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  1. If you're gonna watch another team ...

    Mark Simon

    We've reached that part of the season where watching the Mets on a daily basis might not appeal to everyone, and thoughts have turned to roster planning for the 2015 season. If you're going to focus on other players, keep in mind that Troy Tulowit...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  2. Five reasons to keep watching the Mets

    Mark Simon

    Why watch the 2014 Mets for the rest of the season? It's a reasonable question given their performance and standing in the NL East -- and one for which we have five answers. 1. They've got awards potential Two Mets have legitimate shots at awar...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  3. Lagares having phenomenal August on 'D'

    Mark Simon

    Mitchell Layton/Getty ImagesCatches like this home run robbery have become the norm for Juan Lagares.If the Mets aren't going to score any runs, at least they rate well at preventing them. And no one on the team rates better than Juan Lagares. It'...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Murphy striving for 200 too

    Mark Simon

    The number 200 isn't just a theme for Bartolo Colon. Daniel Murphy#28 2B New York Mets2014 STATSGM111 HR9 RBI49 R66 OBP.349 AVG.305Second baseman Daniel Murphy is now on pace for 200 hits after his three-hit game Thursday afternoon. Murphy ha...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  6. For Wheeler, Duda stats caught up to skills

    Mark Simon

    Put your trust in the numbers, have a little patience and you'll be rewarded. That's been the story of the season for both Wednesday's starting pitcher, Zack Wheeler, and Lucas Duda, who should be back in the lineup at first base for the 12:10 p.m...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Like Colon, Mejia & Familia nearly flawless

    Mark Simon

    Bartolo Colon was flawless for much of the afternoon on Wednesday. Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia have both been nearly as flawless for about the last month. The much-improved back end of the Mets bullpen got the last five outs in Wednesday's wi...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Inside the numbers: Wright's hot streak

    Mark Simon

    The Mets have had myriad phrases over the years to describe hitters on good streaks, ranging from "The monster is out of the cage" (then-coach John Stearns on Mike Piazza) to "stupid hot," which has been a favorite term in the past for David Wright t...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  12. What a difference for d'Arnaud

    Mark Simon

    Travis d'Arnaud's heat map has a vastly different lookTravis d'Arnaud continues to look like a different hitter since his recall from Triple-A Las Vegas. d'Arnaud added another home run to his ledger and is now 15-for-50 (.300) with three home run...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  13. 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
  14. Documentary in works on 1986 Mets

    Mark Simon

    Jim McIsaac/Getty ImagesThere will be plenty of celebrating in any sort of 1986 Mets movie.If you've ever thought that the 1986 Mets would make for a great movie, you may just be in luck. New York filmmaker and Mets fan Heather Quinlan has starte...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  15. Duda among hardest-hitting hitters

    Mark Simon

    Lucas Duda is finally starting to reap the rewards of hitting the ball hard. Duda homered again on Thursday, his third home run in his last four games and his fourth home run in his last seven. Highest Hard-Hit Rate Minimum 200 Plate Appea...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  16. What's led to Bartolo Colon's turnaround?

    Mark Simon

    Bartolo Colon is on a roll. Both with his arm and his bat. Colon is now 6-0 with a 1.58 ERA in his last seven starts. His run of seven straight starts allowing two earned runs or fewer matches the longest streak of his career. Bartolo Colo...

    Blog | June 24, 2014