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Rising Apple

NY Mets: What it could cost to re-sign Marcus Stroman this winter

New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman is set to hit free agency this winter. For him, it’s perfect timing. At 30 years old he’s arguably having the best season of his career and he’s on pace to set a career-high in strikeouts. In his last start, he kept the ball rolling allowing just two runs […] NY Mets: What it could cost to re-sign Marcus Stroman this winter - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Redbird Rants

Good, Bad and Ugly: Cardinals sweep pivotal series with Mets

The St. Louis Cardinals have kicked things into another gear as they swept the New York Mets overtook the second wild card position. After weeks and months of struggle, the St. Louis Cardinals have kicked things up a notch with a series win over the New York Mets that leaves this once struggling team in […] Good, Bad and Ugly: Cardinals sweep pivotal series with Mets - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Call to the Pen

New York Mets giving Michael Conforto Qualifying Offer right call

It is easy to view the 2021 season as a disappointment for Michael Conforto. The New York Mets outfielder was expected to be an important part of the lineup, but is in the midst of one of the worst seasons of his career instead. As he is an impending free agent, Conforto could not have […] New York Mets giving Michael Conforto Qualifying Offer right call - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Redbird Rants

Cardinals’ Lars Nootbaar just filed for the perfect trademark

Just after a season-defining catch, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Lars Nootbaar filed for the perfect trademark. If you’re hungry, have a Snickers. If you’re in need of a game-saving catch, have a Nootbaar. Nootbaar, 24, had the game-saving catch against the New York Mets. The catch, which increased the St. Louis Cardinals’ lead for the […] Cardinals’ Lars Nootbaar just filed for the perfect trademark - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - St Louis Cardinals news, rumors and free agency updates from the insider fans and analysts at Redbird Rants

Rising Apple

NY Mets Roster: Too early top 4 winter trade candidates

The New York Mets had one of their most active offseasons this past winter. This was especially true when it comes to trades. If you look back at the last decade, the offseason wasn’t generally when they made their biggest swaps. There are exceptions to this. The current club is built with several players brought […] NY Mets Roster: Too early top 4 winter trade candidates - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Rising Apple

NY Mets Qualifying Offer Battle: Michael Conforto vs. Noah Syndergaard

The qualifying offer has become one of the best ways for a Major League Baseball team to keep a free agent around for another season without having to actually sign him to a multi-year deal. It’s a way to pay a player a premium price without a long commitment. The New York Mets were able […] NY Mets Qualifying Offer Battle: Michael Conforto vs. Noah Syndergaard - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

New York Daily News

If Yankees and Mets don’t make the postseason blame the trade deadline blunders

Some five weeks after the baseball trade deadline — which they both entered into as buyers — the Yankees and Mets now find themselves engaged in the Subway Series to Nowhere.

Call to the Pen

How the New York Mets and Yankees helped a city heal after 9/11

Twenty years ago today, as first responders dug through the rubble of the World Trade Center in New York City to find survivors as well as those who had perished, everything stopped after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. Nearly every event that would have a large gathering of people in the following days and close […] How the New York Mets and Yankees helped a city heal after 9/11 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Javier Báez and the -illars power the offense

Photo by Greg Fiume/ While every Met pitched in to win the wild affair, Javier Báez and the -illars packed the most punch in D.C. While the final score of 13-6 makes it seem like the Mets had this one in the bag from start to finish, it was a much closer affair for eight of the nine innings this afternoon. The offense started out hot, with Jonathan Villar starting off his day with a line drive double down the third base line off of Josiah Gray, a highly touted prospect the Nationals acquired for Trea Turner and Max Scherzer this past trade deadline. Francisco Lindor...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: 2 one-year free agent contracts that have worked out perfectly

Got fear of commitment? In some instances of a one-year contract, a lack of commitment from the player or management is the result of this fear. Players are trying to raise their stock and cash in the following year. Members of the front office don’t want to get stuck with an albatross. The New York […] NY Mets: 2 one-year free agent contracts that have worked out perfectly - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Most productive trade deadline acquisition is a shock

Rich Hill had a shot to help lead the New York Mets pitching staff to victory. Javier Baez was the bat the club added to kickstart the offense. Trevor Williams was the throw-in immediately assigned to the minor leagues. A little more than a month after the 2021 trade deadline, things haven’t gone as expected. […] NY Mets: Most productive trade deadline acquisition is a shock - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

New York Post

New Met Brad Hand hoping to get into ‘groove’ for stretch run

WASHINGTON — Brad Hand’s final decision last winter came down to signing with the Nationals or Mets. The lefty reliever, who had been placed on waivers by the Indians as part of a cost-cutting move and then granted free agency, ultimately accepted a one-year deal with the Nationals worth $10.5 million. But he worked out...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: A strong finish changes the story for Michael Conforto

Michael Conforto is hardly pushing his way toward a $100+ million contract. However, a strong finish from the New York Mets right fielder does change everything for his free agent case. In the last 365 days, Conforto has gone from must-extend to guaranteed qualifying offer candidate to someone we might all be cool seeing walk […] NY Mets: A strong finish changes the story for Michael Conforto - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Call to the Pen

MLB stars that will impact playoff hunt from Injured List

The playoff races are now heating up across MLB. The Padres and Mets are fading, while the Reds, Braves, and Yankees are rising. With the playoffs back to 5 teams per league, it will be more challenging to make it to the postseason compared to last year’s format. After a crazy trade deadline, there are […] MLB stars that will impact playoff hunt from Injured List - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates: Checking in on the Joe Musgrove Trade

January of 2021 was a busy month for the Pittsburgh Pirates, not only did they make a big deal with the Yankees, but they participated in a three-team trade that involved Joe Musgrove This past January the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets and San Diego Padres struck a three-team trade. This trade sent San Diego left-handed […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Checking in on the Joe Musgrove Trade - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community

