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  1. Early trends: Bruce, Fielder, Rizzo, Heyward

    Mark Simon

    We've reached the point in the season where the first calls are coming into sports-talk radio. You know the kind. The ones that say "Bench (fill in the blank), he's terrible" or "(fill in the blank) is finally going to be a star." But there are us...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Against all odds: HR for Uggla, W for Avilan

    Mark Simon

    The reports of Dan Uggla's baseball departure were perhaps a tad premature. One of the kookiest games of the 2014 season had a goofy conclusion, with Uggla hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning against fill-in closer Jake Diekman to give the At...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. Series in review: Angels win 2 of 3

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets got beat two out of three by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, missing another opportunity to get to .500 for the season. They are now 0-5 in games in which they entered one game under .500 this season. Recker crew Anthony R...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  4. Series recap: Young a road sparkplug again

    Mark Simon

    Eric Young Jr. continues to be a dominant player for the New York Mets once he gets out on the road. Young was 3-for-5 with three stolen bases and four runs scored in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves. He's the first player with three hit...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
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  6. Freeman has a Chipper-esque quality

    Mark Simon

    The New York Mets had two issues in their 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. They could not solve Ervin Santana as Dave Schoenfield notes in the Sweet Spot blog and they could not get either Jason Heyward or Freddie Freeman out. The Heyw...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  7. Series in review: Mets vs. Reds

    Mark Simon

    The Mets won two of three to the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. Here's a look at some of the statistical storylines that emerged from those games. Moment of the series: Davis' walk-off homer Ike Davis' first home run of 2014 was a memorable on...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  8. Top stats to know: Heat 102, Knicks 91

    Mark Simon

    The story of the Miami Heat win over the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon can be told in a series of shot charts that illustrated the difference in the performance of the two teams. Anthony vs James: One-sided matchup The mat...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  9. Mejia good enough to make it work

    Mark Simon

    The Jenrry Mejia of 2014 looked as good as the Mejia who made a good impression in five starts in 2013. There was one exception to that -- the five walks (he walked four total last season) -- but Mejia's cutting fastball worked well, and his chang...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  10. What made Gee opener-worthy?

    Mark Simon

    "I'm sure there was [a mechanical change]. We're always kind of tinkering with mechanical things. But I think 90 percent of it is I just changed mentally. I got a lot more aggressive. This game is all confidence, too. Mentally you have to be in the r...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  11. 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
  12. Don't doubt the Tampa Bay Rays

    Mark Simon

    I don't know why, but I'd been having doubts this offseason about just how good the Tampa Bay Rays would be heading into 2014. So I ran through an exercise I did for both the Yankees and Mets -- making reasonable guestimates at the WAR totals fo...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  13. Top stats to know: Dodgers vs D-backs

    Mark Simon

    Paul Goldschmidt was a very tough hitter to get out in 2013.The Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks will open the 2014 baseball season at 4 a.m. eastern in the first major league baseball game played in Australia. This weekend's game dates o...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  14. 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
  15. D'Arnaud's framing picture perfect

    Adam Rubin

    Mark Simon/ESPN Stats & InformationIn his brief MLB stint, Travis d'Arnaud rated far better than John Buck at making sure pitches taken in the strike zone were called strikes.PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Travis d'Arnaud hit only .202 in 99 at-bats during ...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  16. 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
  17. Inside the data: Howard, Rollins, Phillies' D

    Mark Simon

    Jerry Crasnick took a look at the state of the Philadelphia Phillies, noting a number of issues that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. faces heading into the 2014 season. We scoured our data to put some of these issues into a visual form. Here are t...

    Blog | January 25, 2014