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  1. Inside the numbers: Wright's hot streak

    Mark Simon

    The Mets have had a myriad of 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 Wri...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  2. Best outfield D? Don't forget the Marlins

    Mark Simon

    Earlier this week a New York sports-talk radio host convinced himself that the New York Yankees' outfield combination of Ichiro Suzuki, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner was the best in the majors. That's a hard sell, at least so far this season. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. Pirates' Harrison has proven hes legit

    Mark Simon

    You may think that Pittsburgh Pirates infielder/outfielder Josh Harrison is on the All-Star team simply because of his versatility in the field. But there's a pretty good case to be made that Harrison belongs on merit regardless of where he plays....

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Roberts gets rewarded for hitting it hard

    Mark Simon

    Brian Roberts may have been due for a day like this. Brian Roberts #14 2B New York Yankees 2014 STATS GM74 HR4 RBI18 R33 OBP.318 AVG.248 Though Roberts entered Friday's game with the Minnesota Twins hitting only .237, he also en...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  7. Refsnyder second to none in 2014

    Mark Simon

    Scranton-Wilkes Barre Railriders second baseman Rob Refsnyder started the 2014 season 5-for-35 with the Double-A Trenton Thunder. Though he felt comfortable at the plate, he was out of sync, chasing pitches that he usually didn't. RefsnyderThu...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Notes on D: Peralta's good numbers

    Mark Simon

    The current major league leader in Defensive Runs Saved among shortstops is not Andrelton Simmons or Troy Tulowitzki. It's not Brandon Crawford or Zack Cozart or Elvis Andrus. It's St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Peralta is an i...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Road-trip recap: Good signs for many

    Mark Simon

    David Wright scorched the ball all week.This was a good road trip for the Mets. All things considered, with the two losses in St. Louis and the disastrous finish to the second game of the series with the Marlins, the Mets did very well to get four...

    Blog | June 22, 2014
  14. Notes on D: Best on groundballs

    Mark Simon

    We've done some work in this space recently related to the efficiency of various defenses when it comes to turning different batted ball types into outs. This week, we decided to look specifically at groundballs to see which teams rate best and wo...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  15. Ellsbury, Jeter, McCann are failing Yankees

    Mark Simon

    Both run-scoring base hits by the Kansas City Royals on Sunday came on balls New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury came close to catching, but couldn't quite come up with. Ellsbury Defensive Runs Saved Past 4 Seasons 2014 -6...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  16. DeGrom showing command, composure

    Mark Simon

    Jacob deGrom has been very tough to hit, particularly down in the strike zone.As a kid growing up in Florida, Mets starter Jacob deGrom got a lesson in pitch command at an early age. Jacob deGrom #48 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM4 W0 ...

    Blog | June 05, 2014