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  1. Kinsler leads the Tigers in many ways

    Mark Simon

    Ian Kinsler has been a pretty good get for the Detroit Tigers. KinslerKinsler had the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning as the Tigers rallied to beat the Houston Astros on Saturday. The Tigers are loaded with star power between Miguel Cab...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  2. Notes on D: Efficient team defenses

    Mark Simon

    We're about one-third of the way into the season, and I thought this would be an opportune time to look at defensive performance by teams against each batted ball type. I'm going to use a defensive efficiency metric as the guideline with regard to...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  3. 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
  4. AL's defensive winter moves

    Mark Simon

    Today, Buster Olney rated the top defensive teams in the majors. We thought we'd take the time to look at the offseasons for each team from a defensive perspective. Here's our American League look. AL East Blue Jays: The transition from J.P. ...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  5. Give these guys a 10th-place MVP vote!

    Mark Simon

    While most people are drawn to the top of the names at the MVP ballot, I always find myself checking the bottom of the list. I've always found the one-vote wonders intriguing -- someone who one person out of 30 voters found worthy of recognition....

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  6. The lament of Cabrera and Fielder

    Mark Simon

    When the Detroit Tigers look back on the opportunities they bungled in the 2013 ALCS, their biggest regrets on the offensive side are going to be the strikeouts by Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder with one out and runners on first and on third, trai...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  7. MLB All-Star Game memories

    Mark Simon

    A collection of former All-Stars share their thoughts on playing in the Midsummer Classic.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  8. 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
  9. How they won: Nelson Figueroa beats USA

    Mark Simon

    Tom DiPace/WBCI/MLB Photos/Getty ImagesNelson Figueroa was in control on Friday night. The last time Nelson Figueroa won a major-league start was October 3, 2010 as a member of the Houston Astros against the Chicago Cubs. Figueroa's line in Frid...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  10. Podcast: Kemp, GM meetings, Astros

    Mark Simon

    We jammed 55 minutes of intense analysis into this week's edition of the Baseball Today podcast. Among the highlights from our chats with Jayson Stark and co-founder Dave Cameron: Jayson and I agree on the Matt Kemp signing seeming...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  11. Podcast: Red Sox top Power Rankings

    Mark Simon

    We played out of position on Monday's Baseball Today podcast. I filled in for usual host Eric Karabell, joined by Steve Berthiaume (@sberthiaumeespn) of "Baseball Tonight" and Twitter fame. Five reasons to listen as we attempt to have the same kind ...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  12. A 'break'down of Galarraga, Rodriguez

    Mark Simon

    Our weekly statistical take on MLB moves. Armando Galarraga may have been almost perfect on one memorable occasion in 2010, but he had a significant imperfection in his overall work. Galarraga As Galarraga looks for a fresh start in the NL w...

    Blog | January 30, 2011
  13. How Collins handled an NL offense

    Mark Simon

    Statistically speaking, what can we glean from a snapshot glance of the lone National League team that Terry Collins previously managed, the 1994 to 1996 Houston Astros? Let's take a look at the characteristics of his offenses then because the Me...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  14. Three teams, two spots in National League

    Mark Simon

    Three teams (San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves) are vying for two playoff spots in the National League on what may or may not turn out to be the final day of the regular season. This marks the seventh straight season that ther...

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  15. A Giant leap forward

    Mark Simon

    Extra coverage from the set of Baseball Tonight.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2004
  16. Craziest game ever

    Mark Simon

    Extra coverage from the set of Baseball Tonight

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2004