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Rising Apple

New York Mets: The best moments of Mike Piazza’s Mets career

On May 22nd,1998 the New York Mets made one of the biggest trades in franchise history. The club traded away Preston Wilson, Ed Yarnall, and Geoff Goetz for all-star catcher Mike Piazza. Piazza brought a powerful bat to the lineup for a team that was fighting for a postseason berth. The 1998 season ended with […] New York Mets: The best moments of Mike Piazza’s Mets career - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

New York Post

Mets may not be finished after trading for Joey Lucchesi

The Mets will have a third left-handed option for their rotation this season. In an effort to create rotation depth, the club acquired Joey Lucchesi from the Padres on Monday as part of a three-team deal that included the Pirates. In the trade, the Mets sent minor leaguer Endy Rodriguez to Pittsburgh. The Padres, meanwhile,...

Rising Apple

Five Mets moments that made fans fall in love with current players

The New York Mets have been blessed with many very likable players in recent years, many of whom made their mark in Queens with one triumphant moment. For Wilmer Flores, it was the “Five Days in Flushing” saga of July 2015, when he cried on the field over a non-trade with the Brewers one day […] Five Mets moments that made fans fall in love with current players - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros: George Springer could sign as early as this week

The market for free-agent outfielder George Springer has been a two-horse race for most of the offseason, with the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays being the prime contenders. The Houston Astros, while interested, are seemingly no longer in the mix to sign their homegrown star. There is buzz that Springer could sign as […] Astros: George Springer could sign as early as this week - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

The Mets should still sign George Springer

Photo by Ezra Shaw/ The looming luxury tax threshold should not preclude the team from signing the biggest free agent on the board The Mets have entered a brave new world. Behind new owner Steve Cohen and his deep pockets, the team has been active both on the trade market and in free agency, spending in ways that fans have not witnessed since the pre-Madoff days. All this has happened while other clubs have been jettisoning payroll with alarming regularity in the wake of perceived (and, most likely, exaggerated) losses from the pandemic-shortened season. The Mets have...

Rising Apple

Mets must focus on extensions, not signing top free agents

It has been one week since the New York Mets finally made the big splash fans have been waiting for. By trading for Francisco Lindor, the team got their superstar in one of the league’s best players. Not to mention, they also acquired an excellent high-end starting pitcher in Carlos Carrasco. Having solved two major […] Mets must focus on extensions, not signing top free agents - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

From Complex To Queens: The 2021 Top 25 Prospects List, Part II

The annual top 25 prospect countdown continues as we review 20-16. Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the Amazin’ Avenue podcast focusing on the Mets’ minor league system. In honor of Mark Messier’s birthday, the team discusses established players who became faces of a new franchise after being traded or signing as free agents in Promote, Extend, Trade. Next, the team discusses some roster news related to the start of the 2021-2022 international free agent signing period. After, the team discusses 20-16 on Amazin’ Avenue’s 2021 Top 25 Mets Prospects list: Sam...

Call to the Pen

MLB free agency rumors: George Springer’s decision down to 2 teams

Now that DJ LeMahieu is officially returning to the Bronx, George Springer’s free agent decision is down to just the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets. The Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets lost out on the DJ LeMahieu sweepstakes last week. So now, their full attention will turn to the race for […] MLB free agency rumors: George Springer’s decision down to 2 teams - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

Mets trade for Joey Lucchesi

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ The Mets brought in starter who was solid with the Padres in 2018 and 2019. The Mets have traded for 27-year-old left-handed pitcher Joey Lucchesi as part of a three-team deal that sent fellow starting pitcher Joey Musgrove to the Padres and several prospects to the Pirates. The Mets are giving up 20-year-old Endy Rodriguez, who ranked 23rd on our list of the team’s top prospects for 2021, in the deal. In 59 major league appearances—all but one of which were starts—Lucchesi has a 4.21 ERA and 4.21 FIP over the course of 299.1 innings....

