• 01:30

    Episode 87 - Rising Apple Report: Firing Up The Hot Stove With Stephen Keane

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    It's time to fire up the New York Mets Hot Stove.


    Rising Apple staff writer Michael Lecolant will host tonight's 87th episode of the Rising Apple Report.  Joining him will be Stephen Keane, proprietor of KranepoolSociety.com, and from GalForAllSeasons.com, Taryn Cooper.


    They'll discuss the organization's potential strategies for improving the club this off-season, while also taking time to consider their limitations.


    Congratulations are also in order, as Juan Lagares earned a Gold Glove, and Jacob deGrom became a finalist for N.L. Rookie of the Year.


    A look back at the 1987 Mets season will wrap things up.


    Tonight's Rising Apple Report launches at 9:00pm EST.


    As always, all are invited to call and join the conversation.  Please do, at 646-929-0337.

  • 01:16

    Episode 86 - Rising Apple Report: World Series Past and Present w/Greg Prince

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    Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for winning their 3rd World Series title in the span of 5 years.


    Tonight's Rising Apple Report will review their thrilling seven game victory over the relentless Kansas City Royals.  RA staff writer Michael Lecolant will host this evening's roundtable, and will be joined by fellow writers Sam Maxwell and Rich Sparago.


    Their guest will be Greg Prince from the website Faith and Fear in Flushing.


    Episode #86 will also take an Amazin' trip down memory lane and revisit the 1986 New York Mets championship season.


    The show starts at 8:00pm EST.


    Of course, you're invited to join the discussion.  The number to call is (646)-929-0337.

  • 02:00

    Ep 71 The Rising Apple Report - There Are No Off Days In Flushing

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    Although the Mets are idle, the crew at Rising Apple does not believe in days off.  With much to discuss this evening, senior staff writer Michael Lecolant, and assistant editor Sam Maxwell will co-host the 71st episode of the Rising Apple Report.


    The Mets latest road trip has them heading to Philadelphia, where they will begin a short two game series on Tuesday.  Phillies season ticket holder Ted Matey will help Mike and Sam preview the series.  Once done in the City of Brotherly Love, the Flushing Nine will visit Colorado, then square off against the Marlins again in Miami.


    The Amazin's left home with a 14-11 record, and are looking to improve upon their 6-3 mark on the road. Their recent success is attributable to their entire pitching staff, as well as the defense that has cleaned up its act.  Travis d'Arnaud additionally appears to be coming around at the plate, but, because of Terry Collins' line-up changes, Lucas Duda has yet to settle into the clean-up role.


    Joining Rising Apple tonight in their greater Mets musings will be John Pielli, author of Passed Ball Show.


    Discussion of these topics, and many more Mets matters commences tonight at 9:00pm EST.  You can join in by calling 646-929-0337.

  • 01:26

    Rising Apple Report, Ep. 72: with Greg Prince and Steve Keane

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    After a solid month of April, a demoralizing road trip has all but erased the good feeling around the Mets.


    With many decisions to be made and just over 20% of the season over, we will hold a Mets fan roundtable with Steve Keane of the Kranepool Society and Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flushing.


    Joining Steve and Greg for the Metsian conversation will be Rising Apple writers Rich Sparago and Mike Lecolant. Yours truly will be joiining in later on in the show.

  • 01:03

    Rising Apple Report, Episode 79 - with Greg Prince & John Coppinger

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    Want your Mets fill during Monday's off day? Tune in for the Rising Apple Report at 8 PM!


    Joining Rising Apple's Rich Sparago and Sam Maxwell, will be Greg Prince of Faith and Fear in Flusing, and John Coppinger.


    There's plenty to discuss Monday night, including the fate of Chris Young, the trade rumors surrounding Daniel Murphy, and the imminent return of Travis d'Arnaud from Triple-A Las Vegas.


    Join in tonight for the best hour of Mets talk on the internet airwaves!

