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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Why Mike Trout's defense is down in 2013

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoThe "just-missed" plays have been more prevalent than the good catches for Mike Trout this season. You might recall on Aug. 16 when Mike Trout made a couple of "Web Gem"- worthy plays against the Astros, including this home run robbery. M...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  12. Hunter also brings the power for Orioles

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Gail Burton Tommy Hunter has been huge for the Orioles' bullpen this season. On Thursday, we wrote about the New York Yankees' David Robertson and his work as the game's best setup man. The Baltimore Orioles have found a Robertson of ...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  13. Top stats to know: Matsuzaka the Met

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Michael DwyerMets fans will get their first look at Daisuke Matsuzaka in a Mets uniform on Friday.Some statistical notes and nuggets on newest Mets pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka, who signed with the team on Thursday. Not Your Older Brother's...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  14. Believe It Or Not: Eric Young Jr.

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloShould the Mets believe in the long-term prospects of Eric Young Jr.?This is the third in a series of pieces that we're writing about Mets who have performed well recently, taking a closer look at their strengths and weaknesses...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  15. Mets outfield now statistically respectable

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoThe defense of Juan Lagares and Marlon Byrd has been key to the Mets' improvement.The Mets season didn't necessarily turn when Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his dramatic walk-off homer to beat the Chicago Cubs on June 16. It changed for the better...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  16. Mets lap the rest of MLB on the bases

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloEric Young Jr. is just one part of the Mets' baserunning success in 2013. When we talk about the Mets' speed and smarts, we're not just referring to that which belongs to tonight's starter, Matt Harvey. We're referencing th...

    Blog | August 07, 2013