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Rising Apple

Mets Trade History: “Le Grand Orange” Rusty Staub comes to the Big Apple

Back in 1972, the New York Mets brought All-Star Rusty Staub to the Big Apple. We look back at the impact of the trade for the Metropolitans and the Montreal Expos. A few days before the start of the 1972 season, the New York Mets made a big trade with one of their division rivals, […] Mets Trade History: “Le Grand Orange” Rusty Staub comes to the Big Apple - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

How the Mets may have changed future trade deadline strategies

Through most of July, many expected the New York Mets to sell at the trade deadline. By actually buying and turning around their season thereafter, the team may have changed the way future teams think about the July 31st deadline. In the days leading up to the 2019 MLB trade deadline, it made sense for […] How the Mets may have changed future trade deadline strategies - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

SNY TV

Mets' Marcus Stroman feeling 'better and better'

Where it matters most, the Mets' trade for Marcus Stroman has worked out. In Stroman's first three starts with the Mets, the team is 3-0.

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Is this 15 of 16 run actually genuine or just fraudulent?

The New York Mets recently had their 8-game win streak snapped and will now look to begin a new one. The Mets were surging, as they had won 15 of 16 games dating back to before the trade deadline. Imagine the relative state of mind of a New York Mets fan as of August 11, […] New York Mets: Is this 15 of 16 run actually genuine or just fraudulent? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Mickey Callaway’s trust in Seth Lugo rewarded after rare slip up

Seth Lugo lost a couple of impressive streaks, but picked up a huge win. He’ll take the trade-off. The eighth-inning solo shot that Lugo gave up to Juan Soto snapped not only a 2-all deadlock, but a string of 26 straight retired by Lugo, tied with Bobby Parnell for the most ever by a Mets...

New York Post

Brodie Van Wagenen’s deal for J.D. Davis looking like a winner

Brodie Van Wagenen turned heads with his bold offseason trade for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano, believing the deal could put the Mets over the top. Turns out, the new general manager’s difference-making move would come one month later. On a roster in which so many vital pieces still have Sandy Alderson’s fingerprints, low-key acquisition...

Rising Apple

Mets bring in two more local boys, Brad Brach and Joe Panik

There’s no crying in baseball or trading after July 31. However, the New York Mets managed to add two more local players to the roster this week with the addition of Brad Brach and Joe Panik. The New York Mets continued to add to their roster this week despite not having the availability of trades […] Mets bring in two more local boys, Brad Brach and Joe Panik - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: Wilmer Font has turned things around since arriving

Since arriving from the New York Mets earlier this season, Wilmer Font has been a different pitcher with the Blue Jays and has turned his season around. “Wait who?” More likely than not, that was the reaction many had any time they scrolled past a “Blue Jays claim/trade for (insert pitcher name here)” alert. The […] Blue Jays: Wilmer Font has turned things around since arriving - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

UnforMETable: Royce Ring

The left handed reliever was a key figure in two notable Mets trades. Welcome to UnforMETable, an Amazin’ Avenue Audio show that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past. With the trade deadline just in our rear view mirror, we look back at the brief Mets tenure of reliever Royce Ring. Ring was a first round draft pick of the Chicago White Sox, heralded as a closer of the future. While his career with the Mets—and afterwards—was not particularly notable, the trades which brought Ring to Flushing and sent him away were memorable ones in...

SNY TV

Mets will have some interest in Joe Panik if he becomes a free agent

Second baseman Joe Panik, recently designated for assignment by San Francisco, will become a free agent at 1 p.m. on Friday if he goes unclaimed by another team, according to a major league source.

Amazin Avenue

Mets fans approve of what team did at deadline, confidence in team rises dramatically

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Winning 13 out of 14 games has an effect on your fans. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Mets fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. With the trade deadline having passed and the Mets having gone on a 13-1 run that has put them right back into the Wild Card mix, the FanPulse results this week are as optimistic as they’ve been in months. Of the Mets fans who took part in the poll, 69% said they are confident in the direction of the team, up significantly from the 27%...

