8:32 AM EST, Wed February 20, 2019
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New York Mets: Expectations for Todd Frazier’s new role in 2019

After a down 2018 season with the New York Mets, what does 2019 have in store for Todd Frazier? When the New York Mets signed Jed Lowrie to a two-year $20 million dollar contract this offseason, it seemed as if Brodie Van Wagenen had no further plans for Todd Frazier, who signed a two-year deal […] New York Mets: Expectations for Todd Frazier’s new role in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
19 hours ago

New York Mets: The rise and fall of The Dark Knight Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey was one of the most electric pitchers to wear a New York Mets uniform in recent years. His rise and fall in Flushing are unmatched. With the seventh pick in the 2010 MLB draft, the New York Mets selected right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey out of the University of Connecticut. His repertoire featured a […] New York Mets: The rise and fall of The Dark Knight Matt Harvey - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Mets: Jacob deGrom draws unjustified criticism from Yankees pitchers

In week two of the Jacob deGrom contract extension saga with the New York Mets, a pair of New York Yankees had a few interesting words to say about the situation. You know by now that Jacob deGrom is leading the headlines down in Spring Training because of his willingness to possibly put a limit […] Mets: Jacob deGrom draws unjustified criticism from Yankees pitchers - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 19, 2019

Mets Fan in Los Angeles: Rooting for the Amazins on the West Coast

A look at the baseball life of a New York Mets fan living in Los Angeles, California. The last few years have been lean for New York Mets fans as the team tries to recreate the magic that led to an exciting – if not improbable – run to the National League pennant in 2015. […] Mets Fan in Los Angeles: Rooting for the Amazins on the West Coast - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2019

Mets misread Jacob deGrom’s market and are dealing with the fallout

The big buzz around New York Mets Spring Training camp this year is about Jacob deGrom’s future with the team. Because the Mets lacked foresight, extension talks with their ace could get messy. Eventually, the New York Mets and ace Jacob deGrom should come to terms on some type of agreement for a contract extension. […] Mets misread Jacob deGrom’s market and are dealing with the fallout - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2019

New York Mets: Why Michael Conforto can win the MVP in 2019

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto enters 2019 with lofty expectations. He could even surpass them and take home the National League MVP. After 57 seasons of baseball, the New York Mets are just one of three major league teams to never have an MVP winner. Jacob deGrom’s 2018 campaign was enough to earn him […] New York Mets: Why Michael Conforto can win the MVP in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2019

New York Mets: Top ten worst free agent signings since 2000

Not all free agents are built the same. Since the year 2000, these are the worst the New York Mets have cut a deal with. The New York Mets have made a lot of mistakes over the past couple of decades. Since making it to the World Series in 2000, the Mets have made the […] New York Mets: Top ten worst free agent signings since 2000 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2019

New York Mets: How badly will Yoenis Cespedes be missed?

With no clear timeline of when Yoenis Cespedes will return to the New York Mets lineup, the team will have to move on this year without him. How much will they miss his big bat in the lineup? In the midst of a playoff push in the summer of 2015, the New York Mets made […] New York Mets: How badly will Yoenis Cespedes be missed? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2019

Mets: Lucas Duda did a lot more than make one World Series mistake

In the biggest moment, Lucas Duda came up short for the New York Mets. Unfortunately, he’s best remembered for this and not the production he had at the plate for several seasons. New York Mets fans remember Lucas Duda best for one infamous play. In the 2015 World Series, the first baseman with a powerful […] Mets: Lucas Duda did a lot more than make one World Series mistake - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2019

New York Mets Opening Day starting lineup prediction for 2019

What will the New York Mets Opening Day lineup look like? New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen has had one of the most active offseasons in recent team history. For that, we are grateful. The 40-man roster has been completely revamped, adding much-needed depth and versatility, while improving offensive threats throughout the entire […] New York Mets Opening Day starting lineup prediction for 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2019

Mets reliever Luis Avilan could turn into the bargain of the offseason

The New York Mets managed to snag veteran lefty reliever Luis Avilan on a minor league deal this winter. The signing could end up as one of the best bargains of the offseason. Let’s be honest, not many of us knew much about Luis Avilan. After seven seasons in the big leagues with four different […] Mets reliever Luis Avilan could turn into the bargain of the offseason - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2019

New York Mets: Building the greatest rotation in team history

Through the years, the New York Mets have employed some amazing starting pitchers. My mission here is to create the greatest rotation in team history using five different pitchers and their best year. The New York Mets have a deep and rich history of excellent starting pitching – especially considering that they’ve had so many […] New York Mets: Building the greatest rotation in team history - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 15, 2019

New York Mets History: The final goodbye to Shea Stadium

Since 1964 Shea Stadium was the place New York Mets players and fans called home. There were joyful memories as well as painful ones with the last taking place on September 28, 2008. It was a Sunday afternoon baseball game in late September when the New York Mets were fighting for a postseason spot while […] New York Mets History: The final goodbye to Shea Stadium - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 15, 2019

New York Mets need to give Jacob deGrom whatever he wants

New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom wants an extension and the team doesn’t look ready to give him one just yet. After winning the 2018 National League Cy Young Award and receiving a record raise for an arbitration-eligible player last January, it is time for the New York Mets to sign Jacob deGrom long-term. The […] New York Mets need to give Jacob deGrom whatever he wants - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 14, 2019

New York Mets: Celebrating Bobby Valentine’s Day on February 14

Valentine’s Day is all about love. For New York Mets fans, it’s also about Bobby Valentine. Happy Valentine’s Day, New York Mets fans! Each year February 14th gives people an opportunity to celebrate. Whether it’s a celebration of the people you care about, a celebration of “singles awareness day,” or a celebration of all the […] New York Mets: Celebrating Bobby Valentine’s Day on February 14 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More