7:35 AM EDT, Thu August 22, 2019
34 mins ago

Mets History: Rookie Dwight Gooden reaches 200 strikeouts

On August 22, 1984, star rookie New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden recorded his 200th strikeout of the season. As far as modern rookie seasons go, you won’t find much better than what Dwight Gooden did for the 1984 New York Mets. At just 19-years-old, Gooden went 17-9 with a 2.60 ERA. He helped shift […] Mets History: Rookie Dwight Gooden reaches 200 strikeouts - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Mets: Why the Robinson Cano injury is a blessing in disguise

Robinson Cano was just starting to heat up before hitting the IL for possibly the remainder of 2019. Despite losing him for an extended period of time, his loss may be a blessing in disguise for the New York Mets. Robinson Cano is an 8-time all-star, a 5-time silver slugger, a 2-time Gold Glove winner, […] Mets: Why the Robinson Cano injury is a blessing in disguise - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 21, 2019

Mets trade history with the Indians highlighted by two epic disasters

It’s not often we see the New York Mets and Cleveland Indians play each other or make a trade. For the latter, the reason may be because two of the franchise’s worst trades involved the Tribe. The New York Mets and Cleveland Indians haven’t made too many trades during the 2010s. Following a three-team deal […] Mets trade history with the Indians highlighted by two epic disasters - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 20, 2019

New York Mets catcher of the future candidate Francisco Alvarez

Fans and media love to play the X of the future game. So let’s play “Who is the New York Mets catcher of the future?”  My choice is teenage prospect Francisco Alvarez. As Rising Apple’s Tim Boyle wrote last month, keep an eye on prospect Francisco Alvarez to be the New York Mets catcher of […] New York Mets catcher of the future candidate Francisco Alvarez - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 20, 2019

Mets shortstop Amed Rosario having an incredible second half

Amed Rosario has been one of the hottest hitters on the New York Mets since the All-Star Break. After a tremendous July, he has carried his success with him into August. In the first half of 2019, the focus around Amed Rosario was about his slightly improved offense and dreadful at times defense. Since the […] Mets shortstop Amed Rosario having an incredible second half - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 19, 2019

Mets slugger Pete Alonso is the new National League Rookie Home Run King

New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso set the National League record for home runs by a rookie on Sunday after hitting his 40th of the season. Rookie first baseman Pete Alonso has arguably been the biggest breakout player in 2019 for the New York Mets. In just a few months, he has already put […] Mets slugger Pete Alonso is the new National League Rookie Home Run King - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 18, 2019

Mets: The pros and cons of signing free agent Billy Hamilton

Should the New York Mets look to acquire speedy veteran outfielder Billy Hamilton? Let’s weigh the pros and cons. The New York Mets have caught fire as of late and are making a serious playoff push. They are just two games back in the NL Wild Card standings and have a real shot at playing […] Mets: The pros and cons of signing free agent Billy Hamilton - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 18, 2019

Mets Trade History: “Le Grand Orange” Rusty Staub comes to the Big Apple

Back in 1972, the New York Mets brought All-Star Rusty Staub to the Big Apple. We look back at the impact of the trade for the Metropolitans and the Montreal Expos. A few days before the start of the 1972 season, the New York Mets made a big trade with one of their division rivals, […] Mets Trade History: “Le Grand Orange” Rusty Staub comes to the Big Apple - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 17, 2019

At last, Mets are playing a meaningful summer of baseball

The New York Mets haven’t played meaningful baseball in August since 2016. Finally, the fans are treated to a summer of games that count. What a summer this is turning out to be for fans of the New York Mets. The team was dead in the water at the All-Star Break and a lot of […] At last, Mets are playing a meaningful summer of baseball - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 17, 2019

How the Mets may have changed future trade deadline strategies

Through most of July, many expected the New York Mets to sell at the trade deadline. By actually buying and turning around their season thereafter, the team may have changed the way future teams think about the July 31st deadline. In the days leading up to the 2019 MLB trade deadline, it made sense for […] How the Mets may have changed future trade deadline strategies - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 16, 2019

Mets need to manage the pitching staff like it’s 1999, then they can party

Before the New York Mets can party like it’s 1999, Mickey Callaway has to start managing his pitching staff closer to what teams did 20 years ago. Remember the phrase “party like it’s 1999?” First popularized by Prince in 1982, it’s something we heard plenty of in the 1990s. The decade which first introduced me […] Mets need to manage the pitching staff like it’s 1999, then they can party - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2019

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto can silence his critics this year

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto will look to silence his doubters with a productive end to 2019. The New York Mets star right fielder Michael Conforto is not a flashy guy in the least bit. He is having another productive season on the diamond. His reputation as a humble guy who does whatever it […] Mets outfielder Michael Conforto can silence his critics this year - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 15, 2019

Mets History: Jose Reyes hits three home runs in 11-4 loss

Three home runs from one player should lead a team to victory. Unfortunately, on August 15, 2006, Jose Reyes smacked three in an 11-4 New York Mets loss. Weird things seem to happen to the New York Mets in years where they actually make a deep playoff run. For instance, the 2015 Mets were no-hit […] Mets History: Jose Reyes hits three home runs in 11-4 loss - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2019

New York Mets: What is wrong with relief pitcher Edwin Diaz?

What has happened to New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz in 2019? With just about a quarter of the season left, it seems as if New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz is unable to pitch a clean inning. He has given up more home runs so far this year (11) than all of last season […] New York Mets: What is wrong with relief pitcher Edwin Diaz? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 14, 2019

Could New York Mets Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil win the MVP?

Two of the brightest young New York Mets stars, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil, are each involved in the National League MVP race. One of the biggest differences between previous versions of the New York Mets and the 2019 team is the fact that the roster now boasts two elite hitters. The emergence of Pete […] Could New York Mets Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil win the MVP? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More