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  1. Lagares having phenomenal August on 'D'

    Mark Simon

    Mitchell Layton/Getty ImagesCatches like this home run robbery have become the norm for Juan Lagares.If the Mets aren't going to score any runs, at least they rate well at preventing them. And no one on the team rates better than Juan Lagares. It'...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Q&A: Jerry Seinfeld, New York Mets, MLB superfan

    Mark Simon

    Jerry Seinfeld adores his Mets -- and admits he thinks about baseball "all day."

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  3. Kyle Seager's big step forward on defense

    Mark Simon

    Brandon Wade/Getty Images Kyle Seager is handling the hot corner very well for the Mariners this season. The Seattle Mariners look like a completely different team this season, with the biggest difference being how they've gone from terrible to s...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  4. MLB - Five of MLB's best defenders

    Mark Simon

    Check out a Stats & Info list of five top defensive players in Major League Baseball.

    Story | Conversation | August 13, 2014
  5. Murphy striving for 200 too

    Mark Simon

    The number 200 isn't just a theme for Bartolo Colon. Daniel Murphy#28 2B New York Mets2014 STATSGM111 HR9 RBI49 R66 OBP.349 AVG.305Second baseman Daniel Murphy is now on pace for 200 hits after his three-hit game Thursday afternoon. Murphy ha...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  6. Defensive Player of Month: Pablo Sandoval

    Mark Simon

    You may recall that we recently pointed out San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval's outstanding defensive prowess this season. As it turned out, much of that success came in July. Sandoval was a near-unanimous selection by our 10-...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  7. For Wheeler, Duda stats caught up to skills

    Mark Simon

    Put your trust in the numbers, have a little patience and you'll be rewarded. That's been the story of the season for both Wednesday's starting pitcher, Zack Wheeler, and Lucas Duda, who should be back in the lineup at first base for the 12:10 p.m...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  8. deGrom having one heck of a month

    Mark Simon

    What's the scary thing about Mets starter Jacob deGrom in July? You could make a case that he should be even better than he's been. Jacob deGrom #48 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM13 W4 L5 BB29 K79 ERA3.01 That seems hard t...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  9. Like Colon, Mejia & Familia nearly flawless

    Mark Simon

    Bartolo Colon was flawless for much of the afternoon on Wednesday. Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia have both been nearly as flawless for about the last month. The much-improved back end of the Mets bullpen got the last five outs in Wednesday's wi...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  10. Sandoval is Giants' most valuable defender

    Mark Simon

    If the San Francisco Giants do emerge as the top team in the NL West this season, Pablo Sandoval's defense at third base may be a difference-maker. Some may find that odd, but if you disregard his girth, study the numbers and watch a little film, ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  11. McCarthy's key: Getting Reds to chase

    Mark Simon

    Brandon McCarthy did a nice job keeping the ball low and got the Reds to swing at some bad pitches.Score one for Fielding Independent Pitching. And for smart pitching, as well. Brandon McCarthy made his Bronx debut with the Yankees a successful on...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  12. Mets have room to improve in 2nd half

    Mark Simon

    If the Mets are going to make a post All-Star break push, it stands to reason they could improve in a number of areas. Here are a few that seem both noticeable and significant to us. Zack Wheeler's efficiency Wheeler closed out the first half...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  13. Betances a very worthy All-Star

    Mark Simon

    Mark LoMoglio/Icon SMIStaring down Dellin Betances from the batters box is not easy.One of the new stats that we sometimes like to use to evaluate a pitcher's performance is something called Win Probability Added. This is a number that judges a p...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  14. What has made Murphy an All-Star?

    Mark Simon

    Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY SportsDaniel Murphy has been on the giving end of a lot of high-fives this season.New York Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy is an All-Star for the first time, and the honor is a legitimate one. Even if the situation didn't...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Best outfield D? Don't forget the Marlins

    Mark Simon

    Earlier this week a New York sports-talk radio host convinced himself that the New York Yankees' outfield combination of Ichiro Suzuki, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner was the best in the majors. That's a hard sell, at least so far this season. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014