Rising Apple Report, Episode One: The Mets Outfield and Mike Piazza

By Matt Musico

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve seen us promoting our inaugural podcast episode, titled The Rising Apple Report. I’m happy to say that Will DeBoer, Sam Maxwell, and myself just finished talking plenty about the different outfield situations for the Mets, including players like Grady Sizemore, as well as the recent acquisitions of Collin Cowgill and Andrew Brown.

Apr. 5, 2012; Flushing, NY, USA; A general view of a logo in the outfield commemorating the life of New York Mets former player Gary Carter as seen before the game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

After we had a hearty conversation about whether these players will have an impact at Citi Field in 2013 or not, we switched gears to the Hall of Fame discussion, as Mike Piazza and many other notable first-timers are waiting to see if they get the call next week that every little boy dreams about. For all of us, it’s just amazing to think that the greatest hitting catcher of all time (which Piazza is widely considered) may not be a first ballot Hall of Famer.

We’re excited to continue bringing you The Rising Apple Report weekly, unless something big happens and we feel the need to discuss right away. We all hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to contact us via social media, email or in any of the comment threads with question you’d like us to talk about!