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Mets Monday Morning GM: What were they thinking with the Jeurys Familia reunion?

What were the New York Mets thinking when they brought Jeurys Familia back before the 2019 season? More than two years ago, the New York Mets traded Jeurys Familia to the Oakland Athletics at the July 31 trade deadline. A little less than two years ago, they brought him back on a three-year deal. Now […] Mets Monday Morning GM: What were they thinking with the Jeurys Familia reunion? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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From Complex To Queens: The Exalted GM, Mr. Brodie

On the heels of our in-depth review of the Sandy Alderson years, the team gives the Brodie Van Wagenen’s time at the helm the same treatment. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. Celebrating the heritage of a certain top pitcher who you’d never guess is Iranian, the team picks between other players who have backgrounds you would not realize at first glimpse in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, Steve gives us an update on our adopted CPBL team, the Uni-President Lions, our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins, and our adopted...

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Three Mets trade targets flying under the radar this winter

With the New York Mets looking to upgrade their pitching this offseason, there are three under the radar trades they should consider looking into to bolster the starting rotation and the bullpen. The New York Mets have three available rotation spots up for grabs this offseason and they certainly could use another arm to upgrade […] Three Mets trade targets flying under the radar this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets Morning News for October 25, 2020

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets If Steve Cohen wants to make a big splash, it might be smart to do what the Dodgers did with Mookie Betts and trade for and extend a superstar player—in this case, Francisco Lindor. Justin Turner continues to produce for the Dodgers, which simultaneously continues to remind the Mets how foolish they were for letting him get away. Turner is just one of many Mets players who went on to find greater success after leaving the team. Darryl Strawberry provided his thoughts...

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Mets should consider “buying high” on free agent pitcher Taijuan Walker

Free agent starting pitcher Taijuan Walker did a lot to help his value in 2020. The New York Mets should consider “buying high” on him this winter. Taijuan Walker is a name many loyal MLB fans have heard for years. Unbelievably, he has been pitching in the big leagues since 2013 when he made his […] Mets should consider “buying high” on free agent pitcher Taijuan Walker - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets and Yankees should have a hard-fought free agent battle this winter

The center of Major League Baseball’s free agency news could be in New York. Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees should get involved in some of this offseason’s biggest bidding wars. Everything seemed to be going well for the New York Yankees until October 9, 2020. The club looked like they would […] Mets and Yankees should have a hard-fought free agent battle this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets Morning News for October 20, 2020

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Anthony DiComo answered Mets fans’ questions pertaining to the catching market outside of J.T. Realmuto, the potential of offering Marcus Stroman a qualifying offer, and extension talks between the team and Michael Conforto. Tim Britton made arguments for and against keeping manager Luis Rojas heading into the new Steve Cohen regime. (Paywall Alert) SNY examined the team’s payroll situation, which should allow them to go after big name free agents and extend their own stars. Jay Horwitz spoke with...

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Mets News: Francisco Lindor trade proposal on social media has fans divided

Social media had some fun with a New York Mets trade proposal involving Francisco Lindor. Which side do you fall on? A trade proposal found on Twitter that originated on Facebook which in my opinion came from the mind of a madman got New York Mets fans talking a lot this past week. This trade […] Mets News: Francisco Lindor trade proposal on social media has fans divided - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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From Complex To Queens: Alderson Avenue, Part 3

In the third of a three-part examination, the team looks back at the tenure of Sandy Alderson as Mets GM, focusing on the finals years of his time in the organization. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. It’s Yoenis Cespedes’ birthday, so we celebrate by looking back at his best moments with the Mets in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, Steve gives us an update on our adopted CPBL team, the Uni-President Lions, our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins, and our adopted NPB team, the Yakult Swallows. Next, the team discusses...

