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  1. Burning Questions: Best trade partners?

    Mark Simon

    The good thing for the Mets this offseason is that there are reasons for teams to talk trades with them. The Mets have a desirable commodity in young pitching talent and have a couple of apparent needs at shortstop and a corner outfield spot. Who...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  2. By the numbers: Which Cain catch is best?

    Mark Simon

    Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesThe metrics rate this catch by Lorenzo Cain as his best of the postseason. One of the nice things about advanced defensive metrics is that we can use them to calculate just how good a play a player made. You've seen some ...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  3. Burning Questions: Who will be the Mets' biggest competitors in f...

    Mark Simon

    The problem for the New York Mets this offseason is that their needs coincide with the needs of other teams. Knowing the competition is an important part of decision-making, so we've culled out-of-town media reports and surveyed a few of our coll...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  4. Burning Questions: Outlook for d'Arnaud?

    Mark Simon

    It was an interesting season for Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud, one with plenty of good moments and bad moments both on offense and on defense, and one in which he dealt not just with a demotion, but with another injury, this one a bone spur in his el...

    Blog | October 15, 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. Defensive storylines for the NLCS

    Mark Simon

    The San Francisco Giants-St. Louis Cardinals matchup may not have the pizazz of the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals in terms of outstanding defensive play, but there are a number of interesting things worth keeping an eye on. Both teams a...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  7. Defensive storylines for the ALCS

    Mark Simon

    The ALCS will be a matchup of two of the premier defensive teams in baseball in the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals. The Orioles led the AL and ranked third in the majors in Defensive Runs Saved. The Royals ranked fourth in Defensive Runs...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  8. Burning Questions: Is Lucas Duda for real?

    Mark Simon

    Well, I think we can all agree that keeping Lucas Duda was a good move, at least for the short term. Lucas Duda #21 1B New York Mets 2014 STATS GM153 HR30 RBI92 R74 OBP.349 AVG.253 Duda finished 2014 with 30 home runs and 3.7 Wi...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  9. Burning Questions: Who should close?

    Mark Simon

    For the first time in a long time, the New York Mets can feel good about their bullpen heading into a season, given the performance of young power arms Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia and Vic Black last season. And with the potential return of Bobby...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  10. Burning Questions: Will Wright rebound?

    Mark Simon

    What can the Mets expect from team captain David Wright moving forward? This isn't an easily answerable question for a number of reasons. David Wright #5 3B New York Mets 2014 STATS GM134 HR8 RBI63 R54 OBP.324 AVG.269 Most...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  11. A plan to make the Mets a contender in '15

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesHey Sandy Alderson, want to make your team better? Get Jose Bautista (left) and J.J. Hardy (right). "The short answer is I don't know if there will be a dramatic spike or not. But I will say this: I don't feel that we will necessarily be...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  12. Simmons best defender of September

    Mark Simon

    Amazingly, we almost got through a full season without naming Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons our Defensive Player of the Month. Alas, Simmons finally won our vote for September. He won on the strength of five Defensive Runs Saved, whi...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  13. Plenty of good moments for a 79-win team

    Mark Simon

    What were the moments and stats that will be best remembered from the 2014 season for the Mets? Here's one man's list. April 5- Ike Davis hits a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam as the Mets rally to beat the Reds, 6-3 for their second win of the seas...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  14. Duda HR unlikely in more ways than one

    Mark Simon

    Given that Lucas Duda was 19-for-110 (a .173 batting average) against left-handed pitching entering his ninth-inning at-bat against Tony Sipp and that lefties were 11-for-87 (.126 batting average) against Sipp this season, the end result being a walk...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  15. The Jeet Sheet: Jeter vs. Red Sox

    Mark Simon

    Ezra ShawOne view of "The Catch."All season long, we've been paying tribute to Jeter's career versus each American League team and select National League teams. This will be our final edition and it covers his career against the Boston Red Sox, with ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  16. deGrom rates as an elite Mets rookie

    Mark Simon

    Now that Jacob deGrom's rookie season is complete, let's put it into its proper place in Mets history. From a Mets standpoint, it was really good. Jacob deGrom #48 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM22 W9 L6 BB43 K144 ERA2.63 The Me...

    Blog | September 23, 2014