Rising Apple Report Episode 43 – The Offseason Inches Closer

By Dan Haefeli

The Rising Apple Report returns for its 43rd episode as Sam Maxwell and Michael Lecolant join me for another half hour of Mets talk.

May 16, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada (11) throws out a St. Louis Cardinals base runner at Busch Stadium. The Mets defeated the Cardinals 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

With the 2013 season down to a max of seven games left, they’ll start off discussing the world series and making their picks for who will take home the title – the resurgent Red Sox or the suddenly youthful Cardinals.

There’s also been some good news this week, as Bloomberg appraised the Mets at $2.05 Billion, making them the fourth most-valuable franchise in baseball. It’s unclear whether or not this will impact the offseason, but good news is good news after all.

After that, to continue on a big theme from last week’s show, we’ll continue to discuss the priorities for the Mets’ offsesason. Also, we’ll discuss where the team might be able to improve at a value.

Last but certainly not least, our 1973 series ended earlier this week with the ’73 Mets falling to Oakland in game 7 of the world series. Mike has been integral to our tribute series, and he’ll discuss some of his favorite storylines and what he may have learned looking back at a boyhood team.

The stove isn’t hot yet, but it’s definitely warming up. We’re about a week or two away from the offseason, and the optimism that grows within us as we count down until pitchers and catchers.

So join us again at 6:30!

Rising Apple Episode 43