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  1. 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
  2. Subway Series recap: Mets/Yanks split

    Mark Simon

    In the end, everyone got a little something from this year's Subway Series. The New York Mets won two games, the Yankees won two games, and both teams got positive glimpses at their futures. Among the statistical highlights: Home not so sweet f...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  3. How do the Yankees get to 95 wins?

    Mark Simon

    Neither David Schoenfield nor Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections are bullish on the New York Yankees being an upper-echelon team in 2014. But what if the Yankees win in 2014 like they've spent this past offseason -- at a high volume? Let's...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  4. Sorting through the numbers

    Mark Simon

    Random statistical observations on the Yankees that I found noteworthy through 20 games: • Through 20 games, the Yankees have an AL-best 28 homers (a pace for 227) and only seven stolen bases (Ichiro Suzuki and Brett Gardner have one st...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  5. Countdown: 3 days to spring training

    Mark Simon

    Mitch Stringer/Icon SMIThese are the types of plays Brett Gardner would make regularly in center field, too.There are three days left until spring training and three more topics for Wally Matthews, Andrew Marchand and me to discuss as pitchers and ca...

    Blog | February 09, 2013
  6. Countdown: 8 days to spring training

    Mark Simon

    Mitch Stringer/Icon SMIBrett Gardner can be counted on to play good defense in 2013.The Yankees fan is not used to being in a state of worry. But given the team's relative inaction this offseason, worry seems to be the way of the day as spring tra...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  7. Inside Girardi's Game 3 decisions

    Mark Simon

    Joe Girardi has some interesting decisions to make regarding his lineup for Tuesday night when his team faces Justin Verlander. Let's take a stat-based look at five of them. What would you do in these cases? Share your thoughts in the comments sec...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  8. Molina, Ellsbury golden with the glove

    Mark Simon

    US Presswire The strong defensive efforts made by Matt Kemp and Jacoby Ellsbury won them Gold Gloves in 2011. On Tuesday night, ESPN and Rawlings announced the Gold Glove Award winners for 2011. There were 18 players selected for Gold Gloves and ni...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  9. W2W4: Yankees at Blue Jays (Sunday)

    Mark Simon

    Phil Hughes stat to watch Hughes got battered a bit by the Blue Jays in his four starts against them last season, allowing at least five runs in three of them. He was touched for three home runs in his most recent start against them last September, ...

    Blog | July 17, 2011
  10. W2W4: Yankees at Blue Jays (Saturday)

    Mark Simon

    Ricky Romero Stat to Watch Romero has been a helper to the Yankees enemy, the Red Sox, this season. He's got a 1.93 ERA in two starts against the Rays in 2011, and a 2.08 ERA against the Yankees this season. But he's been mauled for 11 runs in 8 2/3...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  11. In-depth: Gardner, Robertson fit Met plan

    Mark Simon

    Mike Stobe, Getty Images/William Perlman, The Star-Ledger via US Presswire Mets fans: Imagine what it would be like to have Brett Gardner and David Robertson on your team. The Mets' template for 2012 was on display on the other side of the diamond ...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  12. Gardner's defense: 'It's a game changer'

    Mark Simon

    This image shows the difference between Brett Gardner's defensive range and that of an average leftfielder. The difference is what makes Gardner an elite defender. In the sixth inning of Sunday night's Yankees-Cubs game, Brett Gardner made a sprin...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  13. A closer look at Gardner's struggles (Part I)

    Mark Simon

    The image on the left shows Brett Gardner's performance against right-handers from April through June last season. The image on the right illustrates it from July through October. If you're a Yankees fan, do you want Brett Gardner hitting leadoff? ...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  14. What's LEFT to look at?

    Mark Simon

    A few notes related to the Yankees and Twins each starting left-handed pitchers tonight, and some Game 1 trivia. What to do with Brett Gardner? It will be interesting to see whether Brett Gardner gets the start in left field over Austin Kearns. ...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  15. Gardner's value greater than you know

    Mark Simon

    Ron Vesely/Getty Images Brett Gardner's defense represents a huge part of his value to the Yankees. It was a couple of months ago that we wrote in this space how a potential injury to Brett Gardner would be of great significance to the Yankees....

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  16. Gardner statistically comfortable in top spot

    Mark Simon

    Brett Gardner is taking well to his temporary new home in the leadoff spot in the Yankees lineup. The Yankees are now 7-1 this season when Gardner starts in the lineup's top slot after their 9-5 win over the Tigers Wednesday night, and Gardner's p...

    Blog | August 18, 2010