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  1. Defensive storylines of the offseason: NL

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesJason Heyward, Miguel Montero and Howie Kendrick are notable defense-minded acquisitions. The major league baseball offseason still has a way to go, but I thought I'd take a look at how teams have changed defensively heading into 2015. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. Pedro Hall-worthy, and memorable Met

    Mark Simon

    Pedro Martinez takes his deserved spot among baseball's immortals Tuesday, and though he won't be wearing a New York Mets cap into the Hall of Fame, his time with the team was significant and well worth remembering. Martinez becomes the 14th playe...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  3. Top 10: Best singles in Mets history (Part 2)

    Mark Simon

    Matt Campbell/AFP/Getty ImagesRobin Ventura got lifted by Todd Pratt after his grand slam single, but does he stand atop our rankings of the best singles in Mets history?This is the fifth in a series of lists we will be generating related to the hist...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  4. Defensive player of year: Andrelton Simmons

    Mark Simon

    Mike Zarrilli/AP PhotosThere's nobody better on defense than Andrelton Simmons. Our selection for Defensive Player of the Year for 2014 is the same as our pick for 2013. And if we were guessing right now, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Sim...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Series recap: Young a road sparkplug again

    Mark Simon

    Eric Young Jr. continues to be a dominant player for the New York Mets once he gets out on the road. Young was 3-for-5 with three stolen bases and four runs scored in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. He's the first player with three hit...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  9. Best defender of 2013: Andrelton Simmons

    Mark Simon

    Pouya Dianat/Atlanta Braves/Getty ImagesAndrelton Simmons was baseball's best defender in 2013 with plays like this. Who was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2013? In our view, it's not a close call. The SweetSpot voting panel named Braves s...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  10. Gerardo Parra: The Simmons of outfielders

    Mark Simon

    All season long, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been praised for his extraordinary defense, and rightfully so, given the success he and the Braves had in 2013. But it's worth noting that there was another player in baseball with w...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  11. The series in Metrics (Mets, Gee vs. Braves)

    Mark Simon

    The highlight of the lone win for the New York Mets in their three-game series with the Atlanta Braves was once again the great pitching of starter Dillon Gee. Let's use this series recap to expound further on his run of success. Captain Hook Gee...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  12. Looking back at Orel Hershisers Major League record scoreless in...

    Mark Simon

    A look back at Orel Hershiser's Major League record scoreless innings streak.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  13. The series in Metrics (Mets vs Braves)

    Mark Simon

    Notes from a split of the two-game series with the Atlanta Braves: Wheeler turning in a good direction Elias noted that Zack Wheeler became the second Mets rookie to beat the Braves three times in a season, joining Tom Seaver, who beat them four ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  14. 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
  15. The series in Metrics: Mets vs Braves

    Mark Simon

    The Mets chase for .500 continued with a split against the Atlanta Braves. Here's a look at some of the most interesting and noteworthy numbers from that series. Stat of the Series: Leadoff HR, then shut down Tuesday's game opened with an Andrelt...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  16. Simmons on path to all-time great year on D

    Mark Simon

    Stop if you've heard this before: The Sweet Spot Defensive Player of the Month for June is Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons. This marks the second straight month that Simmons has won in our voting, and the third time he's won since the s...

    Blog | July 02, 2013