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New York Mets should fear their D.C. rivals the most of all NL East teams

The National League East is at its best and the team the New York Mets should fear the most are the Washington Nationals. Following a busy, and fairly unprecedented, New York Mets offseason, the roster moves implemented by General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen have made great strides toward transforming this organization into a bonafide postseason […] New York Mets should fear their D.C. rivals the most of all NL East teams - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 19, 2019

Mets: Brodie Van Wagenen must fix the mess he created as an agent

Brodie Van Wagenen did a great job as an agent convincing the New York Mets to sign Todd Frazier and Jason Vargas. A year later, he’s the general manager and still dealing with the mess. When the name Brodie Van Wagenen became part of the New York Mets vocabulary on a daily basis, we knew […] Mets: Brodie Van Wagenen must fix the mess he created as an agent - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 19, 2019

New York Mets: Will Mickey Callaway survive as the manager?

New York Mets Manager Mickey Callaway hasn’t had a spectacular start to 2019. Will he survive the year as the team’s manager? The New York Mets have a win-now mentality. General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen and the club care about making the playoffs this season. The question is: Is Mickey Callaway the right manager to […] New York Mets: Will Mickey Callaway survive as the manager? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 18, 2019

New York Mets: The all-time best player born in all 50 states

From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the best New York Mets born in all 50 states. Baseball is a national sport in the United States. Anywhere you go, you’ll likely run into a baseball field. For the New York Mets, they’ve had plenty of talented players from a variety of jurisdictions. Going in alphabetical order […] New York Mets: The all-time best player born in all 50 states - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 17, 2019

New York Mets moved into Shea Stadium 55 years ago today

On April 17, 1964, the New York Mets opened up the doors to their new home at Shea Stadium in Flushing, New York. Fifty-five years ago the New York Mets moved into Shea Stadium for the first time. Shea was considered the state of the art, a New Frontier ballpark that was smart, user-friendly, and […] New York Mets moved into Shea Stadium 55 years ago today - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 17, 2019

New York Mets must show a willingness to be flexible with Edwin Diaz

The New York Mets gave up a treasure trove of assets in the offseason to acquire one of the best relief pitchers in baseball, Edwin Diaz. Manager Mickey Callaway has shown no indication he is willing to use him in non-save situations. This must change. Following the New York Mets victory over the Philadelphia Phillies […] New York Mets must show a willingness to be flexible with Edwin Diaz - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 17, 2019

New York Mets: Jacob deGrom doesn’t have it going on in 2019

Reigning National League Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom has been roughed up in two straight starts. Who stole our ace and what have they done with him? New York Mets ace and 2018 All-Star NL Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom was the best pitcher in baseball last year. He put up historic numbers and pitched […] New York Mets: Jacob deGrom doesn’t have it going on in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 17, 2019

Mets Once in a Lifetime Moment: Gary Sheffield’s 500th home run

On April 17, 2009, Gary Sheffield made a once in a lifetime New York Mets moment when he hit his 500th career home run. Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, has been a historic ballpark in its brief 10-season tenure.  Hosting an All-Star Game in 2013 and World Series games in 2015, the […] Mets Once in a Lifetime Moment: Gary Sheffield’s 500th home run - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 16, 2019

New York Mets must part ways with starting pitcher Jason Vargas

When Jason Vargas takes the mound for the New York Mets, it’s hard to believe they have a chance at winning. The team must move on from him before he costs them another game. Many people were scratching their heads when the New York Mets signed Jason Vargas to a two-year deal at the beginning […] New York Mets must part ways with starting pitcher Jason Vargas - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 16, 2019

Mets infielder Todd Frazier will face a brutally unkind free agency next winter

Veteran free agents on the other side of 30 have had a particularly tough time in finding new homes in recent offseasons. Next winter, New York Mets infielder Todd Frazier will see how brutally unkind free agency can be. In his age 33 season, New York Mets infielder Todd Frazier likely has a lot on […] Mets infielder Todd Frazier will face a brutally unkind free agency next winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 15, 2019

New York Mets and the legacy of Jackie Robinson’s number 42

On April 15, Major League Baseball celebrates Jackie Robinson Day to honor the legendary man and player. The New York Mets have a special connection to him. Jackie Robinson retired when the Dodgers still played in Brooklyn. He retired rather than accept a trade to the hated New York Giants. He was working for Chock […] New York Mets and the legacy of Jackie Robinson’s number 42 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 15, 2019

Mets: High taxes in New York City and what it means in the free agent hunt

State and city taxes play a major role in where a free agent wants to play. How will high New York City taxes affect the New York Mets? April is the month that many of us every day, hard-working Americans dread when it comes to filing our taxes. Oftentimes we are left scrambling around till […] Mets: High taxes in New York City and what it means in the free agent hunt - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 15, 2019

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso home runs making Statcast fun again

Pete Alonso is crushing baseballs a long way and with impressive exit velocity. The New York Mets slugger has made Statcast numbers fun again. Statcast numbers for New York Mets position players weren’t all that much fun in 2018. The beleaguered offense didn’t offer up the long home runs or laser hits Statcast profiles. In […] Mets first baseman Pete Alonso home runs making Statcast fun again - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 14, 2019

Mets Rumors: Craig Kimbrel’s price drop could lead to a deal

Per recent New York Mets rumors, the team continues to stay in touch with free agent Craig Kimbrel. He has dropped his asking price which could potentially lead to a deal in the future. The MLB Hot Stove should have cooled off months ago. However, New York Mets rumors continue to come up every so […] Mets Rumors: Craig Kimbrel’s price drop could lead to a deal - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 14, 2019

Mets bullpen cannot afford to lose Seth Lugo to the starting rotation

The New York Mets may soon need to replace Jason Vargas in the starting rotation. Seth Lugo is one option, but is it worth losing him from the bullpen? After the dud from Jason Vargas on Saturday against the Atlanta Braves, many New York Mets fans had even greater reason to demand something be done […] Mets bullpen cannot afford to lose Seth Lugo to the starting rotation - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More