As you probably know, the regular baseball season has been over for a bit. While the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, and Detroit Tigers are still fighting away in the playoffs, the Mets post-season hopes arguably ended when Ike Davis succumbed to injury. Regardless, without the playoffs or the formal beginning to the off-season, there isn’t a whole lot to write about…or is there?
In order to keep Rising Apple’s flame alive, we’ve introduced two new series. The first of which is “Potential Off-Season Targets.” This series will explore not-so-obvious targets (i.e. NOT Prince Fielder) the financially-conscious Mets could explore via trade, free agency, or even the potential non-tender pool. To-date, our writers have published pieces on Kevin Slowey, Craig Gentry, Jeff Francis, Kelly Johnson, and Jonathan Broxton.
In addition to “Potential Off-Season Targets,” Rising Apple also plans to write a “2011 Season in Review” of every player who donned a Mets jersey during the 2011 season. And yes, even Blaine Boyer [might] see his season in review. To-date, we’ve published in-depth analyses of Justin Turner, Dillon Gee, Willie Harris, Tim Byrdak, and Daniel Murphy.
In the coming days, weeks, and month or so, expect many of these articles posted by the fine Rising Apple crew (Ben Berkon, Matt Kaufman, and Aaron Leibowitz).