New York Post

Ex-Met Jason Vargas struggles as Phillies fall to Diamondbacks

Jason Vargas is still helping the Mets, even though he’s no longer with the team. The former Mets starter, who was traded to Philadelphia before the trade deadline, allowed four runs in five innings in the Phillies’ 6-1 loss to the Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The defeat helped the surging Mets, who now trail the Phillies...

Rising Apple

Did the Mets front office add enough at the trade deadline?

In contention for a Wild Card berth, the New York Mets were cautious at the trade deadline and bought one starting pitcher while selling another. Did they need to do more? As the week of the trade deadline approached, the New York Mets found themselves in an uncertain position. On one hand, many credible analysts […] Did the Mets front office add enough at the trade deadline? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets continue streaking with shutout victory over Marlins

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports Zack Wheeler throws eight scoreless innings to lead Mets over Miami. The red hot Mets continued their surprising second half Wild Card push, beating the Marlins 5-0 on Wednesday night at Citi Field to record their twelfth win in their last thirteen games. The Mets were led by an efficient Zack Wheeler, who threw eight scoreless innings—making it 15 scoreless since the trade deadline passed without Wheeler moving. Wheeler scattered eight hits and threw only 101 pitches—72 for strikes—while recording thirteen ground ball outs. The Mets struck early,...

Bleed Cubbie Blue

MLB Bullets is back from the dead

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports The Mets are the hottest team in baseball and back in the postseason hunt. How they got there. Will the Yankees, Cardinals and Twins regret not doing more at the deadline? The fans go wild in Baltimore. Pretend I wrote something clever up here. Don’t look now, but the Mets have won 12 of their last 13 games and are back in the playoff hunt. Wallace Matthews has more details on the amazing run by the Amazin’s and their decision not to sell at the trade deadline. Ben Clemens looks at how much the Mets odds of making the playoffs have changed over the...

Amazin Avenue

A Pod of Their Own: Hot boy season is real and it’s spectacular

This week, we are amped about the Mets’ hot streak and we chat with baseball writer Jen Mac Ramos about women’s baseball, prospects, and more Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. This week, we wax poetic about the Amazin’ Mets tearing their way through the Wild Card standings, talk about what else they need to do to improve, and mull over why the trade deadline was so generally dreary. (1:02) Next, we have a special guest...

Rising Apple

Mets have a history of robbing the Marlins in blockbuster trades

It’s not common to see teams make trades with division rivals. When the New York Mets have made trades with the Miami Marlins, they tend to come away on top. The New York Mets and Miami Marlins are not opposed to making trades together. In a ten-year span in the late 1990s and into the […] Mets have a history of robbing the Marlins in blockbuster trades - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

SNY TV

With playoff chances rising, here are Mets' updated odds to win 2019 World Series

After losing to the Marlins in Miami on July 12 in their first game of the second half of the season, the Mets were 40-51 and facing an imminent sell-off at the trade deadline and the prospect of another losing season. Things have changed.

Amazin Avenue

Mets Minor League Players of the Week: Week Seventeen

Drew Gagnon | Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports What minor league players put up the best numbers this past week, July 28th to August 4th? Hitter of the Week Sebastian Espino 2019 Season: 35 G, 126 AB, .278/.336/.397, 35 H, 7 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 9 BB, 40 K, 3/5 SB, .393 BABIP Week: 6 G, 25 AB, .375/.400/.542, 9 H, 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 1 BB, 5 K, 0/1 SB, .444 BABIP Sebastian Espino was born in Bonao, a city in the central interior of the Dominican Republic. On July 2nd 2016, at the beginning of the 2016-2017 International Free Agent signing period, the Mets signed him for $300,000, the largest amount...

New York Post

Pete Alonso has turned four letters into Mets rallying cry

Pete Alonso’s trade deadline rallying cry for support from fans has been rewarded. After their doubleheader sweep of the Miami Marlins on Monday night, Alonso was asked by SNY’s Steve Gelbs about his social media post. His simple response: “LFGM.” The crowd immediately exploded while fawning over the slugger who had just hit the go-ahead...

