Eric Simon

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Jul 24, 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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User Blog

Mets take pitcher in Rule 5 draft, then trade him

Some pieces moved around in the Triple-A phase of the draft as well. Read on!

Poll: Do you like the Bartolo Colon signing?

The Mets signed Bartolo Colon to a two-year, $20 million contract. Was it a good deal?

Murph unlikely to be dealt

The Mets are still interested in trading their soon-to-be-expensive second baseman, but they won't simply give him away.

Hart signs with Mariners, good news for Mets?

Former Brewer first baseman-right fielder Corey Hart has signed a one-year deal with the Mariners, which could give the Mets leverage in their trade talks with Milwaukee.

Brewers back in on Ike Davis, Rays as well

"Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." —Brewers GM Doug Melvin, probably

Mets re-sign Jeremy Hefner to a minor league deal

A week after non-tendering him, the Mets have brought Jeremy Hefner back into the organization.

Beltran signs with Yankees

Arguably the greatest Mets position player of all time signs with the Evil Empire.

The Amazin' Avenue Offseason Plan Contest

The 2013 season is over. The 2014 season is months away. The Mets are spinning their financial wheels. Payroll is static at best. What do we do? Pretend we're all GMs!


Open Thread: ALCS Game 5, Red Sox vs. Tigers

Lester takes on Sanchez as Boston and Detroit look to take the ALCS lead.

Quick Poll: How do you feel about the Dodgers?

Gauging the opinion of Mets fans about other baseball teams.


Open Thread: NLCS Game 3, Cardinals vs. Dodgers

The Cardinals head into Los Angels with a 2-0 series lead.

Beltran1 Don't forget to give Carlos a high-five!

Matt Harvey will undergo elbow surgery

Mets' ace will undergo Tommy John surgery and likely miss all of 2014.

Open Thread: NLDS Pirates vs. Cardinals, Game 1


Go Pirates, boo Cardinals!

Join the Amazin' Avenue news desk!

Wanna write news stories for the nerdiest Mets site on the planet? Inquire within!

Parnell "pencil thin" after neck surgery

The Mets' closer has dropped 30 pounds since August 10 neck surgery to repair a herniated disk. Manager Terry Collins is concerned but hopeful that Parnell will be ready for spring training.

GIF Of The Game: Murphy is too fast for cameraman

Daniel Murphy is 20-for-23 in stolen bases this season and 1-for-1 in outrunning the SNY camera pan.

Nats 7, Mets 2 — Harang pitches well, Mets lose

Aaron Harang debuts, pitches well, loses anyway.

Yankees to WFAN is official

The Yankees will move their radio broadcasts to 660 WFAN beginning in 2013, displacing the Mets from their 27-year radio home.

The 2013 Mets mini calendar

The 2013 Mets mini calendar is ridiculously out-of-date.

This Date In Mets History


Birthdays, trades, memorable games, free agent acquisitions, and all of the other memorable Mets moments for every day of the year.

GIF Of The Game: The long zoom to Kevin Burkhardt

The SNY camera was behind home plate. Kevin Burkhardt was perched on a rooftop across the street. Solution: zoooooooooooooooooooom.

GIF Of The Game: Murphy jumps with Davis

Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis in synchronized leaping, plus a camera-whoring Nationals fan video bombs Kevin Burkhardt.

GIF Of The Game: Turner spikes helmet into Q

Justin Turner was angry. Omar Quintanilla was collateral damage.

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