Eric Simon

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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I began blogging about the Mets in 2003 and launched Amazin’ Avenue in 2005 for the then-fledgling SportsBlogs Nation. Amazin’ Avenue has grown into the premier community for intelligent Mets discourse on the web, stressing the importance of evidence-based analysis, subjective commentary, and MS Paint.

I have been interviewed for the New York Times, New York Magazine, and USA TODAY, and I cowrote and edited the Amazin' Avenue Annual, 350 pages of Mets awesomeness. I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not to their own facts. Come heavy (with data) or don't come at all.

I also proudly manage the baseball network for SB Nation.

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Mets celebrate Star Wars Night at Citi Field

In the dark corridors beneath Citi Field, Jedi Master Met engaged Darth Vader in a lightsaber duel.

Mets first-round pick Michael Conforto finally signs (VIDEO)


After reportedly signing Michael Conforto last month only to have that report denied, today the Mets have officially inked their 2014 first-round pick.

David Wright has the #8 best-selling jersey in MLB


Derek Jeter continues to outsell everyone else.

Sand Gnats to host Forrest Gump Night


The first 500 fans will receive a box of chocolates, one of which will contain a feather awarding that fan a free ticket to each of the Gnats' remaining home games this season.

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Mets lineup vs. Braves, Monday, July 7, 2014


Open Thread: Mets vs. Rangers, 7/5/14

David Wright is back in the lineup as Bartolo Colon and the Mets take on the Rangers at Citi Field.


Open Thread: Mets vs Braves, 7/1/14

The Mets look to rebound from another disheartening loss with Daisuke Matsuzaka on the hill in Atlanta.

Open Thread: Mets vs. Pirates, 6/27/14

Jacob deGrom goes for the Mets in Pittsburgh against Brandon Cumpton.

Mets may release Chris Young this week

The frustratingly disappointing outfielder's days with the club may be numbered.

Conforto denies report saying Mets signed him

The best college hitter in the 2014 draft is not yet in the Mets' system.

Mets ink Dominican shortstop Cecilio Aybar

Once a potential multi-million-dollar international signing, Aybar confessed to age fraud last year and settles for a modest contract from the Mets.

Alderson: Mets' unlikely to raise payroll

During a Q&A with season-ticket holders at Citi Field this afternoon, Sandy Alderson addressed the team's payroll, their ballpark's dimensions, and his team's mental approach.

Mets demote Scott Rice, activate Gonzalez Germen


With lefties Josh Edgin and Dana Eveland having been added to the bullpen in the last month, Rice is shipped to the minors to work the kinks out.

Open Thread: Mets vs. Giants, 6/7/2014

Bartolo Colon takes the hill against Tim Hudson and the Giants.

2014 Mets Draft Pick Tracker

Keeping up with the Mets' 2014 draft picks.

Noah Syndergaard hurts non-pitching shoulder

Inhale. Exhale. Repeat.

Mets take Michael Conforto with their first pick

The Mets have taken Michael Conforto, outfielder from Oregon State, with their first round selection, tenth overall.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Phillies, June 1, 2014

Jon Niese takes on Cole Hamels at Citizens Bank Park as the Mets and Phillies try to play a game that lasts fewer than fourteen innings.

Hudgens: "Let the purse strings loose"

In an interview this afternoon, erstwhile Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens has a solution to the Mets' problems.

Open Thread: Mets vs. Dodgers, 5/20/14

Rafael Montero makes his second major league start as the Mets host the Dodgers.


Open Thread: Mets vs. Nationals, 5/17/14

Bartolo Colon takes on Gio Gonzales in the nation's capital.

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