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  1. '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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  5. Burning Questions: Who will be the Mets' biggest competitors in f...

    Mark Simon

    The problem for the New York Mets this offseason is that their needs coincide with the needs of other teams. Knowing the competition is an important part of decision-making, so we've culled out-of-town media reports and surveyed a few of our coll...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  6. Burning Questions: How good is Lagares?

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloThis is the kind of swing the Mets like to see from Juan Lagares.Juan Lagares had a really good season in 2014. You could argue he was the Mets' most valuable player -- or, at the very least, one of their top three. Offense ...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  7. Burning Questions: Who should close?

    Mark Simon

    For the first time in a long time, the New York Mets can feel good about their bullpen heading into a season, given the performance of young power arms Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia and Vic Black last season. And with the potential return of Bobby...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Duda HR unlikely in more ways than one

    Mark Simon

    Given that Lucas Duda was 19-for-110 (a .173 batting average) against left-handed pitching entering his ninth-inning at-bat against Tony Sipp and that lefties were 11-for-87 (.126 batting average) against Sipp this season, the end result being a walk...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  11. deGrom rates as an elite Mets rookie

    Mark Simon

    Now that Jacob deGrom's rookie season is complete, let's put it into its proper place in Mets history. From a Mets standpoint, it was really good. Jacob deGrom #48 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM22 W9 L6 BB43 K144 ERA2.63 The Me...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. Lagares wins Defensive Player of August

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloThe eyes of Mets fans have been on the great glove of Juan Lagares. To assess the defensive abilities of New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares, we called upon a former major leaguer whose defensive skills were also top-not...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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