Episode #91 – The Rising Apple Report: A Winter Of Dissatisfaction?

By Michael Lecolant

The Mets hot stove is failing to generate sufficient heat.  That’s the sentiment among a growing portion of fans.

While the N.L. East has worked itself into a transaction frenzy this winter, the Mets lone off-season acquisition remains outfielder Michael Cuddyer.

May 7, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets owner Fred Wilpon watches batting practice before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: John Munson/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

With a shortstop situation screaming for resolution, and a need for a lefty in the bullpen, Mets boosters are growing increasingly perturbed with the lack of front office activity.

Clearly then, ownership’s financial straits continue to hamper team operations.  Ticket prices are rumored to be going up this coming season, yet, there’s been no uptick in payroll.

How is it possible then, Fred Wilpon was named to head Major League Baseball’s finance committee?

Tonight, the 91st episode of the Rising Apple Report will try and make sense of it all.  Rich Sparago will host what is sure to be a spirited roundtable discussion.  Fellow writer Kevin Baez and I will join him.

Joining the crew to share his insights will be special guest, John Coppinger, from MetstradamusBlog.com.

Tonight’s opening pitch is at 9:00pm (EST) sharp.

Of course, we’d love to have you call in as well.  Please do, at 646-929-0337.

Episode #91 – The Rising Apple Report: A Winter Of Dissatisfaction?