  • 00:30

    Ep 78 - The Rising Apple Report Featuring Guest Mike Silva

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    Summer is upon us, and with temperatures on the rise Sandy Alderson is beginning to feel the heat.  Ownership's ongoing financial struggles continue to handcuff his ability to raise payroll, his field manager continues making ponderous decisions, and the team continues to flounder below the.500 mark.


    Tonight, helping the Rising Apple Report make sense of it all will be freelance broadcaster and writer Mike Silva.


    Rising Apple's senior staff writer Michael Lecolant will host the half-hour of Metsian dicussion this evening beginning at 11:00pm EST.


    Fan calls are most welcome at 646-929-0337.

  • 01:44

    Ep 70 - Rising Apple Report: The Weekend Recovery Show

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    Tonight on the Rising Apple Report, staff writers Sam Maxwell and Michael Lecolant will help you unwind from the weekend that was.


    Both were at Sunday’s game at Citi Field, and will recap the day’s extra inning victory, and review the now completed series versus Atlanta.  Among other topics for discussion – the boo birds made their displeasure with Curtis Granderson known, the trade of Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates, as well as Jose Valverde‘s continuing bullpen odyssey.


    Tune in for those musings and more. The show starts at 8:30pm EST. The number to call is 646-929-0337.

  • 01:34

    Ep. 67 The Rising Apple Report - Travel Day Companion And The Week That Was

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    The New York Mets opening homestand is in the books.  There are some good, some bad, and some ugly items to cover.  Rising Apple staff writers Michael Lecolant and Sam Maxwell will co-host this evening's hour long show, and will review game results, injury news, roster adjustments, and touch upon the usual assortment ever lingering issues.


    The Mets were off today, and will open a three game series in Atlanta against the Braves, then head to California for a series against the Angels.  Therefore, the time has come once again for the obligatory inter-league debate.


    They'll tackle all that and more, tonight, on the Rising Apple Report.  The show starts 8:00pm EST, and by all means, please call in @ 646-929-0337.

  • 00:46

    Rising Apple Report, Episode 65: N.L. East Preview

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    The Rising Apple Report returns Wednesday night for its 65th Episode!


    Staff writer Mike Lecolant will be hosting, joined by staff writers Rich Sparago and Sam Maxwell.


    With Opening Day just five days away, tonight's episode will serve as an N.L. East preview.


    Mike, Rich, and Sam will be joined by Phillies writer Mike Lacy from That Ball's Outta Here, Marlins writer Placido Estevez from Marlin Maniac, and Braves writer Jeff Schafer from Tomahawk Take - three of our partner sites here on the FanSided Network.


    Be sure to tune in at 6:30 for our jam packed episode.

  • 00:46

    Ep 64 Rising Apple Report: Spring Training Observations With Gary Mack

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    The 64th episode of the Rising Apple Report will feature guest Gary Mack.  The show will be hosted by Rising Apple senior staff writer, Michael Lecolant.  With under two weeks remaining before Opening Day, Mike and Gary will offer their Spring Training observations, and offer their opinions as to how the Mets might go about addressing lingering issues.  First base, shortstop, the bullpen, the new curious development regarding Matt Harvey and the Mets media policy, are all on tap, and more.  Should be fun.  So, join us at 6:30pm sharp for engaging Mets banter.

  • 00:45

    Ep. 62 Rising Apple Report With Perry Barber

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    Episode 62 of the Rising Apple Report will feature special guest Perry Barber, a female umpire with major league experience. We'll ask for her thoughts on expanded replay, what some of the challenges are that the replay umpires will face, and of course, what it's like to be a big league umpire!


    And by the way, the Mets have been playing baseball for a week and a half now. There are some story lines there too. How can the Mets assess two first basemen who aren't playing? How's the fifth starter competition going? And what will they do about shortstop?


    So give episode #62 a listen. This will be a fun and informative installment of the Rising Apple Report!

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