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New York Post 6 hours ago
Roger Clemens’ ‘bizarre’ Mike Piazza bat throw is still shocking

Roger Clemens’ ‘bizarre’ Mike Piazza bat throw is still shocking

Editor’s note: The 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets began 20 years ago Wednesday. On the anniversary, we look back at the series that captivated the city. You know how animated movies try to draw in both kids and adults, creating dazzling visuals for the former group and witty dialogue for the latter?...
Amazin Avenue 6 hours ago
Mets Morning News for October 21, 2020

Mets Morning News for October 21, 2020

Photo by Elsa/ Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Steve Cohen is one step closer to becoming the next owner of the New York Mets after being approved by MLB’s ownership committee. In The Players’ Tribune, David Wright talked about what it meant to him to be a Met. Around the National League East Former Marlins president David Samson criticized Derek Jeter on his Twitter account, stating Jeter has ‘nowhere to hide’. What should the Braves do with Marcell Ozuna? Around Major League Baseball The Dodgers took Game 1 of the...
Joel Sherman / New York Post 7 hours ago
Yankees’ Subway Series title was relief from playoff burden: Sherman

Yankees’ Subway Series title was relief from playoff burden: Sherman

Editor’s note: The 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets began 20 years ago Wednesday. On the anniversary, we look back at the series that captivated the city. Maybe you remember Timo Perez jogging between first and second or Roger Clemens heaving a shattered bat in the vicinity of Mike Piazza. Perhaps you recall...
Amazin Avenue 7 hours ago
Majority of baseball fans rooting for Rays in World Series, think Betts will be MVP

Majority of baseball fans rooting for Rays in World Series, think Betts will be MVP

Photo by Tom Pennington/ The latest SB Nation Reacts results are in. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Mets fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. Asked who they’re rooting for in the World Series, 75 percent of respondents to the latest SB Nation Reacts survey answered the Tampa Bay Rays. Asked who they thought would win the series, though, the results were a bit more divided. 31 percent think Rays will win the World Series in six games, while the next most popular...
Mike Vaccaro / New York Post 8 hours ago
Subway Series stands alone in baseball lore 20 years later

Subway Series stands alone in baseball lore 20 years later

Editor’s note: The 2000 World Series between the Yankees and Mets began 20 years ago Wednesday. On the anniversary, we look back at the series that captivated the city. The idea had always been intertwined with fantasy, tinged by nostalgia. Nothing has ever made New Yorkers of a certain generation more wistful than the term...
Rising Apple 8 hours ago

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
New York Daily News 17 hours ago
MLB ownership committee approves Mets sale to Steve Cohen by 7-1 vote

MLB ownership committee approves Mets sale to Steve Cohen by 7-1 vote

Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen moved one step close to owning 95% of the Mets when MLB’s ownership committee voted 7-1 in favor him taking over the team from Fred and Jeff Wilpon, according to a source.

Steve Cohen clears huge MLB hurdle toward finalizing Mets purchase

Steve Cohen is one significant step closer to becoming the owner of the Mets. The Post confirmed MLB’s Ownership Committee approved Cohen to be the team’s next owner, with sources saying Cohen received seven of the eight votes on the board. Sportico first reported Cohen’s approval. Next up will be the eight-owner Executive Committee, followed...
Amazin Avenue Oct 20, 2020
Watching the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series through a Mets lens

Watching the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series through a Mets lens

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The Rays and Dodgers were great in the shortened 2020 season, but there’s a stark difference in how the teams got here. With the World Series set to begin tonight, anyone viewing it through a Mets lens might be tempted to see it as a contest between baseball ideologies that the Mets could potentially follow once Steve Cohen officially takes over as the team’s new owner. Per Cot’s Contracts, the Dodgers’ payroll before prorated adjustments for the pandemic would have been $222 million this year, while the Rays’ would have been $72 million. But it...
Amazin Avenue Oct 20, 2020
Mets Morning News for October 20, 2020

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...
Rising Apple Oct 20, 2020

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
Amazin Avenue Oct 19, 2020
Revisiting the Mets’ four-game sweep of the Cubs in the 2015 NLCS

Revisiting the Mets’ four-game sweep of the Cubs in the 2015 NLCS

The 2015 NLCS was the Daniel Murphy show as the Mets won their fifth NL Pennant We conclude our series revisiting every time the Mets played in the National League Championship Series with their most recent appearance in 2015, which saw the Mets dominate the Cubs in a four-game sweep. While the Mets had home field in the series against the Wild Card-winning Cubs, it’s easy to forget that Chicago were the heavy favorites after winning 97 games that year. Despite their impressive record, they still finished in third place in the NL Central before toppling the Pirates in the Wild Card game...
Amazin Avenue Oct 19, 2020
From Complex To Queens: Alderson Avenue, Part 3

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...
Rising Apple Oct 19, 2020

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
Amazin Avenue Oct 19, 2020
Mets Morning News: Braved the Storm

Mets Morning News: Braved the Storm

Photo by Rob Carr/ Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Faith and Fear in Flushing did the honors of ranking every single postseason game in Mets history from number 89 all the way to number one. The Mets combined to take up 30% of the spots on the list of MLB’s top 10 batflips of all time. Around the National League East The Michael Hill Era came to an end in Miami as the team president was ousted after nearly two decades with the Marlins. Talking Chop said goodbye to their 2020 Atlanta Braves. With 2020 being a failure in...

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