Amazin Avenue

Noah Syndergaard named National League Player of the Week

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports THOOOOOOR Major League Baseball named Noah Syndergaard the National League Player of the Week after he allowed just one earned run in 14.1 innings last week, good for a 0.63 ERA. He joined Vladimir Guerrero Jr. as the week’s two award winners for the American and National Leagues. In two starts against the White Sox and Pirates, the big righty struck out fourteen batters while walking just two. He went 1-0, and the Mets won both of the games he started. The game against Chicago was particularly notable since it was his last start before the trade...

Amazin Avenue

Key DFA targets who can help the Mets down the stretch

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports The trade deadline has passed, but the Mets still have roster holes that could be filled by recently designated players. The trade deadline has passed and, in a new rule for this season, there’s no waiver trade deadline in August—and the Mets suddenly find themselves in contention and in need of some support to get them through what is looking to be a tight Wild Card battle the rest of the way. While by definition players who are designated for assignment are not going to be the cream of the crop, they still may pose an opportunity for the Mets to fill...

Pinstripe Alley

Yankees news: No plans to call up Clint Frazier anytime soon

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Yankees don’t plan to call up Clint Frazier anytime soon; DJ LeMahieu to man first base while everyone is injured; Aaron Hicks avoided worst-case scenario injury; Brian Cashman talks real reason trade with Mets didn’t happen New York Post | Howie Kussoy: Don’t plan on seeing Clint Frazier in the Bronx anytime soon. When asked if the Yankees had considered calling him up after the recent injuries, Aaron Boone said “no.” The manager went on to say that it is not true that he has fallen out of favor with the Yankees, however, and that if the right spot...

Rising Apple

New York Mets top prospects list has undergone some recent changes

The New York Mets list of top prospects has undergone some big changes since the 2019 Draft and trade deadline. You can say what you will about the Brodie Van Wagenen era. But you can’t deny that it has been an interesting time for the New York Mets. From the offseason to the trade deadline, […] New York Mets top prospects list has undergone some recent changes - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Mets castoff T.J. Rivera getting chance with rival Nationals

T.J. Rivera’s agent initially was hesitant to let the former Met try to resurrect his career with the Long Island Ducks of the lowly independent Atlantic League. But it took only a month for Rivera’s decision to reject his agent’s advice to start paying off. The 30-year-old Rivera signed with the Nationals on Saturday night,...

New York Post

Keeping Noah Syndergaard is making all the difference for Mets

PITTSBURGH — Here is what the Marcus Stroman trade did for the Mets, according to Mickey Callaway, and it was evident over the past 48 hours — in the clubhouse and on the field. “It pumped us up, we are ready to make a run at this thing,’’ Callaway told The Post. Yes, a run...

Rising Apple

Grading the Mets 2019 trade deadline moves they did and didn’t make

The New York Mets weren’t committed buyers or sellers at the trade deadline, instead choosing to upgrade at one position in two separate deals. What grades do these deals deserve? Following a surprisingly active Trade Deadline for a team half the league had written off for the rest of the 2019 season, the New York […] Grading the Mets 2019 trade deadline moves they did and didn’t make - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - A New York Mets Blog Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

New York Post

Mets vs. Pirates: Marcus Stroman will thrive in NY debut

Chris Archer, one of the marquee names moved at the 2018 trade deadline, has not lived up to what the Pirates gave up to acquire him. The Mets are hoping for the opposite from their prized pitcher, Marcus Stroman, who will oppose Archer on Saturday night in Pittsburgh. Stroman was a tough-luck loser with the...

Biggest 2019 MLB Trade Deadline moves

Zack Greinke to the Astros. Marcus Stroman to the Mets. Trevor Bauer to the Reds. Yasiel Puig on the Indians. It was a quality MLB Trade Deadline!

MLB Whip Crew discusses the three-team trade, plus the latest with Noah Syndergaard | MLB WHIPAROUND

MLB Whip Crew discusses the three-team trade involving Trevor Bauer and Yasiel Puig. Plus, the latest with on Mets ace Noah Syndergaard. #FOXSports #MLB #TrevorBauer #YasielPuig #NoahSyndergaard

The Marcus Stroman trade makes NO SENSE for the Mets | Time to Schein

Adam Schein gives his take on Marcus Stroman being traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the New York Mets and how this unexpected deal does not make any sense. Adam Schein also discusses potential trade targets for the New York Yankees now that Marcus Str