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  1. Inside the numbers: Wright's hot streak

    Mark Simon

    The Mets have had myriad phrases over the years to describe hitters on good streaks, ranging from "The monster is out of the cage" (then-coach John Stearns on Mike Piazza) to "stupid hot," which has been a favorite term in the past for David Wright t...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. Road-trip recap: Good signs for many

    Mark Simon

    David Wright scorched the ball all week.This was a good road trip for the Mets. All things considered, with the two losses in St. Louis and the disastrous finish to the second game of the series with the Marlins, the Mets did very well to get four...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  3. Longoria and Wright not pulling with power

    Mark Simon

    Every Monday, I tweet out a series of hard-hit ball leaderboards, ones that tell you how often players and teams are hitting a ball hard, and how often they're getting hits when they hit the ball hard. The decision of whether a ball is hard-hit or...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  4. Wright caught in power struggle

    Mark Simon

    David Wright is in the midst of a power dip.When we wrote our "What's the best the Mets can be?" piece prior to the start of the season, the first point we made was that the Mets needed Wright to play like an MVP. Wright has done that in one regar...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  5. Series review: Mets net one win

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets salvaged the series finale from the Atlanta Braves with their marathon win on Sunday. Here are some of the statistical highlights from the weekend. The Grandy Man Can ... and Does Curtis Granderson's walk-off sacrifice fly mark...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  6. What's the best the Mets can be?

    Mark Simon

    Both David Schoenfield and Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA have projected the New York Mets to finish in about the same place they finished last season. They are attempting to be realistic in their assessments. We're going to try another approach -- ...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Phillies)

    Mark Simon

    The Mets somehow swept a series from the Phillies in Philadelphia, despite going up against Cole Hamels and Cliff Lee in two of the games. The Mets are now 39-39 on the road this season and would finish with a winning road record for the second t...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  10. 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
  11. W2W4: Wilmer Flores' debut

    Mark Simon

    Late Monday, the New York Mets recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Las Vegas, where he was hitting .321 with 15 home runs and 86 RBIs and had arguably been one of the top players in the Pacific Coast League. The league is very hitter-friendly, s...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  12. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Royals)

    Mark Simon

    Notes and nuggets from the Mets' series loss to the Kansas City Royals, one that is most noteworthy for the loss of their team captain. Extra, extra The Mets added a pair of extra-inning games to their ledger, giving them 15 for the season. That'...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  13. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Phillies)

    Mark Simon

    The Mets won a home series for the first time since taking two games from the New York Yankees at the end of May. Let's take a glance at the statistical highlights. A happy Harvey day Matt Harvey allowed three hits in seven innings in Sunday's...

    Blog | July 21, 2013
  14. Second half: Five reasons to watch

    Mark Simon

    Here are five reasons for optimism as the Mets get set to start the second half of the season. 1. They look like a different team: Since the June 18 doubleheader in Atlanta, the Mets are 16-10, have outscored the opposition 127-98 and have gone 7-...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  15. W2W4: Mets in the All-Star Game

    Mark Simon

    A look at some of the statistical storylines for the two Mets All-Stars -- Matt Harvey and David Wright -- tonight. The History This will mark the 30th time a Mets pitcher has pitched in the All-Star Game. The 17 other pitchers have thrown a comb...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  16. The series in Metrics (Mets at Phillies)

    Mark Simon

    Here are the statistical highlights from the Mets' second straight series win, as they continue a nice road trip by winning two of three from the Phillies. Nice comeback on Friday ... The Mets rallied from 3-0 down to beat Cole Hamels and the Phi...

    Blog | June 23, 2013