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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Top 10 starting pitchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    This is the final installment of the position rankings and it has been an enjoyable exercise, culling through opinions from evaluators, getting feedback from some players, picking the brains of some really smart scouts. Justin Havens, Mark Simon and ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  6. 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
  7. '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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Stats to know: Abreu, DeGrom top rookies

    Mark Simon

    Jose Abreu was extremely tough to pitch to in 2014.The common bonds between Rookie of the Year winners Jose Abreu (Chicago White Sox) and Jacob deGrom (New York Mets) might be few, but their 2014 performances share a similarity. Both had seasons t...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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