4:46 PM EST, Mon March 08, 2021
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Mets have no business experimenting with openers, six-man rotations

Openers? Six-man rotations? Not on my watch. The New York Mets are built to win without trying to outsmart the rest of the league. This team isn’t the Tampa Bay Rays where budget constraints force them into playing differently and thinking a little more creatively. The Mets have the bankroll to supply them with the […] Mets have no business experimenting with openers, six-man rotations - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
8 hours ago

Mets need these three relievers to step up in Seth Lugo’s absence

For years, one of the biggest weaknesses the New York Mets have had has been finishing games. Their bullpen has underwhelmed. Former General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen tried to fix that issue by trading away top prospects in exchange for a 24-year old Edwin Diaz, a guy coming off of a historically great 2018 season […] Mets need these three relievers to step up in Seth Lugo’s absence - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
10 hours ago

Mets Monday Morning GM: Jackie Bradley Jr. was never likely

Jackie Bradley Jr. finally signed a deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. The long-rumored New York Mets target has a home with a two-year deal worth $24 million with an opt-out after 2021. The defensively-gifted and occasionally productive hitter was someone every Mets fan talked about as a possibility to play center field this year. At […] Mets Monday Morning GM: Jackie Bradley Jr. was never likely - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 7, 2021

New York Mets: A scout’s look at right-hander Sean Reid-Foley

The New York Mets revamped the bullpen this offseason; added to the weapon belt was a prospective north-paw, from the north side of the border, Sean Reid-Foley. His teammates referred to him as “SRF”. The Jacksonville, Florida kid was known for his signature mustache and solid baseball character. Reid-Foley was drafted out of high school […] New York Mets: A scout’s look at right-hander Sean Reid-Foley - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 7, 2021

Infamously inferior Mets Sunday lineups should look better in 2021

Sunday baseball and the New York Mets haven’t gone together well in recent years. Even though it is the day when starters traditionally rest, the Mets have taken it to a whole new level some Sunday afternoons. This is the day of the week where we typically find the starting catcher on the bench. Joining […] Infamously inferior Mets Sunday lineups should look better in 2021 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 7, 2021

Mets droughts shortstop Francisco Lindor could help end in 2021

Just the word drought makes my mouth dry up. The New York Mets are familiar with it in a variety of areas. As a team and as individuals, there are plenty of ongoing droughts with the organization. Alone, one man cannot end every drought within the organization. However, new shortstop Francisco Lindor has a chance […] Mets droughts shortstop Francisco Lindor could help end in 2021 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 6, 2021

Mets may want to think about moving Sean Reid-Foley to a permanent relief role

Sean Reid-Foley is of the arms the New York Mets picked up in the Steven Matz trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The 25-year-old righty has spent most of his professional career as a starter, but made all five of his 2020 appearances out of the bullpen. In this limited sample size, Reid-Foley posted a […] Mets may want to think about moving Sean Reid-Foley to a permanent relief role - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 6, 2021

NY Mets best players at each position five years from now

Who wants to borrow our crystal ball? We looked into the future of the New York Mets and can tell you a few things will change in the next five seasons in regards to who is the best at each position in franchise history. A subjective endeavor, I asked three fellow Rising Apple writers for […] NY Mets best players at each position five years from now - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 6, 2021

Mets Who Spent One Year in Flushing: Starting pitcher Mickey Lolich

The 1976 New York Mets are an important part of the franchise’s history. It was the last full season with Tom Seaver. Although not as competitive as their 86 wins might suggest, the team gave fans one final chance to see a winning ball club on the field before ownership tore it all apart. One […] Mets Who Spent One Year in Flushing: Starting pitcher Mickey Lolich - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 5, 2021

New York Mets fans need this ‘Hello Neighbors’ Lindor bobblehead

Good morning, my neighbors! Francisco Lindor is the newest star of the New York Mets, and fans need to check out this brand new bobblehead.  Two New York favorites. Welcome To America and New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor. Well, FOCO managed to combine the two into one amazingly cool thematic bobblehead. It is a […] New York Mets fans need this ‘Hello Neighbors’ Lindor bobblehead - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 5, 2021

Mets: Three potential openers that could be utilized out of the bullpen

With openers being the latest analytical craze around baseball, the New York Mets haven’t entirely shut the door on potentially being one of the newer teams that could experiment with using an opener this season. While many organizations during the 2020 season had moved forward with using openers more often due to the quirkiness of […] Mets: Three potential openers that could be utilized out of the bullpen - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 5, 2021

Mets catcher James McCann providing any offense is gravy on the biscuit

James McCann joined the New York Mets this offseason with many hopeful he can end a long-overdue streak of poor starting catchers. Even though Wilson Ramos hit well in 2019 and we did get some occasional production out of Travis d’Arnaud for a brief time, the Mets have been without a truly productive catcher since […] Mets catcher James McCann providing any offense is gravy on the biscuit - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 5, 2021

Mets news you may have missed: Prospects headline the early stories

It was a great offseason for the New York Mets. Under the new ownership of Steve Cohen, the Amazins’ are back to being that; with a bit of flair and star power to fill their basepaths. Let’s start here: the Mets have Francisco Lindor – a reality that in past years could only be realized […] Mets news you may have missed: Prospects headline the early stories - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 5, 2021

Mini Mets: The potential future stars of the 2038 MLB draft

When picturing the stars of the current and recent New York Mets rosters, several last names come to mind. deGrom. McCann. Wright. Those names all make sense. But what if I told you that those names could also comprise the future Mets roster 15-20 years from now? One of my favorite parts of each year’s […] Mini Mets: The potential future stars of the 2038 MLB draft - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Mar 4, 2021

Mets: Wally Backman and the forgotten bunt of 1986

The date, October 11, 1986. The location, Shea Stadium, Flushing, Queens, New York. The event, Game 3 of the NLCS. The participants, New York Mets vs. Houston Astros. The hero, Wally Backman. The protagonist, me, a slight 11-year-old kid on the cusp of 12. Baseball was my life as it was for most American kids […] Mets: Wally Backman and the forgotten bunt of 1986 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community