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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: Mets best defensive plays (Part 1)

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Chris KassonOne of the many examples of the greatness of Rey Ordonez.This is the sixth in a series of blog posts ranking the bests in Mets history. Though we covered the best defensive players in Mets history, we never got around to rank...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Middleton gives Bucks a great finish

    Mark Simon

    Milwaukee Bucks fans experienced the lowest of lows and the highest of highs in the same night. MiddletonAfter watching Jabari Parker go down with a knee injury, they got to see an amazing finish, one that featured six lead changes in the fina...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  4. What does Grandal bring to Dodgers?

    Mark Simon

    The primary purpose of the Los Angeles Dodgers trading Matt Kemp to the Padres was to both clear salary and clear an outfield logjam to free up space for promising rookie Joc Pederson. Yasmani Grandal #8 C San Diego Padres 2014 STATS GM12...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  5. Ellis has found his range

    Mark Simon

    Monta Ellis' strong play in clutch time was again pivotal for the Dallas Mavericks. Ellis scored 13 of the Mavericks last 15 fourth-quarter points in their win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Ellis entered the game averaging 4...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Didi's D: Web Gems aplenty

    Mark Simon

    Don't be shocked if Didi Gregorius leads the majors in Web Gems in 2015. Gregorius is a vastly different type of defender than Derek Jeter was. Gregorius' game is about the "wow" factor. Highest Good Play/Misplay Ratio 2014 Season (Shortsto...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  9. Didi Gregorius has hard-hitting history

    Mark Simon

    General manager Brian Cashman has previously talked about diving into the lower end of the pile in looking at batting average on balls in play (BABIP) to pick up players with upside beyond their basic numbers. It worked with Nick Swisher. Now the ...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. '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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Stats to know: Red Sox add Hanley Ramirez

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/David Zalubowski Hanley Ramirez has reportedly agreed to a four-year deal with the Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are wasting no time revamping their lineup, reportedly agreeing Monday to a four-year, $88 million deal with Hanley Ramire...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  16. Stats to know: Sandoval signs with Red Sox

    Mark Simon

    The Boston Red Sox and third baseman Pablo Sandoval have an agreement in place, according to ESPN sources and a CBSSports.com report. Here are the top stats to know on the signing. Capable at the corner Sandoval played a steady third base last se...

    Blog | November 24, 2014