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Kranepool, Boone to receive Thurman Munson awards

Mets 1969 World Series champion Ed Kranepool and Yankees manager Aaron Boone will be honored at next month's Thurman Munson awards dinner. They will be joined Feb. 5 by Yankees Didi Gregorius and Miguel Andujar, along with Giants two-time Super Bowl champion Zak DeOssie. The Munson awards are presented...

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Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen saying “Come get us” makes me cringe

New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s message to the rest of the division, “Come get us” is a little too bold for my liking. Let’s play a game first. Since taking over as general manager for the New York Mets, we’ve all seen as many different opinions as possible about Brodie Van Wagenen. […] Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen saying “Come get us” makes me cringe - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets’ strange reason for ignoring Bryce Harper: Jeff McNeil

The two biggest fish on the market can probably forget about Flushing Bay as a potential home. As Bryce Harper and Manny Machado linger in free agency and look for teams willing to spend big on their services, the Mets entered this offseason with a plan, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, and neither...

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Chili Davis pushing Mets to old-school, controversial hitting approach

Chili Davis will be just fine with the Mets swinging for the fences less frequently this season. The veteran hitting coach, hired last month by the Mets as part of manager Mickey Callaway’s retooled staff, will be preaching contact this spring as he attempts to help resurrect a lineup that has added solid pieces in...

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David Wright getting chance in Mets’ front office role

David Wright owns 14 years of MLB experience and 1,558 games on his All-Star résumé and now will bring all that expertise to new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s rebuilt front office. The Mets sure could use the help. The club announced Monday that Wright has been named a special adviser to COO Jeff Wilpon...

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David Wright to become New York Mets special adviser

NEW YORK — Former New York Mets captain David Wright is becoming a special adviser to chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.

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Monday open thread

New Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen is basically this offseason’s Jerry Dipoto. As John put it in his weekly links post this morning, we are slowly approaching “the winter months when we will find our baseball excitement in mundane things like cryptic quotes from the front office in random news reports and the signing of guys you are vaguely familiar with to minor league deals.” Sadly, I think we’re already there. There is little MLB news of note, save for whatever the New York Mets are doing right now, and the football seasons are also winding down. Basketball and hockey...

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David Wright named special assistant to Jeff Wilpon and Brodie Van Wagenen

The captain will have a new role within the organization. The Mets announced that David Wright will have a new position as a Special Advisor to both GM Brodie Van Wagenen and to Jeff Wilpon. The captain already got a taste of front office work when the general manager invited Wright to join him in Las Vegas for the Winter Meetings. At the time, Van Wagenen stated that he wanted to get insight from a player perspective and he believed that Wright was the perfect person to do that. For his part, Wright spoke about how he enjoyed that aspect of game, and it now appears that he will have an...

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New York Mets add their center fielder in Keon Broxton

The New York Mets had a possible hole in center field. Not anymore. As the calendar had turned to 2019, the New York Mets still had several question marks on the roster. While new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen had been aggressive in upgrading the roster, there were still areas of weakness. One of those […] New York Mets add their center fielder in Keon Broxton - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Mets Morning News for January 4, 2019

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets signed pitcher Arquimedes Caminero and outfielder Rymer Liriano to minor league deals. Indians’ manager Terry Francona still believes in Mickey Callaway and thinks the record isn’t always indicative a manager’s abilities. The New York Jets are in search of a new coach, and they could follow the trend of the other teams in New York and hire a manager with no experience even though it remains to be seen whether or not that is a smart move. With the new year upon us, the Mets have some...

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Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen attempts to shape the face of New York baseball

New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman came together to discuss deals during the 2018 Winter Meetings. A deal did not come to fruition, but this is progress in a desolate part of New York baseball. Traditionally the New York Mets and New York Yankees have […] Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen attempts to shape the face of New York baseball - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Terry Francona explains why Mets' Mickey Callaway will improve in 2019

Terry Francona knows all about a rough first year as a manager, considering he had it worse back in 1997 in Philadelphia than his friend, Mickey Callaway, did with the Mets last season.

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Mets manager ejections in years they won the World Series

In years when the New York Mets with the World Series, the managers get along a lot better with the umpires. The baseball manager equivalent to a hockey fight, I’m happy to see Baseball Reference tracks manager ejections. When exploring this statistic, I found something interesting about former New York Mets manager Davey Johnson. Johnson […] Mets manager ejections in years they won the World Series - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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New York Mets: Five moves they should make this offseason

The New York Mets have had an active offseason. However, a few more moves could help put this team over the top. Let’s examine where they could go. New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has certainly shown a knack for being innovative when it comes to acquiring personnel for the Mets this offseason. […] New York Mets: Five moves they should make this offseason - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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What Mets may do next after Van Wagenen’s NL East boast

The pronouncement this week from Brodie Van Wagenen that his Mets can already be viewed as the team to beat in the NL East might not be a positive development for those expecting another splash or two this winter by the general manager. While the Mets have addressed significant needs in the past three weeks,...

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Mets Morning News for December 19, 2018

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Wilson Ramos was introduced as the newest member of the Mets at a press conference on Tuesday morning. Ramos is confident he can stay healthy for the entire 2019 season. James Wagner looks at how the Mets ended up choosing Ramos as their catching option. General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen is confident in his team saying “We’re the favorites” in the NL East. Ken Davidoff writes Van Wagenen’s words puts the Mets in the crosschairs. With the addition of Ramos, the focus now shifts to the...

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Mets appear to be out on A.J. Pollock in telling Wilson Ramos answer

The Mets feel they got the righty bat they needed, and he’s not an outfielder. As they introduced Wilson Ramos as their new catcher at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen minimized the possibility of adding another outfield bat. The Mets had been closely linked with free agent A.J. Pollock, who...

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Mets: Six under the radar relievers to consider this winter

The New York Mets could still use some help in the bullpen. Which under the radar relief arms should they look at? Coming off of a 77-85 season, New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has been making a lot of big moves in an attempt to put a legitimate contender on the field […] Mets: Six under the radar relievers to consider this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Focus zooms in on Mets’ payroll as Moustakas interest surfaces

The Mets have their catcher, but is general manager Brodie Van Wagenen’s winter shopping largely finished, or is there room remaining on the company credit card? On a day the Mets were announcing Wilson Ramos’ arrival on a two-year deal worth $19 million to bolster the catching, Van Wagenen on Tuesday somewhat backed away from...

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Reaction roundup: Mets sign Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal

Ramos is seen as an upgrade to the position for the Mets. New general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made it no secret that he would like to upgrade the catching position this offseason. After relentlessly pursuing J.T. Realmuto, he refused to meet the Marlins’ high asking price and signed Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal worth $19 million with an option for a third year. Thus far, the reaction to this signing is mostly positive, and it seems Van Wagenen achieved his goal in getting an upgrade. Des Bieler of the Washington Post thinks that the former National will add some much needed pop to...

Mets introduce Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz at press conference

General manager Brodie Van Wagenen introduces the Mets' latest acquisitions, second baseman Robinson Cano and closer Edwin Diaz About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States

Mets' new GM was a sports agent

Boomer and Gio talk about the the New York Mets' decision to hire former sports agent Brodie Van Wagenen as their new general manager.

Brodie Van Wagenen is introduced as the Mets' new GM

The Mets introduce Brodie Van Wagenen as the 13th general manager in team history About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of 30 member clubs in the U.S. an