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New York Mets closer options to consider for the 2019 MLB season

There is no clear favorite to become the next New York Mets closer. Searching through the current franchise, at the free agent market, and possible trades, these are a few of the names to look out for. Perhaps a slightly forgotten need for the 2019 New York Mets, the team doesn’t have an obvious closer […] New York Mets closer options to consider for the 2019 MLB season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 19, 2018

Mets: What Jacob deGrom needs for another stellar year in 2019

Expectations will be at an all-time high for New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom next season. What could possibly go wrong? Jacob deGrom is coming off a historic season for the New York Mets in 2018, posting an MLB-best 1.70 ERA, with 269 strikeouts in 217 innings pitched and a 0.91 WHIP. He is currently […] Mets: What Jacob deGrom needs for another stellar year in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 19, 2018

New York Mets: Peter Alonso best and worst case scenarios for 2019

We’ve seen the best and worst of Peter Alonso since the New York Mets drafted him in 2016. Let’s examine what each scenario might look like in 2019. Pistol Pete Alonso has provided fans with a sneak peek at his prodigious power and productive patience since he arrived in the organization. This power will be […] New York Mets: Peter Alonso best and worst case scenarios for 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 18, 2018

Mets: Manny Machado is not the answer in Flushing

Manny Machado has been the focus of plenty of controversies during the 2018 playoffs. As a result, I’ve soured on the idea of seeing him with the New York Mets. New York Mets fans have been venting for a long time their desire for the team to invest more money in a big-time franchise player. […] Mets: Manny Machado is not the answer in Flushing - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 18, 2018

Mets: If they only add three top relievers this winter, they can compete

The New York Mets need some relief help. If it’s all they add this winter, the team can be competitive in 2019. Time after time, the New York Mets suffered in 2018 from a shallow, shaky bullpen. Whether it was April or the last week of September, the relief corps never failed to blow a […] Mets: If they only add three top relievers this winter, they can compete - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 17, 2018

Mets: Steven Matz best and worst case scenarios for 2019

New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz showed a lot of promise in 2018. Let’s look at the best and worst case scenario for him in 2019. Perhaps the most encouraging stat from Steven Matz’s season was his 154 innings pitched. This was a new career high for the New York Mets lefty. He made 30 […] Mets: Steven Matz best and worst case scenarios for 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 17, 2018

New York Mets 2018 report cards for the relief pitchers

The New York Mets bullpen was all over the place in 2018. Let’s grade each relief pitcher and see who deserves a gold star. Twenty-five players walked, ran, or rode through the bullpen gate to climb the mound for the 2018 New York Mets. For the most part, the results were disappointing and erratic, with […] New York Mets 2018 report cards for the relief pitchers - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 16, 2018

Mets: Time to bloom and become a different kind of organization

It’s time for the New York Mets to blossom into a different kind of organization. I love October baseball. Sadly, in 2018, it’s once again absent of the New York Mets. Seriously, there’s nothing like it. As much as I enjoy other sports, baseball is the most riveting. There’s no way to run out a […] Mets: Time to bloom and become a different kind of organization - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 16, 2018

New York Mets: Jay Bruce was never a good fit for the 2018 roster

Jay Bruce finished the 2018 season much better than he began it. However, there’s no real fit for him nor was there at the beginning of his most recent stay with the team. At the end of a rough season, it’s easy to say Jay Bruce was never a good fit for the 2018 New […] New York Mets: Jay Bruce was never a good fit for the 2018 roster - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 15, 2018

Mets: Decision to non-tender Justin Turner continues to haunt

Five years ago, the New York Mets parted ways with Justin Turner. In 2018, the decision to non-tender him remains a major mistake. In 2013, Los Angeles Dodgers star Justin Turner began to show signs of becoming a productive everyday player. He slashed .280/.319/.385 in 214 plate appearances. The batting average was up to a […] Mets: Decision to non-tender Justin Turner continues to haunt - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 15, 2018

Mets should spend money on a catcher instead of trading for one

Rather than trade for a catcher, the New York Mets should spend money on a free agent backstop this winter. After a disappointing 2018 season, the New York Mets are already looking into what moves need to be made for next year. A huge dark hole on this team is the catcher position and the Mets could […] Mets should spend money on a catcher instead of trading for one - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 14, 2018

New York Mets Radio: An essential tool for fans nationwide

Whether at home in Queens or somewhere else across the country, the New York Mets radio broadcast is an essential tool for following the team. Quick: what is your earliest baseball memory as a New York Mets fan? For many, it is the glimpse of the field the first time they ever walked through the […] New York Mets Radio: An essential tool for fans nationwide - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 14, 2018

New York Mets 2018 Offseason Trade Target: Jonathan Villar

Potential trade target Jonathan Villar would give the New York Mets depth at all infield positions while also giving them some much-needed speed. A mission for the New York Mets this winter should include adding depth to the 25-man roster. With more doubt on the bench than last year, it’s important they find guys who […] New York Mets 2018 Offseason Trade Target: Jonathan Villar - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 13, 2018

Mets pitchers and catchers help keep stolen bases alive in 2018

Stolen bases were down in 2018 across Major League Baseball. This didn’t stop the New York Mets pitchers and catchers from allowing plenty. Home runs, strikeouts, and pitching changes were up in 2018 while many other numbers were down. One of them was stolen bases. You’d never know it if you watched the New York […] Mets pitchers and catchers help keep stolen bases alive in 2018 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Oct 12, 2018

Mets attendance numbers show the fans’ dissatisfaction

New York Mets fans showed their dissatisfaction with the team in 2018 by not showing up to Citi Field. In 2018, the New York Mets sold 2,224,995 tickets. The total was more than 200,000 less than what they sold in 2017 and far below sales in the 2015 and 2016 season. Understandably so. The 2015 […] Mets attendance numbers show the fans’ dissatisfaction - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More