Welcome to Rising Apple, the New York Mets news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Rising Apple is dedicated to providing top-notch Mets news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.


Tim Boyle, Expert

Tim Boyle is a lifetime baseball fan, former autograph hound, and three-time Little League Baseball Champion passionate about trade rumors and surprising MLB statistics.
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Zachary Rotman, Contributor

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Brad LaPlante, Contributor

Contributor for Rising Apple and Spartan Avenue. Host of Take This.
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Michael Cahill, Contributor

Mike Cahill is an aspiring sports photographer and journalist who graduated from Marist College in 2020 with a degree in sports communication. He is a lifelong Mets fan, an all around baseball nerd, and he cares about fantasy baseball *way* too much. Firm believer that David Wright should've won the NL MVP in 2007.
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Anthony Rivera, Contributor

Anthony Rivera is a lifelong, die-hard fan of the team from Queens. He hosts and produces the Subway To Shea Podcast, a show by a Mets fan for the Mets fans.
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James Richards, Contributor

Never trust a man with two first names.
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Pete Antoni, Contributor

@FanSided Contributor
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Zack Laird, Contributor

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Elizabeth Muratore, Contributor

Proud graduate of the University of Virginia and a die-hard Mets fan from Port Washington, NY. I love all things related to the Mets, baseball history, and the Baseball Hall of Fame. Let's go Mets!
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William Wetzel, Contributor

Will Wetzel has covered Major League Baseball for more than three years before joining FanSided. He is a proud alumni of Villanova University and a recent student in Stanford University's Continuing Studies program.
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Mason Smoller, Contributor

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Ari Weiss, Contributor

Ari Weiss is a Journalist for Rising Apple
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Allen Settle, Contributor

Allen Settle covers the New York sports market as a writer at Fansided. He has covered the New York Mets at Rising Apple since 2018. He has also written for Daily Knicks and The Jet Press since 2020. Previously, Allen contributed to Golden Gate Sports, covering the Bay Area teams in California. Use settledownsport@gmail.com to contact Allen for business inquiries or comments.
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Steve Malik, Contributor

Avid sports watcher and a big NY Giants, LA Lakers and NY Mets fan. Enjoy traveling and good movies too. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill "A baseball game is simply a nervous breakdown broken down into nine innings." - Earl Wilson
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Jorge Eckardt, Contributor

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Justin Sarachik, Contributor

Justin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rapzilla.com and owner of @Platedbydads. He has been a journalist for 10 years and has written or edited for Relevant, Christian Post, BREATHEcast, CCM, Broken Records Magazine, & more. In addition to being a long-suffering Mets fan and baseball fanatic, he also likes to work with indie artists to develop their brands & marketing strategies. Catch him interviewing artists on Survival of the Artist Podcast.
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Nick Prasad, Contributor

Nick, from Toronto, ON, Canada, has 7 seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club in various roles, most recently as an Academy Instructor; he currently holds the role as an Assistant & Pitching Coach with the Toronto Mets Baseball Club. He's the founder and owner of RINGSZN Baseball Development & Scouting and has a stellar experienced background in every aspect of the game. Nick played several years of AAA Rep and Travel baseball within Canada and USA. His coaching and development career started with several OBA Rep teams, YRAA High School Baseball and Fielder's Choice Baseball Academy. He was recently an assistant & Pitching Coach with the Oshawa Legionaries 18U Elite Program. In 2018, Nick was named the Assistant/Pitching Coach for the EBLO All-Star Team Canada Roster which represented the Nation in the World Comes to Palm Beaches Tournament in West Palm Beach, FL; the spring Training home of the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros.​SCOUTING & RECRUITING Nick takes pride in independent scouting, covering Ontario and Eastern Canada, searching for prospective collegiate and draft players. He maintains a database of prospects which is openly shared with schools and MLB officials; assisting teams in the process of recruiting. In addition of development, Nick has added and grown a recruitment program through RINGSZN; he acts as a personal advisor/consultant to players wanting to make the move to college baseball and possibly the first year MLB Draft.
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Julian Guilarte, Contributor

My name is Julian Guilarte I'm 28 years old and currently work for Grunt Talks MLB with Darren Klein and write and do videos about Baseball. I also have a lot of knowledge about football and have a Podcast with Bobby Thompson called Grunt Talks Sports.
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Adrian Cervantes, Contributor

Adrian Cervantes is a baseball fanatic who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Alyssa. Adrian is a huge baseball stats nerd with a passion for New York Mets baseball. Adrian is also a proud alum of the University of South Florida and Belmont University.
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Matthew Cacace, Contributor

Lifelong and die hard Mets fan. Ya Gotta Believe
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John Alexandre, Contributor

Johnny Alexandre is a 21 year old Connecticut College student. CT/ME, go Mets, Celtics, NY Giants and NY Rangers.

Alan Karmin, Contributor

Alan Karmin is an award-winning journalist and author. Born in Brooklyn, New York he spent most of his life growing up in the New Jersey suburbs. While attending the University of Miami, Alan honed his craft covering the Yankees during spring trainings in Fort Lauderdale for a local NBC affiliate, as well as the Associated Press and UPI. He broadcasted baseball games for the University of Miami, and spring training games for the Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos.
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