8:50 PM EDT, Tue April 24, 2018
5 hours ago

Mets Prediction: Matt Harvey succeeds in relief, AJ Ramos becomes trade bait

You’ve heard this New York Mets prediction here first. After kicking and screaming, Matt Harvey will settle in as the 8th inning setup man to Jeurys Familia. AJ Ramos will be traded by the deadline. It is my first bold prediction of the season. Matt Harvey is a high maintenance player.  His success with the […] Mets Prediction: Matt Harvey succeeds in relief, AJ Ramos becomes trade bait - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
8 hours ago

New York Mets: Four players who will not return in 2019

Several key members of the 2018 New York Mets won’t return in 2019. Which ones are definitely headed elsewhere? Not every baseball player can survive with the same team each year. In the case of the New York Mets, there are many members of this 2018 roster who won’t return in 2019. The Mets have […] New York Mets: Four players who will not return in 2019 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
13 hours ago

New York Mets: Gerson Bautista better than his early statistics show

The New York Mets gave pitcher Gerson Bautista a chance to pitch early in 2018. Clearly out of his element, the kid is a lot better than his early statistics show. Gerson Bautista is one of the two players the New York Mets acquired from the Boston Red Sox in the Addison Reed trade last […] New York Mets: Gerson Bautista better than his early statistics show - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 23, 2018

New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is the rotation’s X-Factor in 2018

Zack Wheeler hasn’t been around long, but the New York Mets need to count on him Zack Wheeler has not been the ace that the New York Mets thought they were getting in the Carlos Beltran trade.  He has battled injuries his entire career.  When he has been here, he has not been great either. […] New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is the rotation’s X-Factor in 2018 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 23, 2018

New York Mets fans need this Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt

New York Mets fans (rightfully) love Yoenis Cespedes. The slugging outfielder is the top hitter in the lineup – and now has a sweet new t-shirt. It takes a special kind of player to be in a slump while also being tied for fourth in the National League in runs batted in. But that’s exactly […] New York Mets fans need this Yoenis Cespedes t-shirt - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 23, 2018

Mets need to start worrying about the Braves and Phillies

When the season began, the New York Mets hoped they would battle through the year against the Washington Nationals. In late April, it’s the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies they need to worry about. A hot start to the 2018 New York Mets season put them ahead of the division by a wide margin. Thanks […] Mets need to start worrying about the Braves and Phillies - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 23, 2018

Mets Week Three Recap 4/16-4/22: A tough week for the ‘Amazins

The New York Mets were brought back to earth this week, compiling a 2-4 record, and reminding fans that the good times couldn’t last forever. The New York Mets had their first losing week of the year in week 3, bringing their overall record to 14-6. The week began with a 2/3 series loss to […] Mets Week Three Recap 4/16-4/22: A tough week for the ‘Amazins - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 22, 2018

Mets Rumors: Astros catcher Max Stassi is a worthwhile trade candidate

If the New York Mets truly want a bargain catcher with some great qualities, Houston Astros backstop Max Stassi may be the way to go. In their pursuit of possibly adding a catcher, many names have popped up for the New York Mets. Fans will cross their fingers wishing a deal for J.T. Realmuto gets […] Mets Rumors: Astros catcher Max Stassi is a worthwhile trade candidate - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 22, 2018

New York Mets: Mickey Callway’s best quality is his accountability

New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway has some wonderful qualities. The best is his willingness to hold himself accountable. The New York Mets welcomed a new sheriff in town this season. His name is Mickey Callaway. For far too many years, the Mets always just seemed to reward poor play. Veteran players who continued to […] New York Mets: Mickey Callway’s best quality is his accountability - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 22, 2018

New York Mets: Jason Vargas has some big expectations in 2018

Jason Vargas will return from the disabled list in the next few weeks and join the New York Mets rotation. What can we expect from him in 2018? When the New York Mets signed Jason Vargas this offseason, they hoped he would start the year in their rotation. An injury in Spring Training derailed that […] New York Mets: Jason Vargas has some big expectations in 2018 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 21, 2018

New York Mets should name Tomas Nido the interim starting catcher

Instead of splitting time between the plate with Tomas Nido and Jose Lobaton, the New York Mets should hand the bulk of playing time to the former. Last week, in what was a dramatic turn of events, the New York Mets went from having two catchers, Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki, who were going to […] New York Mets should name Tomas Nido the interim starting catcher - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 21, 2018

Mets: Amed Rosario needs to breakout in a big way this season

Once regarded as a top-five prospect in Major League Baseball, it’s time New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario proves he deserved that ranking with a fantastic 2018 season. So far, New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario has yet to have a major impact on his club. The 22-year-old slashed only .248/.271/.394 in his short rookie […] Mets: Amed Rosario needs to breakout in a big way this season - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 21, 2018

Mets: Matt Harvey will have a tough time finding MLB contract next year

After his latest start, it’s even harder to imagine New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey finding a team willing to offer him a major league contract in 2018. Can he turn things around? What will the New York Mets do with Matt Harvey? Even without the notion of Jason Vargas returning from injury soon, it’s […] Mets: Matt Harvey will have a tough time finding MLB contract next year - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 20, 2018

Mets: Why it’s time to move Jay Bruce over to first base

The New York Mets have a serious jam of outfielders. It’s time Jay Bruce moves from right field to first base. The New York Mets outfielders have all shown their ability to play ball. Juan Lagares is suddenly swinging the stick the last few games and is a top-level glove.  Yoenis  Cespedes has not been […] Mets: Why it’s time to move Jay Bruce over to first base - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Apr 20, 2018

New York Mets: Amed Rosario needs to hustle to first base

New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario needs to start hustling down the first base line a little more often. Amed Rosario is the flashy rookie shortstop who debuted last season with lots of hype, lots of media, and lots of issues. The New York Mets shortstop has a terrific glove, has terrific speed, just as […] New York Mets: Amed Rosario needs to hustle to first base - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More