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  1. Top stats to know: Cavaliers at Wizards

    Mark Simon

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Kevin Love's struggles have contributed to Cleveland's 5-5 start.After losing consecutive home games to Denver and San Antonio, the Cleveland Cavaliers visit the Washington Wizards on Friday night (8 ET on ESPN)....

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. How do you pitch to Pablo Sandoval?

    Mark Simon

    Pablo Sandoval is in a pretty good place these days. He has hit .326 this postseason, has reached base in each of his past 23 postseason games, and he's about to play in his third World Series in five years. Two years ago in the Fall Classic, Sand...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. How do you defend vs. Lorenzo Cain?

    Mark Simon

    Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain knows how to get you out. But how does a pitcher get Cain out? Cain is hitting .353 this postseason, with 12 hits in eight games. He won ALCS MVP honors partly by notching eight hits in the first three...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  4. Series review: Offense basking in hard luck

    Mark Simon

    Some of the Mets best hitters have made a lot of long outs in 2014.Chris Young's long fly out to left-center in the second inning on Wednesday epitomized the struggles for the Mets offense, not just in this series, but for the 2014 season. You cou...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  5. First-month defensive star: Troy Tulowitzki

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Barry GutierrezTroy Tulowitzki's month was filled with great play after great play.Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki had a heck of a month, hitting .364 with seven home runs and a 1.205 OPS. But you don't get to 3.0 Wins Above Re...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  6. Write it up: Collin McHugh's success story

    Mark Simon

    Bob Levey/Getty ImagesCollin McHugh has been in some kind of zone in his first two starts of 2014.Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh is one of the most interesting pitchers in baseball, and not just because he's 2-0 with an 0.59 ERA in two starts f...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  7. Fan hopes Mets honor Kiner forever

    Mark Simon

    The Mets will honor Ralph Kiner on Opening Day with a ceremony that will include the unveiling of a commemorative logo above the left-field wall. One fan has been active in leading a campaign for just a little bit more. "Ed" a 31-year-old Met...

    Blog | March 29, 2014
  8. What's the best the Mets can be?

    Mark Simon

    Both David Schoenfield and Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA have projected the New York Mets to finish in about the same place they finished last season. They are attempting to be realistic in their assessments. We're going to try another approach -- ...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  9. Top stats to know: Hall of Fame Class of '14

    Mark Simon

    Greg Maddux received 97.2 percent of the vote, the eighth highest total in the history of BBWAA balloting. Maddux was a four-time Cy Young winner, eight-time All-Star and 18-time Gold Glove winner, who ranks in the top 10 all-time in wins and stri...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  10. How will Colon fare in 2014?

    Mark Simon

    What can the Mets expect from Bartolo Colon at age 41 in 2014? Three stat-based predictions systems have released numbers for the upcoming system. The namesake of the 2014 Bill James Handbook gives Colon an 11-10 mark and 3.61 ERA in 30 start...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  11. Inside the numbers: Chris Young

    Mark Simon

    What kind of a player is Chris Young? Let's try to answer that by looking at his numbers. At the plate Young is a career .235 hitter. His batting average rates fifth-lowest among the 136 players whom Baseball-Reference.com deems active, who have...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  12. Make the Call, Sandy: David Price

    Mark Simon

    Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesDavid Price would certainly be an attention-getting grab for the Mets. This offseason will be a pivotal one for the Mets as the team has both money to spend and needs to fill. But not all will be solved by shopping for fr...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  13. Top stats to know: NLCS Game 1

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesDon Mattingly will manage his first LCS, while Mike Matheny has made it both years as a manager.The St. Louis Cardinals host the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of the NLCS tonight (8:37 ET/ESPN Radio). It should be quite the pitcher's duel...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  14. Stats to know: Tigers vs. Athletics (Game 5)

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesJustin Verlander (left) and Sonny Gray (right) struck out at least 9 and allowed zero runs in Game 2.The Detroit Tigers visit the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS tonight (8:07 ET/ESPN Radio). Detroit is 2-0 in ALDS Game 5s (2011 a...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  15. D'Arnaud, Wheeler & Co. have room to grow

    Mark Simon

    Read or listen to any interview with Sandy Alderson and he'll bring up the idea that the Mets don't just need to get better players, they need to find ways to make their own players better. With that in mind, let's look at the roster and cite the ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  16. Stats to know: Rays vs Indians

    Mark Simon

    The Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians, two of the hottest teams in the majors the last two weeks, will go head-to-head tonight in the AL Wild Card Game (8 p.m. ET, ESPN Radio), with the winner advancing to face the Boston Red Sox in the American L...

    Blog | October 02, 2013