6:34 AM EST, Mon January 18, 2021
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Lifetime of Mets skepticism makes excitement for Francisco Lindor hard

One of the curses of being a New York Mets fan is this constant state of tension and skepticism we’ve been accustomed to. We’ve been trained over the years to not get excited when something too good to be true happens. Yes, right now the culture feels different. The tides have shifted into the Mets’ […] Lifetime of Mets skepticism makes excitement for Francisco Lindor hard - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
22 hours ago

New York Mets best players at each position since the year 2000

Even though the last twenty years haven’t included a championship, some of the greatest New York Mets ever have suited up for the franchise. There have been many greats to put on the New York Mets uniform and many fan favorites. The franchise has seen players such as Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Tom Seaver, Nolan […] New York Mets best players at each position since the year 2000 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 17, 2021

Mets farm system has done a phenomenal job at developing major leaguers

It seems like a lot of years have passed since the New York Mets had one of the best farm systems in baseball. Prior to the 2015 World Series run, the organization was routinely one of the best. Years of losing will do this. In more recent years, with many top prospects getting traded away […] Mets farm system has done a phenomenal job at developing major leaguers - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 16, 2021

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
Jan 16, 2021

Mets rotation needs to add a cheap veteran into the mix for insurance

Throughout the offseason, it’s been apparent that the New York Mets plan was to acquire two starting pitchers. Whether the Mets acquire one or two starters, their roster is left with a hole, in the form of Steven Matz. In 2020, Matz went 0-5 with a 9.68 ERA, and a 1.696 WHIP. Since August 2nd, […] Mets rotation needs to add a cheap veteran into the mix for insurance - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 16, 2021

Mets: Why they need to avoid making any more big trades

Last week, the New York Mets made arguably the biggest move of the offseason, making a blockbuster trade to the Cleveland Indians to acquire the services of All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and veteran starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco. The trade was a big move for the Mets in their effort to build a World Series contender, […] Mets: Why they need to avoid making any more big trades - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 16, 2021

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
Jan 16, 2021

NY Mets secret weapon for the 2021 season is Dellin Betances

The New York Mets have a lot of talent on their roster. Looking specifically at their bullpen, I think they could have a great back end with Trevor May, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz. There’s one player however that everyone is forgetting about. This is a dude who was at one point considered one of the […] NY Mets secret weapon for the 2021 season is Dellin Betances - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 15, 2021

New York Mets fans should count their blessings with Steven Cohen in charge

Right now, New York Mets fans have a little over a month to wait for Spring Training – provided that there are no hiccups, of course. There’s a sense of burgeoning optimism that hasn’t been present for quite a while. There’s a new owner and it feels like the future is quite bright. Still, there […] New York Mets fans should count their blessings with Steven Cohen in charge - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 15, 2021

NY Mets all-time one hit wonder bench squad of the 2000s

The New York Mets almost every season seem to have a bench player or pitcher that comes in out of nowhere and rakes at the plate or surprises on the mound. These are those one-hit wonders. Throughout New York Mets history, there have been unexpected surprises from players. Often, these players were not in the […] NY Mets all-time one hit wonder bench squad of the 2000s - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 15, 2021

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
Jan 14, 2021

Mets: Luis Guillorme could breakthrough as a utility infielder in 2021

Entering this offseason as an afterthought, Luis Guillorme could receive playing time as a valuable backup infielder and for the 2021 New York Mets. At the start of the offseason, Luis Guillorme felt like an afterthought for the New York Mets. Even as the Mets shuffled and rotated through several options in their infield, it […] Mets: Luis Guillorme could breakthrough as a utility infielder in 2021 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 14, 2021

Mets should expect sweet results in 2021 from their tough Cookie

With the recent addition of starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, the New York Mets should expect stability in the starting rotation with promising results on and off the field. With the recent addition of starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco, the New York Mets have added a legitimate frontline starter that not only deepens their rotation but also […] Mets should expect sweet results in 2021 from their tough Cookie - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 14, 2021

New York Mets: Ranking the top four extension candidates

The New York Mets have shown baseball that they’re serious about contending and contending for a long time, which is why they should prioritize extending these players very soon The New York Mets have certainly made their intentions about winning a World Series known this offseason. It’s often been said that winning championships is better […] New York Mets: Ranking the top four extension candidates - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community
Jan 14, 2021

New York Mets: Four goals for the bullpen to achieve in 2021

The New York Mets players and organization have a few goals they need to achieve this year in the bullpen. Far too often, a Major League Baseball team is only as good as its bullpen. The New York Mets have experienced this plenty in recent years. The 2018 and 2019 seasons are a great example […] New York Mets: Four goals for the bullpen to achieve in 2021 - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community