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  1. Longoria and Wright not pulling with power

    Mark Simon

    Every Monday, I tweet out a series of hard-hit ball leaderboards, ones that tell you how often players and teams are hitting a ball hard, and how often they're getting hits when they hit the ball hard. The decision of whether a ball is hard-hit or...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  2. Rays had the right combination vs. Rangers

    Mark Simon

    Evan Longoria's low-ball hitting was vital for the Rays in the final week. The Tampa Rays are headed to the postseason for the fourth time in the last six seasons after beating the Texas Rangers in the one-game tiebreaker. It was a game won by th...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  3. Defensive player of month: Manny Machado

    Mark Simon

    We've brought back the Defensive Player of the Month Award for the 2013 season, and our choice for April, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, was in the ESPN spotlight with a pair of stories on Tuesday. Defensive Player of the Month April Resu...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  4. Rays' rally all about the fantastic finish

    Mark Simon

    U.S. Presswire/Kim KlementJoe Maddon has given the Rays late-game efforts a big thumbs-up.A year removed from the miracle that was Game 162 of the 2011 season, the Tampa Bay Rays have worked their way back into this wild card race with an eight-game ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  5. Davis lighting up the radar for Rays

    Mark Simon

    The return of Evan Longoria and the dominance of the Tampa Bay Rays starting pitching have been two of the primary reasons why the Rays have made a big push in the AL East standings over the last month. But a recent surge by a noteworthy Ray may b...

    Blog | September 08, 2012
  6. 2 pitchers win ROY for 1st time since '81

    Mark Simon

    ESPN Stats & InformationCraig Kimbrel struck out lefties by going away with his fastball and down with his slider. Click here to generate more heat maps for Kimbrel. For the fourth time, both leagues gave rookie of the year honors to a pitcher. The...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  7. Evan Longoria's amazing season continues

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Evan Longoria celebrates with teammates after hitting the game-winning HR (his second of the night) as the Tampa Bay Rays won the American League Wild Card berth. Evan Longoria had a heck of a season for a guy who finished ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  8. 3 keys for the Rays in the Wild Card chase

    Mark Simon

    U.S. Presswire/AP PhotoEvan Longoria, Desmond Jennings, and Joel Peralta have all been vital to the Rays in September.What will it take for the Tampa Bay Rays to overtake the Boston Red Sox in the wild card chase? It won't be easy, as the Rays hav...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  9. The Brian Matusz mystique

    Mark Simon

    Jeff Moffett/Icon SMI Brian Matusz dominated hitters at the end of last season. But will the same approach work in 2011? One of the keys to the Baltimore Orioles replicating their late-season success could be whether left-handed starter Brian Ma...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  10. Stats & Info ALDS Preview: Rangers-Rays

    Mark Simon

    Mark J. Rebilas/US Presswire Rays second baseman Sean Rodriguez had a knack for strong defensive play and clutch hitting, two factors that could be key in the postseason. A capsule stat-based preview of the Texas Rangers-Tampa Bay Rays ALDS mat...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  11. Real gems: Phillips, 'Tulo' and Longoria

    Mark Simon

    Getty Images Brandon Phillips, Troy Tulowitzki and Evan Longoria have not only made differences in the pennant race, they're atop the major league leaders in Web Gems. It's September and there's a pennant race of a different nature taking place o...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  12. Most valuable defender: Beltre or Longoria?

    Mark Simon

    US Presswire/Icon SMI Evan Longoria and Adrian Beltre have won the last three American League Gold Glove awards, but the battle for defensive supremacy in 2010 figures to be a close call. Evan Longoria might not quite fit into the argument for Mo...

    Blog | August 29, 2010