Call to the Pen

New York Mets: Three Moves to Make before 2021 Season Starts

Although the New York Mets have been quite active thus far in the offseason, there are still several moves they should make. The New York Mets have already been very active this offseason, mainly due to the blockbuster trade that gave them superstar shortstop Francisco Lindor and veteran right-hander Carlos Carrasco. In addition to the […] New York Mets: Three Moves to Make before 2021 Season Starts - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Redbird Rants

St. Louis Cardinals: Evaluating Yadier Molina’s free-agent market

With catcher Kurt Suzuki signing a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, and free-agent catcher J.T. Realmuto looking increasingly likely to return to the Philadelphia Phillies, the market for Yadier Molina is coming into focus. Earlier this offseason, Molina revealed that the New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres and Angels had […] St. Louis Cardinals: Evaluating Yadier Molina’s free-agent market - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Climbing Tal's Hill

Astros Rumors: Houston interested in veteran reliever

The Houston Astros are among the many teams expressing interest in free-agent reliever Jeremy Jeffress, according to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com. The other interested include the Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Nationals. Jeffress, 33, is two years removed from a dominant season […] Astros Rumors: Houston interested in veteran reliever - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jays Journal

Blue Jays: A possible advantage in the Springer sweepstakes?

If the Blue Jays end up mostly competing with the Mets to sign George Springer, there could be at least one factor working in their favour. According to multiple reports that have been floating around, Springer’s camp mostly has two options to choose from at this point. That said, we’ve watched the free agent market […] Blue Jays: A possible advantage in the Springer sweepstakes? - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

New York Post

Francisco Lindor’s first year with Mets comes with hefty price tag

Francisco Lindor’s cost to the Mets in his final year of control before free agency will be $22.3 million. The Mets and their star shortstop avoided arbitration Friday by reaching agreement on that amount. Lindor, who arrived last week in a trade that also brought Carlos Carrasco to the Mets, was scheduled to receive $17.5...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for January 16, 2021

Photo by Jason Miller/ Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets It was reported yesterday that the Mets and free agent reliever Brad Hand were close to finalizing a contract, but said report was later corrected to indicate that the two were merely in discussions with no agreement imminent. The Mets have avoided salary arbitration with most of their players after reaching a string of agreements yesterday, with the one exception being J.D. Davis. SNY.tv’s Andy Martino theorized that if the Mets are indeed pursuing George...

Rising Apple

Mets might not sign Trevor Bauer or George Springer and that’s okay

I may be speaking too soon. If I am, the worst thing that can happen is the New York Mets do actually complete deals with two of the biggest remaining free agents. It doesn’t feel like the Mets will pursue Trevor Bauer or George Springer. Heading into this offseason, it felt as if they would […] Mets might not sign Trevor Bauer or George Springer and that’s okay - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Rising Apple

Mets: Three reasons I’m just as excited to land Carlos Carrasco

Regardless of the end results, it will ultimately go down as the Francisco Lindor trade. When the New York Mets shipped off four players to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for their new shortstop, they also managed to pick up a pretty good pitcher in the process, Carlos Carrasco. Carrasco has been a guy I […] Mets: Three reasons I’m just as excited to land Carlos Carrasco - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for January 15, 2021

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets signed free agent 1B/DH Jose Martinez to a split contract worth $1 million. With the Martinez signing, Buster Olney believes the team is taking an educated guess that the universal DH will be around in 2021. The Mets have had an ugly history with trades centering on middle infielders, but Tim Britton believes that Francisco Lindor will be different. (Paywall Alert) There hasn’t been a lot of George Springer news since the Lindor trade, but while...

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Why the Diamondbacks Are a Good Trade Partner

Some teams- like the Rays, Cubs, and Reds- seem to be making salary-cutting moves in order to offset pandemic-related financial losses. On the other hand, teams such as the Padres, White Sox, and Mets are loading up on free agents and trade acquisitions, seemingly going all-in. But what about the Brewers? To this point the […] Brewers: Why the Diamondbacks Are a Good Trade Partner - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Rising Apple

