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  1. 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
  2. Jason Heyward June's top defender

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Todd Kirkland Jason Heyward has provided many moments of frustration for opposing hitters. Perhaps you saw it not long ago on "Sunday Night Baseball," one defensive whiz robbing another, with Jason Heyward coming in to make one impressiv...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  3. It's not as bad as it looks for Wheeler

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Jack DempseyZack Wheeler has not made the jump to elite pitcher, but he hasn't been as bad as his numbers either. Zack Wheeler is having a disappointing season as far as results go, with a 1-5 record and 4.63 ERA, following his 7-5, 3.42 17...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  4. First-month defensive star: Troy Tulowitzki

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Barry GutierrezTroy Tulowitzki's month was filled with great play after great play.Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had a heck of a month, hitting .364 with seven home runs and a 1.205 OPS. But you don't get to 3.0 Wins Above Re...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  5. Spend Hal's Money: Josh Johnson

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/The Canadian Press/Nathan DenetteDo you want this man pitching for the Yankees in 2014?We all know Hal Steinbrenner has set a goal of cutting the Yankees' payroll to $189 million for 2014. Your duty as a Yankees fan is to make sure he doesn'...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  6. The Mets' best moments of 2013

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Kathy WillensThe Mets were a jubilant group after a walk-off win against the Yankees.The Mets finished 74-88 for the second straight season, but this year had more of an upbeat feel to it than 2012, with come-from-behind wins, some prospects...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  7. Mike Piazzas most memorable HRs

    Mark Simon

    Credit: AP Photo/Julie JacobsonMike Piazza had many curtain calls, including this one for breaking the catchers' home-run record.There was nothing more exciting as a Mets fan from 1998 to 2005 than seeing a home run hit by Mike Piazza. The Mets ha...

    Blog | September 29, 2013
  8. Defensive player of month: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. New York Mets rookie outfielder Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the Defensive Player of the Month award for August. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  9. August's top MLB defender: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the ESPN.com Sweet Spot blog Defensive Player of the Month award for August. Lagare...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  10. Top stats to know: Matsuzaka the Met

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Michael DwyerMets fans will get their first look at Daisuke Matsuzaka in a Mets uniform on Friday.Some statistical notes and nuggets on newest Mets pitcher, Daisuke Matsuzaka, who signed with the team on Thursday. Not Your Older Brother's...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  11. Believe It Or Not: Eric Young Jr.

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloShould the Mets believe in the long-term prospects of Eric Young Jr.?This is the third in a series of pieces that we're writing about Mets who have performed well recently, taking a closer look at their strengths and weaknesses...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  12. Mets lap the rest of MLB on the bases

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloEric Young Jr. is just one part of the Mets' baserunning success in 2013. When we talk about the Mets' speed and smarts, we're not just referring to that which belongs to tonight's starter, Matt Harvey. We're referencing th...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  13. Defensive player of month: Lorenzo Cain

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Charles ReidelLorenzo Cain no longer lives in the shadow of his peers after his terrific July. It has been very difficult for an outfielder to win Defensive Player of the Month, but Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain's credent...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  14. 2nd-half stat storylines: Zack Wheeler

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Eric RisbergZack Wheeler will try to build on his first half. Five statistical storylines to keep an eye on in the second half for Zack Wheeler: Innings Limit Given that Wheeler has not pitched more than 150 innings in a season in his ...

    Blog | July 20, 2013
  15. A Matt Harvey history lesson

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Genevieve RossMatt Harvey has had a historic start to 2013. In case you haven't noticed, Matt Harvey is in the midst of a heck of an incredible pitching stretch. In three starts this season, Harvey has pitched 22 innings and allowed only tw...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  16. How they won: Nelson Figueroa beats USA

    Mark Simon

    Tom DiPace/WBCI/MLB Photos/Getty ImagesNelson Figueroa was in control on Friday night. The last time Nelson Figueroa won a major-league start was October 3, 2010 as a member of the Houston Astros against the Chicago Cubs. Figueroa's line in Frid...

    Blog | March 15, 2013