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  1. Top 10: Best Mets defenders (Part I)

    Mark Simon

    Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesVery few Mets players could chase a ball down the way Carlos Beltran did.For the next few weeks, we're going to pay tribute to Mets history on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in this space. Our plan is to rank the Mets' best players a...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  2. Beltre, Utley among all-time great gloves

    Mark Simon

    There is an interesting common thread among some of those under consideration for the Hall of 100 this season, and that's how much defensive play impacted their overall value. Baseball Info Solutions has been tracking defensive runs saved as a st...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. AL's defensive winter moves

    Mark Simon

    Today, Buster Olney rated the top defensive teams in the majors. We thought we'd take the time to look at the offseasons for each team from a defensive perspective. Here's our American League look. AL East Blue Jays: The transition from J.P. ...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  4. Top stats to know: Carlos Beltran

    Mark Simon

    What should you know about Carlos Beltran from a statistical perspective? He's going to enjoy Yankee Stadium. Check out the difference in dimensions between Busch Stadium and Yankee Stadium in the image below. Image courtesy Greg Rybarczyk, Hit...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  5. 10 to buy: Potential free agents for Mets

    Mark Simon

    Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesShin-Soo Choo would give the Mets the offensive punch they lacked in 2012.With free agency upon us, here's a ranking of the 10 players whose combination of skills and cost best fit what the Mets are looking for. 1. Shin-Soo...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  6. Top stats to know: NLCS Game 1

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesDon Mattingly will manage his first LCS, while Mike Matheny has made it both years as a manager.The St. Louis Cardinals host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS tonight (8:37 ET/ESPN Radio). It should be quite the pitcher's duel...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  7. A Mets free-agent shoppers guide

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesPlayers who could be of value to the Mets: Shin-Soo Choo, Stephen Drew, Bronson Arroyo.When putting together a list of the priorities for the Mets in this offseason's free-agent market, you must be realistic. To think that the team is ...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  8. Cold markets in this year's hot stove

    Mark Simon

    If you're a team that needs a catcher, second baseman, or centerfielder, you might struggle to find what you're looking for in this year's free agent market. Here's a closer look at what is available among these positions. Catcher The first thing...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  9. You sure you don't want to deal Reyes, too?

    Mark Simon

    Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesCarlos Beltran is gone, but Jose Reyes plays on for the Mets.If you're a rational Mets fan, the thought has to have entered your head at least once in the past week. Boy, you say, I sure hope Sandy Alderson knows wha...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  10. W2W4: Mets at Reds (Tuesday)

    Mark Simon

    Jonathon Niese Stat To Watch The Niese-Joey Votto matchup could be an interesting one. Niese has had an odd month in terms of his performance against left-handed hitters. Lefties are 11-for-29 in July against Niese (.379 BA) after hitting .206 again...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  11. W2W4: Phillies at Mets (Sunday)

    Mark Simon

    Kyle Kendrick stat to watch The current group of Mets batsmen has hit Kendrick in limited samplings. Josh Thole, Ronny Paulino, Carlos Beltran and Willie Harris, all have batting averages of .300 or better against Kendrick, with between 13 and 19 pl...

    Blog | July 17, 2011
  12. On Rogers, Reyes, and Mets grudges

    Mark Simon

    Steve Schaefer/AFP/Getty Images Many fans hold their hands over their face when thinking of this man, now a member of the Texas Rangers Hall of FameMark Simon reminisces about Mets history each week in his "Remember When We Met" blog posts The oth...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  13. Wolf, man

    Mark Simon

    Jeff Hanisch/U.S. Presswire Randy Wolf has stared down the Mets repeatedly throughout his career.Phillies ace Roy Halladay has the longest current win streak by an active pitcher against the Mets. He's won his last seven decisions against them. Ta...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  14. W2W4 in June: Beltran's trade value

    Mark Simon

    Doug Pensinger/Getty ImagesThe Mets need more games from Beltran like his three-homer game a couple of weeks ago. In the first two months of the season, shortstop Jose Reyes has established himself as potentially the most coveted position player sho...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  15. W2W4: Phillies-Mets (Saturday)

    Mark Simon

    With the help of, five things to know about the Phillies-Mets matchup on Saturday at Citi Field. 1: Phillies starter Cole Hamels is 2-9 career against the Mets (worst W-L among active pitchers) and has lost his last five dec...

    Blog | May 28, 2011
  16. Houston, hello!

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Mike MurphyThe Mets clinched a pennant in Houston in 1986, but they've also played many other memorable games in that city. Each Thursday, Mark Simon will commemorate the Mets' 50th season with stories and notes related to the history of th...

    Blog | May 12, 2011