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  1. The 2015 Mets: 40-WAR scenario

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets are talking a good game in the days leading up to spring training. General manager Sandy Alderson made news last week when he set a 10-win improvement as a target for 2015. This fits in well with our annual look at what the Mets ...

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  2. Top 10: Mets best defensive plays (Part 2)

    Mark Simon

    Nick Laham/Getty ImagesEndy Chavez's catch has no match in Mets history.This is the sixth in a series of blog posts ranking the bests in New York Mets history. Though we covered the best defensive players in Mets history, we never got around to r...

    Blog | December 17, 2014
  3. Top 10: The fastest Mets (Part I)

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesLen Dykstra and Rickey Henderson are among those whose speed was greatly valued. This is the fourth in a series of lists we will be generating related to the history of the New York Mets. We've previously covered the Mets' most notable h...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Notes on D: Examining Puig, Heyward

    Mark Simon

    After making a catch against the New York Mets on Tuesday night, Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig fired a strike to the infield. A moment later, he realized that his catch ended the inning -- a harmless mistake, but perhaps indicative that Puig is s...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Stats to know: The Subway Series

    Mark Simon

    Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees enter this year's Subway Series a little cold, though the Mets can say they have a sliver of momentum after rallying from three runs down in the ninth inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Yan...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Make the Call, Sandy: Jose Bautista

    Mark Simon

    Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesJose Bautista would be an ideal fit for the Mets if the Blue Jays were willing to move him. This offseason will be a pivotal one for the New York Mets as the team has both money to spend and needs to fill. But not all wil...

    Blog | October 23, 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. Braves)

    Mark Simon

    If nothing else, New York Mets fans will always have the memories of their first doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta since 1987 (and a series win as well). Let's look at some of the statistical highlights from the series. Harvey's...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  13. Morning Briefing: No Wally in Queens?

    Adam Rubin

    USA TODAY SportsShelby Miller faced the Mets on Wednesday. Now, weather-permitting, it's Matt Harvey's turn to face St. Louis.ESPN Stats & Information's Mark Simon kicks off Thursday's discussion by delivering the First Pitch ... FIRST PITCH: La...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  14. One Mo time: Rivera vs. Mets

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    Getty Images/AFP/Don EmmertMariano Rivera was on top of the world after clinching the 2000 World Series.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against teams he will be facing for the final time in the re...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  15. What's next for David Wright?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    New York Mets third baseman David Wright had his worst season in 2011, a year in which a back injury greatly hampered his production. Wright came back in the middle of the season fully healthy and pelted line drives for a good part of the second h...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  16. What's next for David Wright?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Left: David Wright's power hot/cold zones in 2010 Right: Wright's power hot/cold zones in 2011 Click here to create your own Wright heat mapsBaseball Tonight (airing at 3:30 p.m. eastern) will be taking a closer look at players in spotlight for 20...

    Blog | February 17, 2012