11:11 AM EDT, Tue June 18, 2019
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Mets: Carlos Gomez deserves to start over Juan Lagares

Center field has been an offensive weak point for the New York Mets for most of 2019. Given the choice between Carlos Gomez and Juan Lagares, the former deserves the chance to play regularly. Carlos Gomez is on his second stint with the New York Mets after making his MLB debut with the team in […] Mets: Carlos Gomez deserves to start over Juan Lagares - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
4 hours ago

Mets History: R.A. Dickey’s back-to-back one hitters in 2012

In R.A. Dickey’s Cy Young season in 2012, he did something for the New York Mets not many people talk about. Dickey threw a pair of one-hitters in back-to-back starts. R.A. Dickey’s 2012 season caught everyone off guard. Although he had pitched well since joining the New York Mets for the 2010 season, nobody thought […] Mets History: R.A. Dickey’s back-to-back one hitters in 2012 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 17, 2019

New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is having a strange year

New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is having a strange year no one really expected. Early on in 2019, the focus of New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario was his defensive shortcomings. He seems to have improved with a glove on his left hand from the early part of the season when he was making […] New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is having a strange year - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 17, 2019

Mets: Robinson Cano is worse than “Roberto Alomar all over again”

It’s going to take a far greater effort from Robinson Cano to outplay the already disappointing performance Roberto Alomar provided the New York Mets. When the New York Mets acquired Robinson Cano this past offseason, immediately there were comparisons made to other second basemen from the franchise’s history who were busts. Carlos Baerga is one […] Mets: Robinson Cano is worse than “Roberto Alomar all over again” - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 17, 2019

Future Mets rosters need more balance, less focus on starting pitchers

Times have changed. The New York Mets need a change in philosophy when it comes to building a roster focused on the starting pitchers. “Well, if the starting pitching holds up, the New York Mets can compete” is something you might have heard at the start of many recent seasons. The Mets have relied heavily […] Future Mets rosters need more balance, less focus on starting pitchers - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 16, 2019

Mets: Candidates to replace Noah Syndergaard during his IL stint

We don’t yet know how long Noah Syndergaard will spend on the injured list. We do know the New York Mets will need to find someone to replace him in the rotation. Let’s look at some of the options. Sorry, dads. You may have woken up on Father’s Day to learn Noah Syndergaard has been […] Mets: Candidates to replace Noah Syndergaard during his IL stint - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 16, 2019

Four Mets trade targets currently pitching in the Giants’ bullpen

If the New York Mets are buyers, they have four attainable pieces to think about currently pitching in relief for the San Francisco Giants. Not too long ago, we saw the San Francisco Giants up close. Their rich history, recent championships in the early part of the decade, and star names make it seem like […] Four Mets trade targets currently pitching in the Giants’ bullpen - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 16, 2019

New York Mets position players are younger than any other in 21st Century

The average age of the New York Mets position players is at its youngest in the 21st Century. In the early years of the New York Mets, the roster was made up of relatively younger players with several seasons of veterans past their prime. When looking at the franchise’s history, all seasons where the position […] New York Mets position players are younger than any other in 21st Century - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 16, 2019

Five Mets players who lived up to the hype during their time in New York

The hype for athletes on New York sports teams is greater in the Big Apple than anywhere else. These New York Mets players managed to live up to the hype of their arrival. New York Mets fans know how to get excited about their young or recently acquired players. Though there have been many major […] Five Mets players who lived up to the hype during their time in New York - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2019

Mets reliever Jeurys Familia already nearing career-high in runs allowed

How bad has 2019 been for New York Mets reliever Jeurys Familia? He is only a handful of runs from allowing more earned runs than he ever has. It’s only mid-June and already New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia is on pace to have his worst season yet. As someone who had several masterful […] Mets reliever Jeurys Familia already nearing career-high in runs allowed - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2019

Five Mets bullpen options to target in a trade this summer

The New York Mets will need to look high and low for bullpen help this summer. If they’re looking to buy, these five relievers could help them out. As the month of June rolls along we are approaching one of the most anticipated parts of the baseball season. It’s that time of the year where […] Five Mets bullpen options to target in a trade this summer - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2019

What the Mets must do to separate themselves from mediocrity

Mediocrity is a bad place for any baseball team to find itself. The New York Mets must separate themselves from this state. This is how they do it. With roughly 60% of the 2019 regular season still remaining, the New York Mets have basically been spinning themselves around a hamster wheel of mediocrity. Coming into […] What the Mets must do to separate themselves from mediocrity - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2019

Mets History: Impact and success of the Keith Hernandez trade

The 1983 trade between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals which sent Keith Hernandez to Flushing had a positive impact on his new team both on and off the field. On June 15, 1983, the New York Mets cut a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals for one of the Amazins’ most beloved […] Mets History: Impact and success of the Keith Hernandez trade - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 15, 2019

New York Mets 2019 Draft Class: Getting to know the new kids on the block

The New York Mets had one of the more talked about draft classes in 2019. Let’s get to know the men they chose in rounds one through ten. The 2019 MLB Draft took place earlier this month, adding a new crop of talented young men to each team’s farm system. Now that it’s over, we […] New York Mets 2019 Draft Class: Getting to know the new kids on the block - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jun 14, 2019

Mets closer Edwin Diaz is not the unhittable force we expected

New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz has been disappointing this year. When compared to other men with the same job title, he looks even more ineffective. After a season where he saved 57 games for the Seattle Mariners, held batters to a .160 batting average, and finished the season with a 0.79 WHIP, New York […] Mets closer Edwin Diaz is not the unhittable force we expected - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More