9:53 AM EDT, Tue October 15, 2019
52 mins ago

Multiple Mets projected for big salary bumps in arbitration

Several important New York Mets players are projected to make a large sum of money through the arbitration process this winter. Don’t look at the New York Mets payroll right now and assume they have a lot of money to spend. This winter, several key players on the roster are projected to receive big salary […] Multiple Mets projected for big salary bumps in arbitration - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Mets Exit Interview: Seth Lugo showed his brilliance again in 2019

We look back at the good and bad from New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo in 2019 and gaze into the future to see what lies ahead for him in 2020. Has there ever been a middle reliever in New York Mets history fans adore more than Seth Lugo? In four big league seasons, Lugo […] Mets Exit Interview: Seth Lugo showed his brilliance again in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 14, 2019

Mets Offseason To-Do List: Five grocery list items to check off

The offseason is a time for teams to revamp the roster. For the New York Mets, these are five items they need to address on their to-do list. The New York Mets didn’t make the 2019 postseason despite a valiant effort to contend late into September. The team looks like it’s capable of competing in […] Mets Offseason To-Do List: Five grocery list items to check off - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 13, 2019

Mets Offseason: Three things we won’t see happen this winter

As with every offseason, we should expect changes for the New York Mets this winter. However, not everything fans want to see occur will actually take place. The New York Mets offseason is officially underway. And while we won’t see them make any big transactions for at least a few more weeks, the speculation can […] Mets Offseason: Three things we won’t see happen this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 12, 2019

Five Mets offseason predictions with the roster and coaching staff

What will the New York Mets do this offseason? Expect these five predictions to come true. Another New York Mets offseason is upon us even if there’s not much they can officially do. We’ll have months ahead of us where we should expect the free agent flow to move at a snail’s pace and a […] Five Mets offseason predictions with the roster and coaching staff - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 12, 2019

New York Mets: Joe Panik deserves a spot on the roster in 2020

Joe Panik spent the last two months of his 2019 season with the New York Mets. In 2020, he’s worth bringing back. Back in July, the New York Mets continued their recent tradition of bringing in native New Yorkers by signing infielder Joe Panik, who had just cleared waivers with the San Francisco Giants. Panik, […] New York Mets: Joe Panik deserves a spot on the roster in 2020 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 11, 2019

Why the Mets should hire Carlos Beltran as the next manager

Carlos Beltran is one of the early candidates to replace Mickey Callaway as manager of the New York Mets. He’s also my top choice for the gig. The Mickey Callaway era is now a footnote in New York Mets history. After a tumultuous two seasons in the big apple, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has […] Why the Mets should hire Carlos Beltran as the next manager - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 11, 2019

Mets Exit Interview: Dominic Smith finally breaks through

Dominic Smith produced well at the plate for the New York Mets in 2019. We check back on his season and take a look forward to 2020. From the beginning of the 2019 season, it seemed Dominic Smith had the potential to serve as a vital component to the New York Mets. But a season […] Mets Exit Interview: Dominic Smith finally breaks through - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 10, 2019

Mets Manager Search: Favorite choices, worst options, and predictions

The New York Mets are searching for a new manager. Who do we want and who will they eventually hire? In case you didn’t hear, the New York Mets are in search for a new manager. Mickey Callaway was fired from his gig after two years shortly after the end of the 2019 season. Now, […] Mets Manager Search: Favorite choices, worst options, and predictions - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 10, 2019

Mets History: Resignation, riots, and the Reds couldn’t stop the 1973 Amazins

On October 10, 1973, the Amazin’ New York Mets clinched the National League Pennant in a time of turbulence across America. It felt like so much was going on in the world that the actual game between the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds on October 10, 1973, would be dwarfed by comparison. The Yom […] Mets History: Resignation, riots, and the Reds couldn’t stop the 1973 Amazins - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 9, 2019

Mets Exit Interview: Jeurys Familia reintroduced us to Murphy’s Law

We take a look back at Jeurys Familia’s 2019 season with the New York Mets which reintroduced us to Murphy’s Law where whatever can go wrong will. The Jeurys Familia reunion didn’t go as the New York Mets planned. Only a few months after trading him to the Oakland Athletics, the Mets brought him back […] Mets Exit Interview: Jeurys Familia reintroduced us to Murphy’s Law - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 8, 2019

Mets minor leaguer Harol Gonzalez had a much better year in 2019

New York Mets minor league pitcher Harol Gonzalez got roughed up at multiple levels in 2018. This past season, he had a much better campaign. Harol Gonzalez isn’t a name many expected to see when mentioning notable New York Mets minor leaguers from the 2019 season. After all, in 2018, he combined to go 1-16 […] Mets minor leaguer Harol Gonzalez had a much better year in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 7, 2019

Mets Exit Interview: Jeff McNeil proved he is for real in 2019

In 2019, New York Mets super-utility man Jeff McNeil showed us all he’s the real deal when it comes to playing baseball. Ever since Jeff McNeil was called up in late July 2018, he has been one of the best hitters on the New York Mets. After McNeil batted .329 with a .381 OBP in […] Mets Exit Interview: Jeff McNeil proved he is for real in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 7, 2019

Mets need to talk to the Pirates about center fielder Starling Marte

New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen needs to find a center fielder for his ball club. The perfect one plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates and his name is Starling Marte. The New York Mets went through some odd adventures in 2019 on and off the field. Perhaps the only team in baseball with […] Mets need to talk to the Pirates about center fielder Starling Marte - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 6, 2019

Mets slugger Pete Alonso captured the fanbase’s imagination in year one

In only one year, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso helped change the way fans felt about this team’s future. On September 25th, despite beating up on the Miami Marlins 10-3, the New York Mets were mathematically eliminated from postseason contention, leaving no more team goals to aspire towards. But, one bright light shined […] Mets slugger Pete Alonso captured the fanbase’s imagination in year one - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More