postseason, here are four more players they should add to their trade deadline wish list. Two and a half months into the 2019 season, the New York Mets had a tumultuous start to the year, dealing with a plethora to injuries to key players, […] Four more future Mets trade candidates to keep your eye on in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
New York Post Jun 14, 2019

What Todd Zeile feared most subbing for Ron Darling

These are the quiet times for Todd Zeile. Zeile sits in SNY’s World Trade Center studio watching the first game of the Subway Series doubleheader on Tuesday in the green room. “Looks like that one’s leaving the yard,” he remarks offhanded as Gio Urshela launches a home run off Zack Wheeler. It’s back to his...

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