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  1. Red Sox, Royals, Dbacks overcome odds

    Mark Simon

    According to win probability data provided by the Elias Sports Bureau, three teams posted comebacks when faced with less than a 15 percent chance to win in their final at-bat on Wednesday. Let's run through those games and the players whose end-ga...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  2. Davis comes up big, but has issues to fix

    Mark Simon

    With super-nasty lefty Chris Sale on the mound for the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided to bench slumping slugger Chris Davis. Chris Davis #19 1B Baltimore Orioles 2014 STATS GM60 HR13 ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  3. Ellsbury, Jeter, McCann are failing Yankees

    Mark Simon

    Both run-scoring base hits by the Kansas City Royals on Sunday came on balls New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury came close to catching, but couldn't quite come up with. Ellsbury Defensive Runs Saved Past 4 Seasons 2014 -6...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  4. Defensive notes: Rockies, Heyward, Hunter

    Mark Simon

    Perhaps you caught regular Insider contributor Mike Petriello's article on the Indians defensive struggles on FanGraphs. It's worth a read (and a watching of the videos within the piece) and it also served as inspiration for a look at some of the ...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  5. One Mo Time: Rivera vs White Sox

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    AP Photo/Frank PolichMariano Rivera and Joe Girardi celebrate a 1997 win against the White Sox.All season, we've been tracking Mariano Rivera as he prepares to pitch in his final series against each team. Next up on the goodbye list: the Chicago Whit...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  6. Rios brings some power, speed, a few flaws

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  7. Rios brings some power, speed, a few flaws

    Mark Simon | ESPN.com

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  8. W2W4: Wilmer Flores' debut

    Mark Simon

    Late Monday, the New York Mets recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Las Vegas, where he was hitting .321 with 15 home runs and 86 RBIs and had arguably been one of the top players in the Pacific Coast League. The league is very hitter-friendly, s...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  9. 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
  10. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. White Sox)

    Mark Simon

    A quick look at the notable stats from the Mets' series split with the Chicago White Sox: Marcum finally wins one Shaun Marcum became the 321st pitcher to win a game for the Mets, tossing eight scoreless innings in Wednesday's 3-0 triumph over t...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  11. R.A. no longer really awesome

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | May 04, 2013
  12. What if the Mets did trade David Wright?

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Tony TribbleHow chagrined would David Wright be if he were traded? There are probably conversations taking place this week between David Wright and his reps with Sandy Alderson and his crew, trying to get a handle on the Mets future plans, ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  13. Milwaukee Brewers quietly enter the NL wild-card picture

    A closer look at under-the-radar contenders, the most important series beginning Tuesday and the most vulnerable teams in position to win their divisions.

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  14. Rios has success where he usually doesn't

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Rex ArbogastAlex Rios came through against the Tigers approach on Monday. Chicago White Sox rightfielder Alex Rios made up for a season's worth of struggles against the Detroit Tigers with one swing of the bat on Monday night. Rios' home...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  15. Five non-superstars who had a great May

    Mark Simon and Katie Sharp, ESPN Stats & Info

    It was a good month of May, and not just for the superstars like Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and Paul Konerko. Here's a look at five under-the-radar players who starred in May. R.A. Dickey, New York Mets (4-0, 1.83 ERA, 0.96 WHIP in five May sta...

    Blog | May 31, 2012
  16. How Konerko took the batting average lead

    Mark Simon

    Paul Konerko is in the middle of one of the greatest hot streaks you'll ever see, and it has propelled the Chicago White Sox to nine wins in their last 10 games. In those 10 games, Konerko is hitting .639 with five home runs and 14 RBIs. In that s...

    Blog | May 28, 2012