1:14 PM EDT, Mon June 18, 2018
1 hour ago

Mets need to give slumping Jay Bruce a mental health break

New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce is struggling and it’s time he watches from the bench for a few games. In Sunday’s finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks, New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce had one of those familiar days. Even though the Mets managed to come from behind and defeat the Diamondbacks 5-3, […] Mets need to give slumping Jay Bruce a mental health break - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
4 hours ago

New York Mets: Best trade destinations for Jacob deGrom

If the New York Mets decide to trade Jacob deGrom this summer, where could he go? When it comes to discussing possible trades the New York Mets could make involving Jacob deGrom, one must start with the teams who have good farm systems. Unfortunately, for the Mets, three teams vying for a playoff spot with […] New York Mets: Best trade destinations for Jacob deGrom - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

New York Mets farm system isn’t as bleak as it once looked

Despite popular belief, the New York Mets farm system isn’t in as bad of shape as many people believe it is. With rumors swirling around suggesting that the New York Mets should trade one of their star pitchers to replenish their farm system, it is important to examine what they actually have in the minor […] New York Mets farm system isn’t as bleak as it once looked - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 17, 2018

New York Mets: It makes sense to shop Seth Lugo while his trade value is high

Seth Lugo has pitched better than he ever has before. The New York Mets should at least see what teams would offer them in a trade for the talented righty. A few weeks ago, I suggested the New York Mets buy at the trade deadline regardless of their position in the standings. Like a fool, […] New York Mets: It makes sense to shop Seth Lugo while his trade value is high - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 16, 2018

New York Mets have to consider a Tim Tebow promotion, right?

The 2018 season is the perfect time to promote Tim Tebow to the big league roster. After all, these games no longer have much meaning. The New York Mets season hasn’t gone as planned. They have one of the worst records in MLB. At this rate, they may end the season with a flurry of […] New York Mets have to consider a Tim Tebow promotion, right? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 16, 2018

Mets won’t find a superstar prospect available at this year’s trade deadline

The New York Mets don’t have anything spectacular to trade this summer, which is perfectly fine because none of the best prospects appear available either. At this time of year, fans of the MLB trade deadline get to know the best prospects in baseball a little better. The New York Mets should be doing the […] Mets won’t find a superstar prospect available at this year’s trade deadline - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2018

New York Mets should not use Robert Gsellman as the closer

Even with Jeurys Familia out, the New York Mets should keep Robert Gsellman as a middle reliever, not the closer. It has been very hard to find anything positive to say about the 2018 New York Mets bullpen. A season that had started off very strong has taken a dramatic turn for the worst and […] New York Mets should not use Robert Gsellman as the closer - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2018

New York Mets are wasting golden opportunity to win games

The New York Mets pitchers have been fantastic of late yet the losses have piled up. Has this team handed over too many potential wins? Prior to this season, everybody’s “X-factor” for the New York Mets‘ success was whether the starting pitching would be healthy and perform at a level good enough to make up […] New York Mets are wasting golden opportunity to win games - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2018

Mets: Dominic Smith has the same faults as his MLB teammates

Dominic Smith is back with the New York Mets. Unfortunately, he fits in too well with their weaknesses. An issue for the New York Mets this season has been an inability to hit against left-handed pitchers. The recent promotion for Dominic Smith won’t help them much either. As a lefty-swinger himself, we shouldn’t expect much […] Mets: Dominic Smith has the same faults as his MLB teammates - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 14, 2018

Mets: Peter Alonso is looking like the next Cody Bellinger

The Mets have a lot to look forward to in Peter Alonso. The young first baseman is having a nearly identical season to how Cody Bellinger started his 2017 season. Last season Cody Bellinger was playing some destructive baseball over the course of 18 games in Oklahoma City. This season the New York Mets have […] Mets: Peter Alonso is looking like the next Cody Bellinger - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 14, 2018

Mets: Four players trending up as the midway point approaches

In the midst of a brutal stretch for the New York Mets, believe it or not, there are still some positives. Several players are trending upwards. After a franchise-best 11-1 start to the season, the New York Mets have gone awry. Since April 13th, the Mets are 17-35, scored the fewest runs, and have a -66 […] Mets: Four players trending up as the midway point approaches - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 14, 2018

New York Mets: Enjoying Ray Knight’s 1986 World Series MVP performance

More than three decades ago, the New York Mets won the World Series with an unlikely member winning the series MVP, Ray Knight. Let’s enjoy it. During the 1986 World Series, Ray Knight is best remembered for scoring on the infamous Bill Buckner error. A groundball off the bat of Mookie Wilson allowed Knight to […] New York Mets: Enjoying Ray Knight’s 1986 World Series MVP performance - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 14, 2018

Mets: Will there come a time when Jacob deGrom demands a trade?

If the frustrating losses continue, will we see a time when New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom requests a trade? As a 30-year-old, I sometimes question whether or not I wasted my 20s. That decade was supposed to be my prime. I wouldn’t blame New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom if he looks back at […] Mets: Will there come a time when Jacob deGrom demands a trade? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 13, 2018

Mets: Three things Jose Reyes needs to do to help the Mets

There’s no doubt that the Mets are suffering because of Jose Reyes. But what does Jose have to do in order to help the team? Here are three things that Jose Reyes needs to do to help the New York Mets. HIT BETTER Almost every player in baseball is a better hitter than Reyes, in […] Mets: Three things Jose Reyes needs to do to help the Mets - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 13, 2018

New York Mets: The rise of breakout prospect Jeff McNeil

New York Mets prospect Jeff McNeil has been raking in Double-A this season. His rise to fame has fans calling for his call-up to the MLB. Amidst all the noise about New York Mets prospects Peter Alonso, David Peterson, and Justin Dunn, Binghamton Rumble Ponies second baseman Jeff McNeil has quietly been having himself a historic season. […] New York Mets: The rise of breakout prospect Jeff McNeil - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More