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  • 01:30

    The Rising Apple Report: Ep. 104

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    The Rising Apple Report turns 104 today as Sam Maxwell and Michael Lecolant bring you the latest AND BEST Mets talk on the internet!


    The Mets bounced back after a terrible series in Pittsburgh to sweep the other Penn squad, pushing their record to 27-21. We'll break down the current Mets state, including the recent surge of Wilmer Flores. We'll also discuss the afternoon's trade of Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the Angels for cash considerations.


    And we'll break down the players to wear #4 in Mets history, as well as the '04 squad. Yay.


    So, make sure to join us at 7 pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!

  • 01:31

    Episode 94, The Rising Apple Report: Camp Bravado is open for business

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    The caleder still says February, the temperature in the northeast is still below freezing, and for many the winter snow has been relentless.  However, nothing advertises a changing of the season quite like Spring Training.


    Port St. Lucie is finally open for business.  All position players were due by Tuesday, and today marked the first day of full squad workouts.


    Over the winter, the Mets contracted a strong case of confidence.  Tonight's 94th episode of the Rising Apple Report will swing the gates open to Camp Bravado, and debate the merits of their words.


    If the Mets indeed seem emboldened to you, perhaps the return of Matt Harvey is one reason why.  On March 6th, he will tentatively take the mound and face live competition for the first time since 2013.


    Also up for discussion are the potential crowding of the bullpen and a lack of another lefty, Lucas Duda's injury, the never ending quest to rectify shortstop, the 1994 regular season, and much more.


    Rising Apple staff writer Rich Sparago will host this evening's discussion, and will be joined by fellow staff writer Michael Lecolant.  As always, you are most welcome to call the show and join the conversation.


    The number is 646-929-0337.  The show starts at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.

  • 00:32

    Rising Costs for Employees - Sport of Winning

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    Rising costs of employees is always a big concern for any business owner; and especially a start-up.  Listen in to Video Broadcast Services President, Marcia Hawkins and Vice President, Kyle Clouse and learn how to navigate the rising costs of employees.  Insurance, taxes, benefits, pay and time off are all aspects of an employee that business owners must consider.  Learn new strategies that will help you in making the best decisions when hiring new employees.

  • 01:26

    Epidode 91 - The Rising Apple Report: A Winter of Dissatisfaction?

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    The Mets hot stove is failing to generate sufficient heat.  That's the sentiment among a growing number of fans.


    While the N.L. East has worked itself into a trading frenzy this winter, the Mets lone off-season acquisition remains outfielder Michael Cuddyer.


    With a shortstop situation screaming for resolution, and a need for a lefty in the bullpen, Mets boosters are growing increasingly perturbed with the lack of front office activity.


    Clearly then, ownership's financial straits continue to hamper team operations.  Ticket prices are rumored to be going up this coming season, yet, there's been no uptick in payroll.


    How is it possible then, Fred Wilpon was named to head Major League Baseball's finance committee?


    Tonight, the 91st episode of the Rising Apple Report will try and make sense of it all.  Rich Sparago will host what is sure to be a spirited roundtable discussion, and will be joined by fellow Rising Apple staff writers Michael Lecolant and Kevin Baez.


    Joining the crew to share his insights will be special guest, John Coppinger, from MetstradamusBlog.com.


    Tonight's opening pitch is at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.


    Of course, we'd love to have you call in as well.  Please do, at 646-929-0337.

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    Rising Apple Report Episode 99- Let The Games Begin!

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    It's Easter Sunday. We are in the midst of Passover too. And in the sports world, it's the first day of baseball season! Though the Mets begin play for real on Monday, April, 6th, the Major League season begins tonight as the Cardinals take on the Cubs in Chicago.


    The Rising Apple team will be conducting a special roundatable discussion of all things Mets. We'll chat about the 8-man bullpen, innings limits for Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, the team's 19-12-2 Spring Training record, the roster, and much more as we're on the eve of the Mets' 2015 season. We'll even let you know who we think is going to win the World Series.


    Join Danny Abriano, Mike Lecolant, Dan Haefli, and maybe more writers from the Rising Apple staff to engage in some fun Mets dialogue at 9 pm, Sunday, April 5th. I (Rich Sparago) will be your host as we count the hours until Mets baseball.


    So listen in, give us a call, we'd love to hear from you! Let's celebrate the return of Mets baseball with the 99th edition of the Rising Apple Report!


     


     

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    Rising Tide Conservation Initiative with Matthew DiMaggio & Colleague

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    Rising Tide Conservation Initiative is a very important project for the future of the Marine Fish Keeping hobby! Matthew DiMaggio and his collegue Eric will be here live to discuss the initiative as it relates to the marine fish keeping hobby. to produce marine live stock in a lab is a challenge that is an ever increasing possibility however, producing the food to feed this live stock is as important as the fish themselves. Come by, listen and even call in at 1-347-677-1837 and participate!


    Come listen to Matthew and Eric discuss Rising Tide Conservation!

  • 01:40

    Ep #92 - The Rising Apple Report: 21 Days till Pitchers and Catchers

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    Let the countdown begin!


    Pitchers and catchers report to camp on February 19th, and the first full squad workout is scheduled for February 26th.


    Until then, it's time to heave another log into the old Hot Stove.


    Michael Lecolant will be hosting tonight's 92nd episode of the Rising Apple Report.  Joining him from the RA staff will be the Converted Mets Fan, Sam Maxwell.


    Their guests will include Stephen Keane from KranepoolSociety.com, and John Pielli, host of the Passed Ball Show at JohnPielli.com.


    Sandy Alderson still has work to do.  That will kick off the evening's discussion.


    If his mind is truly focused on contending in 2015, he'd still be trying to resolve an unsatisfactory situation at shortstop, pursuing another established left-hander for the bullpen, and avoiding a logjam in the starting rotation.


    They'll also discuss the appearance of six Mets on Keith Law's top 100 prospects list, and the interview that took place between Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports and Commissioner Robert Manfred regarding the Wilpons financial condition.


    The show kicks off at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.


    As always, your participation is most welcome.  Please call the Rising Apple Report at 646-929-0337.