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Mets History: Jerry Koosman led the league in two very different stats in 1977

The 1977 season was a dark one for the New York Mets. For star pitcher Jerry Koosman, the season finished with two very different league-leading totals. The 1977 New York Mets finished 64-98. Joe Torre took over as manager midseason and many more changes came for the franchise, too. This was the summer with the […] Mets History: Jerry Koosman led the league in two very different stats in 1977 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2019

Mets should absolutely consider signing Dallas Keuchel this winter

Dallas Keuchel was someone we heard plenty about last offseason for the New York Mets. This winter, they should absolutely consider him, again. Something happens when pitchers join the Houston Astros these days. They seem to find their best stuff. This is good news for the rest of the league when those pitchers leave town. […] Mets should absolutely consider signing Dallas Keuchel this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2019

Mets slugger J.D. Davis won a chance to show us what he can do as a starter

J.D. Davis came out of nowhere in 2019 as a part-time player for the New York Mets. In 2020, the team has to see what he can do in a full-time role. Despite playing in 140 of the 162 games for the 2019 New York Mets, it wasn’t until midseason when we saw J.D. Davis […] Mets slugger J.D. Davis won a chance to show us what he can do as a starter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2019

Mets were right to move on from Zack Wheeler but still need a replacement

Former New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler will play for the Philadelphia Phillies beginning in 2020. At the price he received, the Mets were right to move on. However, they still need to bolster the roster with an equal or greater player. Zack Wheeler is an interesting ballplayer. Statistically, he doesn’t quite measure up to […] Mets were right to move on from Zack Wheeler but still need a replacement - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 6, 2019

Mets: How the Jake Marisnick trade will impact the rest of the roster

The first trade of the winter for the New York Mets landed them a defense-first center fielder named Jake Marisnick. What kind of impact will he have on the team in 2020? The first trade of the winter for the New York Mets took place this week when the team acquired outfielder Jake Marisnick from […] Mets: How the Jake Marisnick trade will impact the rest of the roster - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 5, 2019

Mets must explore cutting their losses and dump Jed Lowrie via trade

Jed Lowrie gave the New York Mets absolutely nothing in 2019. With no real need for him in 2020, the team needs to explore the possibility of dumping him somewhere else. Jed Lowrie, we hardly know ye. After spending nearly all of the 2019 season on the IL, Lowrie joined the New York Mets active […] Mets must explore cutting their losses and dump Jed Lowrie via trade - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 5, 2019

New York Mets ownership nightmare is over, at least we hope so

Within the next five years, the New York Mets will have a new majority owner. Fans are cracking open champagne to celebrate what we have to hope is a new direction. Who knew on the same day Cole Hamels signed with the Atlanta Braves and Zack Wheeler landed with the Philadelphia Phillies that we’d have […] New York Mets ownership nightmare is over, at least we hope so - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 5, 2019

Mets: Where does Brodie Van Wagenen fit in with the ownership change?

Ownership for the New York Mets will be changing. What does it mean for General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen? If you thought this was going to be a boring offseason for the New York Mets, think again. Mere hours after it was reported that Zack Wheeler was headed to the division rival Philadelphia Phillies on […] Mets: Where does Brodie Van Wagenen fit in with the ownership change? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 5, 2019

Mets History: The 2002 signing of future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine

On December 5, 2002, the New York Mets signed longtime rival Tom Glavine. Let’s look back at his time in Flushing. What were you doing on December 5, 2002, the day the New York Mets signed Tom Glavine? Thirteen-year-old me spent that Thursday shuttling between English, Chemistry, and Algebra classes before the news broke that […] Mets History: The 2002 signing of future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 4, 2019

Mets: Giving Noah Syndergaard a personal catcher is a “necessary evil”

Letting Noah Syndergaard pitch to the catcher of his choice may be a “necessary evil” for the New York Mets in 2020. An ongoing “controversy” during the 2019 New York Mets season was the desire of pitcher Noah Syndergaard to pitch to practically anyone other than starting catcher Wilson Ramos. On two separate occasions, it […] Mets: Giving Noah Syndergaard a personal catcher is a “necessary evil” - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 4, 2019

Mets Prospects: Adding the untouchable label to three of the best

The New York Mets have a few prospects worthy of the untouchable label this winter. It takes a special kind of prospect to get labeled “untouchable.” Prospect lists are already subjective and many New York Mets fans have differing opinions on these potential future stars. The Mets farm system isn’t as deep as it was […] Mets Prospects: Adding the untouchable label to three of the best - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 4, 2019

Mets: Wilson Ramos as the 2020 starting catcher is the right decision

The New York Mets appear ready to move forward with Wilson Ramos as their starting catcher in 2020. If so, it’s the right decision. Over the last several years, the New York Mets have had a dearth of offense at the starting catcher position. Travis d’Arnaud was supposed to be a cornerstone of the Mets […] Mets: Wilson Ramos as the 2020 starting catcher is the right decision - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 4, 2019

Mets: Three types of players they must avoid adding this winter

The New York Mets need to add the right players this winter and avoid adding those who fit these descriptions. I have my doubts that we will see the New York Mets blow us away with an active offseason. Instead, I expect minor tweaks and maybe one or two notable names on lower salary deals. […] Mets: Three types of players they must avoid adding this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 3, 2019

Mets: Three relievers to potentially pair with Starling Marte in a trade

In their attempt to make a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte, the New York Mets should also consider extracting a reliever in the same move. Starling Marte is the biggest if not the only name frequently mentioned in New York Mets trade rumors this winter. Though the offseason is young, it seems as […] Mets: Three relievers to potentially pair with Starling Marte in a trade - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Dec 3, 2019

New York Mets: Five early bold predictions for the 2020 season

The 2020 New York Mets season can go in a multitude of different directions. From their record, to player performances, to potential trades, everyone tries to predict what is going to happen before it happens. With the New York Mets, some things are easier to predict than others and some things that you just have […] New York Mets: Five early bold predictions for the 2020 season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More