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With the Mets suprising and elation-inducing signing of Yoenis Cespedes, here at Rising Apple, we just HAD to continue the audible conversation. Spurred on by @NYM_News, Jaron and his father joins us for another Yo Special at 8pmET!
This time, we will be taking callers, so make sure you get your voice heard at 646-929-0337.
Talk to you at 8pmET!
Well, as the snow buries the northeast today, we here in New York City are fine getting snowed in, because we have La Potencia fire to gather 'round.
Today at 2:30pmET, the folks at Rising Apple gather on this special edition of the Rising Apple Report to discuss the Mets signing of Yoenis Cespedes, what this means for the franchise, what he has so far meant for the franchise, and some of our favorite moments from his stretch run. It's going to be a Cespedes Love Fest.
So, make sure you join us at 2:30pmET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!
As 2016 veers in, The Rising Apple Report waves goodbye to an exciting (albeit ultimately disappointing) 2015 New York Mets season!
Sam Maxwell, Rich Sparago and Mike Lecolant get together on the eve of the eve of the eve to discuss their favorite moments from this past season, some underappreciated times less talked about, and their thoughts on where the Mets are going from here.
So, make sure you join us at 8pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!
Happy New Year, Metsian Folk! The Rising Apple Report returns for its 1st episode of 2016! Brooklyn Trolley Blogger Mike Lecolant hosts, with site editor Danny Abriano and writer Rich Sparago joining them for all the piping hot Mets talk! Joining them as well will be long-time friend of Rising Apple and blogger Metstradamus, Mr. John Coppinger.
Well, after 4 years of waiting, it finally happened: Mike Piazza, the greatest hitting catcher of all time, has been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame! AND as expected, he will don a Mets cap on his plaque. We'll discuss his career, our favorite memories, and what this means for the era of the 90's and 00's overall in future HOF voting.
Most fans have wished for a more active offseason following a pennant-winning year, but that has not occurred. Whether it's the debt the Wilpons are still living under, Sandy Alderson's reluctance to dole out long-term 2nd generation contracts, or both, we'll discuss the offseason so far, as well as options the Mets should still be considering, whether realistic they will pursue them or not.
So, join us at 6:30pm ET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!
The 2015 Winter Meetings are upon us. Coming off of their fun and improbable run to the championship of the National League, the Mets have several decisions to make that will impact the look of the 2016 team. How will they replace Yoenis Cespedes and Daniel Murphy? Is Ben Zobrist the answer? Is it wise to put everything else on hold, pending Zobrist's decision on where he will play next year?
How will the Mets handle center field? Is Denard Span the answer as the left-hand hitting part of a platoon with Juan Lagares? Should the Mets target a non-platoon option, such as Dexter Fowler? And then there's the bullpen. Having lost out on Darren O'Day and Joakim Soria, who is the current target? Jerry Blevins? Tony Sipp?
There are so many more decisions to make, with whether or not to bring Bartolo Colon back among them. So, let's try to sort it all out. Please join me, Rich Sparago, as I host the Rising Apple report tonight, December 7th, at 9 pm. I'll be joined by Sam Maxwell, Danny Abriano, and possibly Mike Lecolant. Greg Price from Faith and Fear in Flushing will be our guest, and we may even have another surprise or two.
You can access the show by the link below. Or you can give us a call at 646-929-0337.
We look forward to talking Mets Hot Stove Baseball with you!
Two tech giants announced earnings this week. We run through the numbers and conference calls for Apple and Amazon and explain what investors need to know.
The Rising Apple Report returns for the 124th episode at 9pmET! Sam Maxwell hosts, with staff writers Rich Sparago and Mike Lecolant, as well as Faith and Fear in Flushing's Greg Prince as we continue to countdown to Pitchers and Catchers! (We're at 15 days away...)
It feels strange, it feels like a new sensation, but the anxiety level for this New York Mets team must be at its lowest point in years, if not the lowest point ever...The fans, the players, the coaches, the front office and ownership all seem to be on the same page...and that is ultimately a World Series victory. Even outside of the main goal generally for every team going into a baseball season, the Metsian conversation is strictly baseball related, and it is utterly fantastic. We will explore the dicotomy of all of that, and talk the roster as we head into Spring Training.
And as always, we'll discuss the players who have worn number 24 in the history of the New York Mets, as well as a bit of New York National League History from 1924.
So, join us at 9pmET for the latest edition of the Rising Apple Report!
It's the middle of January, and Yoenis Cespedes does not have a contract. The Mets are reportedly interested in bringing back their previously rented star, but only on a short-term deal. The question is whether or not Cespedes may be willing to accept such a deal. Since no team seems to be knocking down his door to offer a six year deal, will the market come back to Mets' standards? Did Yoenis enjoy his time in New York, and respect the pitching staff to a point where he prefers to play in Queens?
Then there's Justin Upton. He could also be the big bat the Mets need, but where would he play in the field? Would the Mets move the pieces around to make room for Upton? Will Upton accept a (very) short-term deal?
Gerrardo Parra has signed with the Rockies. The Rockies now have an abundance to outfielders, Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez to name a couple. Should the Mets be trying to engineer a deal with Colorado?
Then there's the yearly question of the bullpen. Antonio Bastardo is out there, but guess what? The Mets want him on a short-term deal. Does this make sense? What are the options?
Join Rising Apple's Danny Abriano, Mike Lecolant, and me, Rich Sparago at 9 pm, January 14th to discuss these and other Mets matters. Give us a call to join the conversation at 646-929-0337.
Looking forward to talking some Mets baseball!
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Howard Jay Smith is an award-winning writer. His newest and third book is entitled, “Beethoven In Love; Opus 139.” He taught for many years in the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program and has lectured nationally. His articles and photographs have appeared in the Washington Post, Horizon, The Journal of the Writer’s Guild of America, and numerous trade publications.
While an executive at ABC Television, Embassy TV and Academy Home Entertainment, Howard worked on numerous film, television, radio and commercial projects. He serves on the board of directors of the Santa Barbara Symphony and is a member of the American Beethoven Society. Visit www.beethoveninloveopus139.com.
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