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  1. Top 10: Best pitching performances (part 2)

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoThe best-pitched game in Mets history was this near-perfectoThis is the third in a series of top 10 lists we will be generating on the Mets this month. We've previously covered the Mets most notable home runs (part 1|part 2) and best defensiv...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  2. Top 10: Best pitching performances (part 1)

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoR.A. Dickey and Dwight Gooden are well-deserving in their inclusion on this list. This is the third in a series of top 10 lists we will be generating on the Mets this month. We've previously covered the New York Mets' most notable home runs ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  3. Defensive player of year: Andrelton Simmons

    Mark Simon

    Mike Zarrilli/AP PhotosThere's nobody better on defense than Andrelton Simmons. Our selection for Defensive Player of the Year for 2014 is the same as our pick for 2013. And if we were guessing right now, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Sim...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  4. Juan Lagares bids for first Gold Glove

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloJuan Lagares rated best by the metrics, but will he win a Gold Glove?Juan Lagares is the lone Mets finalist among the Gold Glove candidates, and he'll find out tonight if he wins the award for the first time after a fantastic d...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  5. Burning Questions: How good is Lagares?

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloThis is the kind of swing the Mets like to see from Juan Lagares.Juan Lagares had a really good season in 2014. You could argue he was the Mets' most valuable player -- or, at the very least, one of their top three. Offense ...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. Lagares wins Defensive Player of August

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloThe eyes of Mets fans have been on the great glove of Juan Lagares. To assess the defensive abilities of New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares, we called upon a former major leaguer whose defensive skills were also top-not...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  7. Jason Heyward June's top defender

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Todd Kirkland Jason Heyward has provided many moments of frustration for opposing hitters. Perhaps you saw it not long ago on "Sunday Night Baseball," one defensive whiz robbing another, with Jason Heyward coming in to make one impressiv...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  8. It's not as bad as it looks for Wheeler

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Jack DempseyZack Wheeler has not made the jump to elite pitcher, but he hasn't been as bad as his numbers either. Zack Wheeler is having a disappointing season as far as results go, with a 1-5 record and 4.63 ERA, following his 7-5, 3.42 17...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  9. Remembering '94: Messier's guarantee

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Ron Frehm This was the first of Mark Messier's three straight goals in the Rangers' Game 6 win over the Devils. Over the next couple of weeks, we'll reminisce here about the postseason run by the 1994 Rangers, who ended a historic drought ...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  10. First-month defensive star: Troy Tulowitzki

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Barry GutierrezTroy Tulowitzki's month was filled with great play after great play.Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had a heck of a month, hitting .364 with seven home runs and a 1.205 OPS. But you don't get to 3.0 Wins Above Re...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  11. Spend Hal's Money: Josh Johnson

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Nathan DenetteDo you want this man pitching for the Yankees in 2014?We all know Hal Steinbrenner has set a goal of cutting the Yankees' payroll to $189 million for 2014. Your duty as a Yankees fan is to make sure he doesn'...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  12. The Mets' best moments of 2013

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Kathy WillensThe Mets were a jubilant group after a walk-off win against the Yankees.The Mets finished 74-88 for the second straight season, but this year had more of an upbeat feel to it than 2012, with come-from-behind wins, some prospects...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  13. Mike Piazzas most memorable HRs

    Mark Simon

    Credit: AP Photo/Julie JacobsonMike Piazza had many curtain calls, including this one for breaking the catchers' home-run record.There was nothing more exciting as a Mets fan from 1998 to 2005 than seeing a home run hit by Mike Piazza. The Mets ha...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  14. The season's underrated defensive stars

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoPedro Florimon and David Lough don't get a lot of press, but they have stellar defensive stats. We've written frequently about the outstanding defense of Andrelton Simmons, Nolan Arenado and Carlos Gomez this season, but it should be noted...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  15. Defensive player of month: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. New York Mets rookie outfielder Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the Defensive Player of the Month award for August. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  16. August's top MLB defender: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the ESPN.com Sweet Spot blog Defensive Player of the Month award for August. Lagare...

    Blog | September 02, 2013