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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Granderson hitting like an All-Star

    Mark Simon

    Daniel Murphy will be heading to the All-Star Game by himself next week. Curtis Granderson #3 RF New York Mets 2014 STATS GM86 HR13 RBI41 R42 OBP.350 AVG.234 If Curtis Granderson's first four weeks with the Mets hadn't gone th...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  4. DeGrom showing command, composure

    Mark Simon

    Jacob deGrom has been very tough to hit, particularly down in the strike zone.As a kid growing up in Florida, Mets starter Jacob deGrom got a lesson in pitch command at an early age. Jacob deGrom #48 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM4 W0 ...

    Blog | June 05, 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. Subway Series recap: Mets/Yanks split

    Mark Simon

    In the end, everyone got a little something from this year's Subway Series. The New York Mets won two games, the Yankees won two games, and both teams got positive glimpses at their futures. Among the statistical highlights: Home not so sweet f...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. 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
  9. The Jeet Sheet: Dominant career vs. Mets

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    AP Photo/Bill KostrounJeter's homer in Game 4 was a turning point in the 2000 World Series.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Here's a look at his career against a team he has tormen...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  10. Jeet Sheet: Brewers, Cubs, Pirates, Cards

    Katie Sharp and Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Ed BetzDerek Jeter hits his only career grand slam in a game against the Cubs on 2005.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. During the next three weeks starting Friday May 9, t...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  11. Mets early WAR leader? Surprise, it's EY

    Mark Simon

    Who has been most integral to the Mets' success this season? Eric Young Jr. #22 LF New York Mets 2014 STATS GM23 HR0 RBI4 R20 OBP.320 AVG.216 Oddly enough (perhaps not given the Mets' slow offensive start), their Wins Above Replac...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. Series in review: Gee continues the run

    Mark Simon

    The Mets won two of three from the Marlins to make it six wins in the past eight games and close their 10-game homestand 6-4. Gee gets an A Dillon Gee's win in the series finale marked the first time in his career that he finished a start with at...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  13. Mets beat the odds in bottom of the ninth

    Mark Simon

    The mathematics of baseball are such that the sacrifice bunt is often viewed with disdain by the sabermetrically-inclined fan. And if you were on Twitter when New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud bunted in the bottom of the ninth inning Friday ni...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Series in review: Angels win 2 of 3

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets got beat two out of three by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, missing another opportunity to get to .500 for the season. They are now 0-5 in games in which they entered one game under .500 this season. Recker crew Anthony R...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  16. 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