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  1. Acquiring Rivera key to all of Rays' moves

    Mark Simon

    I can't help but think that the 11-player trade involving the Tampa Bay Rays, San Diego Padres and Washington Nationals wasn't so much about the Rays acquiring Steven Souza as much as it was about getting Rene Rivera. Based on how much the Rays on...

    Blog | December 21, 2014
  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: Mets best defensive plays (Part 1)

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Chris KassonOne of the many examples of the greatness of Rey Ordonez.This is the sixth in a series of blog posts ranking the bests in Mets history. Though we covered the best defensive players in Mets history, we never got around to rank...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. Top 10: Best Mets trades (Part 2)

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesThough significantly different in skills, catchers Jerry Grote and Mike Piazza were among the most vital acquisitions for the Mets.This is the fifth in a series of lists we will be generating related to the history of the New York Mets. ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  5. Top 10: Best Mets trades (Part 1)

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesThe Mets made among their smartest deals to obtain Jesse Orosco and John Olerud.This is the fifth in a series of lists we will be generating related to the history of the New York Mets. Since it's winter meetings week, we'll cover the top...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Didi's D: Web Gems aplenty

    Mark Simon

    Don't be shocked if Didi Gregorius leads the majors in Web Gems in 2015. Gregorius is a vastly different type of defender than Derek Jeter was. Gregorius' game is about the "wow" factor. Highest Good Play/Misplay Ratio 2014 Season (Shortsto...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  7. Didi Gregorius has hard-hitting history

    Mark Simon

    General manager Brian Cashman has previously talked about diving into the lower end of the pile in looking at batting average on balls in play (BABIP) to pick up players with upside beyond their basic numbers. It worked with Nick Swisher. Now the ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Top 10: Best singles in Mets history (Part 1)

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Mark LennihanMatt Franco's game-winning hit versus the Yankees made our list.This is the fifth in a series of lists we will be generating related to the history of the New York Mets. Today and tomorrow, we'll cover the top 10 singles in Mets...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  10. 'Good guy' Allen a smart hire for the Twins

    Mark Simon

    A few years ago, during a conversation with a former major league manager in between tapings of "Baseball Tonight," the topic of my favorite baseball player came up. "Oh, he's one of the good ones," said the manager after giving me the usual puzz...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  11. Top 10: The fastest Mets (Part 2)

    Mark Simon

    Mark Cunningham/Getty ImagesThe two fastest Mets of all-time, side-by side, circa 2011.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 home run...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  12. 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
  13. How does Wright get back into top 10 at 3B?

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloThere could still be better days ahead for David Wright.On Sunday, Buster Olney ranked the top 10 third basemen in baseball. Mets third baseman David Wright did not make the list. It won't be easy for Wright to get a spot e...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  14. Top 10: Best pitching performances (part 2)

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoThe best-pitched game in Mets history was this near-perfectoThis is the third in a series of top 10 lists we will be generating on the Mets this month. We've previously covered the Mets most notable home runs (part 1|part 2) and best defensiv...

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  15. Top 10: Best pitching performances (part 1)

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoR.A. Dickey and Dwight Gooden are well-deserving in their inclusion on this list. This is the third in a series of top 10 lists we will be generating on the Mets this month. We've previously covered the New York Mets' most notable home runs ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  16. Duke is best bullpen fit for Mets

    Mark Simon

    Zach Duke excelled at keeping the ball down in 2014. The last few days, the focus has turned to how the Mets will fill the shortstop position for the 2015 season. But that's not the only need that the Mets currently have. Zach Duke #59 SP ...

    Blog | November 14, 2014