New York Post

Rich Hill disappointed he didn’t give Mets more in loss to Nationals

Rich Hill had the reputation for essentially being a five-inning pitcher at this stage of his career when the Mets acquired him in July from the Rays. The 41-year-old lefty has recorded exactly 15 outs in five of his six starts since the trade after allowing two runs in the third inning of Friday’s dreary...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Noah Syndergaard’s free agency outlook changes as reliever

Nothing about Noah Syndergaard is new for the New York Mets. The righty has always had the potential to be a Cy Young winner. That has been evident ever since he made his MLB debut in 2015 at 22-years-old. What is new is the circumstances for both sides. It has now been two years since […] NY Mets: Noah Syndergaard’s free agency outlook changes as reliever - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Bluebird Banter

Today in Blue Jays history: Jays trade for David Cone

29 Years Ago Today August 27, 1992, the Blue Jays traded for David Cone from the Mets. We traded for him twice. This was the first time. Jeff Kent and Ryan Thompson went to New York. The Jays were 72-55 up two games on the Orioles in the AL East at the time of the trade. We would go 24 and 11 the rest of the way. Kent played with the Mets until the end of July 1996, then they sent him to Cleveland. From there, he went to the Giants, where he became a star. Not that he was a bad player with the Mets. He hit .279/.327/.453 with 67 home runs in 498 games, pretty good numbers for a...

New York Daily News

Marcus Stroman focused on staying healthy, not free agency

Three days after he limited the Dodgers to two runs on four hits in six innings, she reminded him not to focus on his walk year and accept that—whether he remains with the Mets, or not—good things are headed his way.

Rising Apple

NY Mets: Key areas for the franchise to focus on moving forward

The New York Mets are nearing the end of the August schedule, with a vastly fading playoff hope, we look far and forward into the future of the Mets, from prospects, draft picks and free agency. September is creeping up to Queens with tremendous speed; although Javier Baez has returned in fashion, the fate of […] NY Mets: Key areas for the franchise to focus on moving forward - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Rising Apple

NY Mets: 1 reasons why the team will not sign Kris Bryant this offseason

Kris Bryant, we can’t quit you! Talks of the former Chicago Cubs third baseman and occasional outfielder getting traded to the New York Mets headlined the offseason and trade deadline chatter involving this team. We’re getting to see him in action plenty these last two weeks with six games versus his new club. Bryant was […] NY Mets: 1 reasons why the team will not sign Kris Bryant this offseason - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Cubbies Crib

Chicago Cubs almost traded Kris Bryant and Javier Baez to the Mets

In a monumental blockbuster that almost was, details have recently emerged on what would have been the biggest move at this year’s already hectic trade deadline. The Chicago Cubs almost sent not just Javier Baez and Trevor Williams to the Big Apple, but also former National League MVP Kris Bryant, as well. Unfortunately for Chicago, […] Chicago Cubs almost traded Kris Bryant and Javier Baez to the Mets - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Bleed Cubbie Blue

The Cubs’ three best July 2021 trades (for now)

Pete Crow-Armstrong scoring a run for the Mets during Spring Training 2021 | Photo by Michael Reaves/ The Cubs got some real talent in the deadline deals. Which one did you like best? I continue to have an offbeat way of looking at trades. Instead of waiting for six years or so to make it obvious which side got the better end of a swap, I love to check in early and often on trades. What is known? What remains unknown? Is what we thought we knew at the time of the trade still accurate? Has the landscape changed? Today, I assess my three favorite July 2021 Cubs trades,...

Amazin Avenue

From Complex To Queens, Episode 130: The future’s so bright, we need to wear rose colored shades

The Mets’ minor league system right now ain’t great, but there’s hope in the future right? Right!? Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. CM PUNK! CM PUNK! CM PUNK! CM PUNK! The team talks about what big Mets returns they would want to be a part of in Promote, Extend, Trade. After, the discuss the mid-season prospect lists released by the major baseball prospect publications and the Mets players who made them. Next, the team discusses how the Mets affiliates did this past week. Following that, on the...

Rising Apple

NY Mets: It’s silly to think the 2021 season depended on Jacob deGrom

On Friday, we learned the New York Mets didn’t pull off an even bigger trade with the Chicago Cubs in July because of their concern over the health of Jacob deGrom. You know the guy. He’s the team’s ace that was scheduled to step on the mound every fifth or sixth day for the team […] NY Mets: It’s silly to think the 2021 season depended on Jacob deGrom - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

DodgerBlue.com

Mets’ Rich Hill ‘Humbled’ By Dodgers’ Tribute Video

When the Los Angeles Dodgers were looking to improve their roster at the trade deadline in 2016, their biggest...

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Hudson Head having an Interesting Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates have seen some mixed results from their new young outfield prospects. This past off-season the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a three team trade which also involved the Padres and the Mets. The Bucs traded Musgrove to the the Padres in return for multiple players from the Padres and Mets. One of those players […] Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Hudson Head having an Interesting Season - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - Pittsburgh Pirates News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 8/23/21: Miguel Cabrera, Gregory Polanco, and Javier Baez

Photo by Vaughn Ridley/ Start your week off right with a fresh batch of Monday links! In Mariners News... After a dominant few outings, Paul Sewald is just getting started. Paul Sewald is a 31-year-old reliever who had a 5.50 ERA in 125 G over 4 seasons with the Mets. Mariners signed him as a free agent and he's put up a 2.57 ERA and struck out 70 in 42 IP, including the side in 10th with bases loaded today vs. Astros. Heck of a find for Seattle.— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) August 22, 2021 An update on Diego Castillo: Servais said Diego Castillo’s MRI...

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