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Three Mets players many fans are ready to trade away this winter

The New York Mets could have an active winter making trades. If any of these three are dealt, fans might celebrate. New York Mets fans are loyal, sometimes even to a fault. You give a Mets fan one memorable game and you may win them over for a lifetime. So, when Mets fans are ready […] Three Mets players many fans are ready to trade away this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets Morning News for October 18, 2020

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It’s very likely that, under new ownership, the Mets will be active in the free agent market and could sign one of the biggest available names. However, it’s Steve Cohen’s response to a messy free agent signing that doesn’t work out will say a lot about how his era will go. Deesha Thosar explored five critical issues facing the Mets this winter. Bleacher Report brought us 15 way-too-early predictions for the upcoming offseason, an article which foresees the Mets...

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Mets: Three Yankees free agents for the Mets to consider

In their search for a better 2021 roster, the New York Mets could look at a few members of the 2020 New York Yankees for help. A storyline I’m looking forward to seeing this winter involving the New York Mets is how their actions are related to what the New York Yankees do. Both teams […] Mets: Three Yankees free agents for the Mets to consider - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Steve Cohen’s response to messy Mets free-agency scenario will say a lot

Not too much longer, Mets fans. By next month, Steve Cohen’s purchase of the team should become official, and then you can start debating legitimately whether you’d rather sign J.T. Realmuto or George Springer. (Probably not both. Sorry.) Yet as we prepare for this long-awaited new era, there’s one upcoming checkpoint that intrigues me the...

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Mets should look into a trade with the Indians for Carlos Carrasco

To fully rebuild their rotation, the New York Mets will need to look at some trade opportunities. One option to explore is Cleveland Indians veteran Carlos Carrasco. I can hear it already. New York Mets fans are lining up to complain about Carlos Carrasco’s age, health, and/or salary. How dare I? How dare I suggest […] Mets should look into a trade with the Indians for Carlos Carrasco - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets Morning News for October 16, 2020

Tyson Trish/NorthJersey.com file Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets An excerpt from David Wright’s memoir, The Captain, co-written with Anthony DiComo,was released yesterday. The excerpt tells the story of when Wright became the team’s captain. Trevor Bauer’s agent is taking note of Mets fans that would like to see him in New York. Yahoo Sports discussed the Mets 2020 season. Their is a slight chance that Sandy Alderson acts as Mets GM under Steve Cohen. Around the National League East The Braves defeated the Dodgers 10-2...

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Mets Million-Dollar Question: Is Trevor Bauer or J.T. Realmuto the bigger priority?

The New York Mets may have a decision to make this winter when it comes down to prioritizing which top free agent between J.T. Realmuto or Trevor Bauer makes more financial sense. With new owner Steve Cohen waiting in the wings, the New York Mets have the cash to spend this offseason to upgrade the […] Mets Million-Dollar Question: Is Trevor Bauer or J.T. Realmuto the bigger priority? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets Morning News for October 14, 2020

Photo by Rich Schultz/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Steve Cohen plans to pay each Citi Field employee who did not work a single game during the 2020 pandemic $500 a month this offseason if he is approved as owner. Brett Baty spoke about his experience at the 2020 Alternate Site, where he was able to have access to players in the big leagues. It’s ‘surreal’ for the designer of Pete Alonso’s 9/11 cleats to see the Mets team wear his design. If Francisco Lindor hits the trade market, the Mets are at the top of the list...

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A Pod of Their Own: This is a Marcus Stroman stan account

This week, we discuss how much we love Marcus Stroman and how much we don’t love He Who Must Not Be Named. 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 begin by discussing free agency and who the Mets should be in on this offseason, especially with the addition of Steve Cohen. We then discuss the news that should Cohen be approved he will invest heavily in analytics and he announced that he will continue to pay the...

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Mets Morning News for October 13, 2020

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Steve Cohen is expected to blow up the Wilpons’ ‘archaic’ technology when he is approved as the team’s new owner. The MLB Draft order was officially confirmed by the league yesterday, and the Mets will be picking tenth overall next year. SNY listed five free agents that the Mets and Yankees may fight over this winter. J.D. Davis, Jeff McNeil, and Amed Rosario recounted their major league debuts and first big league hit on How I Met The Majors. The...

