8:57 PM EST, Wed February 19, 2020
7 hours ago

Mets News: Edwin Diaz’s new spring strategy involves asking for help

Edwin Diaz hasn’t been shy this winter about improving. At New York Mets camp, the young closer was asking his teammates for feedback from the mound. It takes a big person to ask for say this four-letter word: help. New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz is asking for plenty of it this spring. After a […] Mets News: Edwin Diaz’s new spring strategy involves asking for help - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
9 hours ago

Four Mets starting lineups we could regularly see in 2020

The New York Mets have the talent to produce multiple lineups throughout the year depending on the opposing pitcher. What will these batting orders look like? As we approach the beginning of spring training, Opening Day doesn’t seem so far away anymore and we can realistically start to think about how the New York Mets […] Four Mets starting lineups we could regularly see in 2020 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
11 hours ago

Five Mets Opening Day predictions to begin the 2020 season

What can we expect from the New York Mets on Opening Day 2020? Opening Day is still in the distance for the New York Mets. However, the further away a prediction is, the more fun I tend to find them. We don’t know exactly who will be on the 26-man roster for the first game […] Five Mets Opening Day predictions to begin the 2020 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
13 hours ago

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto needs to have the year we’ve been waiting for

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto has been a valuable piece to the team for several years. However, the 2020 campaign needs to be the year where he takes the next step forward in his career. Put a group of New York Mets fans in one room and you’ll probably get a few fists thrown, […] Mets outfielder Michael Conforto needs to have the year we’ve been waiting for - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2020

Mets: Why you should be thankful we didn’t trade for Starling Marte

Many fans were upset with the lack of offseason moves made by the New York Mets. This is why you should actually be happy that Starling Marte was not one of them. Although this offseason has been a whole other level of hectic with the scandals and surprising trades, changes to the New York Mets […] Mets: Why you should be thankful we didn’t trade for Starling Marte - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2020

Mets News: Seth Lugo has a good case against the 2017 Astros

New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo was likely victimized by the Houston Astros cheating scandal in 2017 when a start against them suddenly turned ugly. Back in 2017, the New York Mets had already realized their fate was sealed and they were not going to the playoffs. On September 2, they were scheduled for a […] Mets News: Seth Lugo has a good case against the 2017 Astros - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2020

Mets: Yoenis Cespedes and his media silent treatment is a wise decision

New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes will not speak to the media this year. It’s a wise decision on his part. Abraham Lincoln said it best. “Better to remain silent and to be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” Appropriately, a member of the New York Mets franchise decided to […] Mets: Yoenis Cespedes and his media silent treatment is a wise decision - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 18, 2020

New York Mets: Reflecting on Todd Frazier’s two years in Flushing

Some thoughts on the two years Todd Frazier spent with the New York Mets and why he wasn’t a fit. For the past two seasons, the primary third baseman on the New York Mets has been Todd Frazier. This changes in 2020 with Frazier now playing for the Texas Rangers. The Mets will move forward […] New York Mets: Reflecting on Todd Frazier’s two years in Flushing - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2020

Which Mets pitcher will be crowned the king of social media clap backs?

These New York Mets pitchers have a rather loud social media presence with their witty words and satirical subtweets. But who will be deemed the king of clap backs?  If you are a New York Mets fan and have a Twitter, Instagram or really almost any social media platform, you have probably seen some posts […] Which Mets pitcher will be crowned the king of social media clap backs? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2020

Three Mets we are counting on to have a much better 2020

The New York Mets are relying heavily on the performance of these three players who left plenty of room for a better 2020. Over the past few months, New York Mets fans have been getting excited about the season by keeping up with new acquisitions, rumors and everything in-between. As we know projections are rarely […] Three Mets we are counting on to have a much better 2020 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 17, 2020

Three Mets who could surprise us with an All-Star appearance in 2020

Which New York Mets will shock and delight us this year with a trip to the All-Star Game? Last year, three New York Mets made the trip to the All-Star Game. Jacob deGrom was the one who had been there before while Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil each made their first appearance. None of the […] Three Mets who could surprise us with an All-Star appearance in 2020 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2020

Mets not-so-super utility man Jed Lowrie showed up to camp in a leg brace

Curb your enthusiasm for Jed Lowrie. The New York Mets infielder showed up to spring training wearing a leg/knee brace. The over/under on the number of games Jed Lowrie will play for the New York Mets may have dropped a few dozen. As several reporters are doing what they do best—reporting—the not-so-super utility man of […] Mets not-so-super utility man Jed Lowrie showed up to camp in a leg brace - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2020

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso plans to end 2020 season celebrating drunk on a float

New York Mets slugger Pete Alonso has only one plan for October: winning baseball games and ending the month celebrating at a World Series parade. How can you not love Pete Alonso’s enthusiasm for life? The New York Mets first baseman slugged his way into our hearts in 2018 before even reaching the big leagues. […] Mets first baseman Pete Alonso plans to end 2020 season celebrating drunk on a float - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2020

New York Mets most underrated transactions of the winter

The New York Mets made some less notable moves this winter which could have resounding positive effects on the future. The biggest splash the New York Mets made this winter was the one that brought in a relief pitcher who missed almost all of last season. The one-year deal Brodie Van Wagenen signed Dellin Betances […] New York Mets most underrated transactions of the winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Feb 16, 2020

Mets of the Future: Meet Alexander Ramirez, the potential future CF in Flushing

Alexander Ramirez is one of the top international free agents in baseball and a possible future center fielder for the New York Mets Baseball is an international sport and the New York Mets have bolstered their minor league system with some additions in this market. In the coming years, they’ll reap those rewards. Back in […] Mets of the Future: Meet Alexander Ramirez, the potential future CF in Flushing - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More