Mets Rumors: Albert Almora is a high-upside depth piece that makes sense

On Wednesday afternoon Andy Martino had reported that free-agent outfielder Albert Almora is among the center field options that the New York Mets have looked at. This latest of the Mets rumors similarly falls in line with the other Mets rumors surrounding the front office’s interest in free-agent center fielders George Springer and Jackie Bradley […] Mets Rumors: Albert Almora is a high-upside depth piece that makes sense - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Amazin Avenue

Mets close to deal with Brad Hand

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The team continues to improve. The Mets are close to a deal with free agent left-handed relief pitcher Brad Hand, according to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The 30-year-old had his team option for the 2021 season declined by Cleveland early in the offseason, and he surprisingly cleared waivers in the process of that happening. But the Mets’ new regime had not taken over just yet at that time, and in one of his early appearances since coming back to the Mets as team president, Sandy Alderson indicated that picking up Hand off waivers is...

New York Post

Mets’ Trevor May dreaming of George Springer and maybe more

Reliever Trevor May, as the Mets’ first new arrival this offseason, has gotten to enjoy a full overview of the transformation of the team’s roster. And he’s hoping new owner Steve Cohen isn’t finished, with the possibility of signing George Springer still looming. The 31-year-old Springer remains the top free-agent outfielder on the market, and...

Amazin Avenue

Carlos Carrasco is so much more than just a really good pitcher

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The 33-year-old righty is highly involved in the community and has been recognized for his efforts. The Francisco Lindor trade has received a lot of attention over the past week, with a lot of that attention going to Lindor himself, as the Mets brought in one of the brightest young stars in the game. But the other acquisition in the Lindor trade, may prove to be just as big of a move, as bringing in Carlos Carrasco helps solidify the rotation, and adds another easy to root for guy in the clubhouse. Carrasco is not just easy to...

Lookout Landing

Mariners Minor League Signings Tracker: 2020-2021

Photo by Lindsey Wasson/ Keeping you up to date on all the minor moves So far this off-season has moved at...I was going to say a snail’s pace, but that feels insulting to snails. Suffice it to say, things have been slow. We’ve actually been lucky in these parts; the Mariners haven’t exactly been A.J. Preller Supermarket Sweeping through the league adding players like they’re ten-pound hams, or the Mets figuring out One Weird Old Trick To Make The Fanbase Like You Again (just trade for a generational talent! So easy!), but there’s been some movement on our...

Lookout Landing

Mariners Moose Tracks, 1/14/21: Justus Sheffield, Wade LeBlanc, and Mark Shapiro

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Thursday links for the people. Good morning folks! Oh, you thought the Francisco Lindor trade would catalyze the offseason? Nope! We’re still waiting for stuff to pick up. Here’s what you need to know today. In Mariners news... The M’s lose some coaching blood to the winter’s most active team. Hugh Quattlebaum, who had been the Mariners minor league hitting coordinator, has taken a director of hitting role with the Mets. Quattlebaum helped out the big league team last summer when hitting coach Tim Laker worked remotely.— Corey Brock...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News for January 13, 2021

Photo by Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire via Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The second piece of the Mets big trade with Cleveland was introduced on Tuesday, with Carlos “Cookie” Carraso taking questions during his introductory Zoom press conference. Carrasco let it be known during the press conference that he believes the Mets can be a ‘great’ team, and make it to the playoffs and World Series. Speaking with Jon Heyman on the Big Time Baseball podcast, Sandy Alderson said the Mets are still engaged with...

Amazin Avenue

Fans weigh in on where they expect Springer, LeMahieu, and Bauer to land

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Here’s what baseball fans think will happen with some of the biggest remaining free agents. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in New York Mets fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. With the start of spring training on the horizon—if if starts as originally scheduled, at least—this edition of SB Nation Reacts focuses on some of the bigger names on the free agent market, asking baseball fans where they think those players will...

Amazin Avenue

A Pod of Their Own: Francisco Lindor!!!!

This week, we discuss Francisco Lindor, the trade for Francisco Lindor, and the fact that Francisco Lindor is now a Met. Francisco Lindor. 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 nothing really except for the fact that Francisco Lindor is now a New York Met! We share our excitement about the trade that brought him and Carlos Carrasco over from Cleveland and how we got two special...

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