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NYY News: Go DJ, or Stay DJ?

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The Yankees face hurdles with DJ LeMahieu; other big offseason decisions; potential free agents that the Yanks and Mets may battle for. New York Post | Joel Sherman: The biggest question of the Yankees’ offseason will be what to do about DJ LeMahieu, the team’s most valuable contributor over the past two seasons and now a free agent. There could be some wrinkles that arise, like how the Yankees will approach a free agent that will demand big money given the current landscape of the league amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Yanks could wind up...

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Mets Monday Morning GM: Brodie Van Wagenen’s weak 2020 trade deadline

The New York Mets bought at the 2020 trade deadline in what was a half-hearted attempt to compete. There was little doubt the New York Mets did too little at this year’s trade deadline. Nobody really held it against the front office. There are two reasons for this. For one, the anticipation of Steve Cohen […] Mets Monday Morning GM: Brodie Van Wagenen’s weak 2020 trade deadline - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Former Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud looks like a different player these days

Travis d’Arnaud is finally turning into the player the New York Mets always thought he would be. Unfortunately for the Mets, this is in his time post-Queens and playing for a division rival. The New York Mets originally acquired Travis d’Arnaud in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays back in the winter of 2012. […] Former Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud looks like a different player these days - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets Morning News for October 12, 2020

Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets With a solid crop of free agents, money to spend, and no current optimal option on the team, the Mets have to look to improve in center field going into 2020. Jacob deGrom’s custom Tom Seaver cleats from his final start of the season are up for auction, benefiting More Than Baseball. Around the National League East In news that is sure to upset the wallet of Steve Cohen, it is said that JT Realmuto is seeking a contract in the range of $200M united states...

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From Complex To Queens: Alderson Avenue, Part 2

In the second of a three-part examination, the team looks back at the tenure of Sandy Alderson as Mets GM, focusing on the 2015 season. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. On the anniversary of the very first Oktoberfest, the team talks about beer in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, Steve gives us an update on our adopted CPBL team, the Uni-President Lions, our adopted KBO team, the LG Twins, and our adopted NPB team, the Yakult Swallows. Next, the team discusses instructs and winter ball. Finally, with Sandy Alderson...

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Mets Morning News for October 11, 2020

Photo by Hunter Martin/ Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Top-tier talent at the catching position is hard to come by. And both the Mets and Yankees will be seeking it this offseason, which could lead to a bidding war over free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto. A committee of about a half-dozen MLB owners met recently to discuss Steve Cohen’s purchase of the Mets. There were “no major objections” to the deal, according to reporting from Charles Gasparino. The deal will soon go before all of the ownership groups for approval. Around...

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Mets: Kevin Pillar could fit in with the 2021 roster by standing out

Kevin Pillar is one option for the New York Mets this winter in their quest to improve center field. What could he bring to the table? George Springer is by far the best center fielder hitting free agency this winter. He should be one of the priorities for the New York Mets in their search […] Mets: Kevin Pillar could fit in with the 2021 roster by standing out - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Mets trade candidate Lance Lynn is an affordable upgrade for a 2021 run

The New York Mets have a rotation to reconstruct this winter and Lance Lynn is one of the trade candidates that can upgrade the starting five. Lance Lynn got plenty of attention at this year’s MLB trade deadline. The Texas Rangers hurler was pitching well on one of baseball’s worst teams and drawing plenty of […] Mets trade candidate Lance Lynn is an affordable upgrade for a 2021 run - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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Five blockbuster Mets trades the team should consider this winter

The New York Mets have the opportunity this offseason to make a blockbuster trade for a star player to improve the club with the arrival of new ownership. For all of us New York Mets fans, this offseason almost feels like Christmas came early. With a new billionaire owner in Steve Cohen taking complete control […] Five blockbuster Mets trades the team should consider this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

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