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  1. Defensive storylines of the offseason: AL

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesRussell Martin, Didi Gregorius and Yoenis Cespedes are notable defense-minded acquisitions. The major-league baseball offseason still has a ways to go, but we thought we'd take a look at how teams have changed defensively heading into 20...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. Burning Questions: Who will be the Mets' biggest competitors in f...

    Mark Simon

    The problem for the New York Mets this offseason is that their needs coincide with the needs of other teams. Knowing the competition is an important part of decision-making, so we've culled out-of-town media reports and surveyed a few of our coll...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  3. Stats to know: Cardinals advance to NLCS

    Mark Simon

    The St. Louis Cardinals did it again. That applies to a lot of different things that happened on Tuesday night. They've advanced to the National League Championship Series for the fourth straight time, the first team to do so since the New York...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  4. The Jeet Sheet: Jeter vs. Orioles

    Mark Simon

    Simon Bruty/Getty ImagesDerek Jeter rounds the bases after his home run in Game 1 of the 1996 ALCS.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Here's a look at his career against the Baltimor...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  5. Greene continues to show legitimacy

    Mark Simon

    It's starts like these that make you think the future for Shane Greene with the New York Yankees is pretty good. Shane Greene #61 SP New York Yankees 2014 STATS GM14 W5 L3 BB26 K76 ERA3.24 Greene pitched 6⅔ scoreless inning...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  6. Greene has been a major find for Yankees

    Mark Simon

    Shane Greene has been very effective when keeping the ball down. The New York Yankees have the ability to make a trade for another starting pitcher if they wish to do so. But the way Shane Greene has pitched for them, that might not be necessary....

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  7. McCarthy recaptures his winning ways

    Mark Simon

    Brandon McCarthy looks like he's going to make something good out of his 2014 season after all. It took McCarthy five starts to earn his fourth win with the New York Yankees, surpassing the number of wins (three) he had in 18 starts before being t...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  8. Best outfield D? Don't forget the Marlins

    Mark Simon

    Earlier this week a New York sports-talk radio host convinced himself that the New York Yankees' outfield combination of Ichiro Suzuki, Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner was the best in the majors. That's a hard sell, at least so far this season. ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  9. Roberts gets rewarded for hitting it hard

    Mark Simon

    Brian Roberts may have been due for a day like this. Brian Roberts #14 2B New York Yankees 2014 STATS GM74 HR4 RBI18 R33 OBP.318 AVG.248 Though Roberts entered Friday's game with the Minnesota Twins hitting only .237, he also en...

    Blog | July 04, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Sunday's stars: Great pitching abounds

    Mark Simon

    Sunday was one of those days that featured the best of what major-league pitchers had to offer. Rather than focus on one of the many well-pitched games, we decided to take a snapshot look at all of them. Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays Buehrle became the...

    Blog | June 01, 2014
  12. Lynn's shutout versus Yankees a rare one

    Mark Simon

    Lance Lynn wasn't dominant, but he was sharp enough to earn his first career shutout by blanking the New York Yankees on Tuesday. Lynn now has 39 wins over the past three seasons, but it looks like he's headed to his best season in that span, with...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  13. Stats to know: The Subway Series

    Mark Simon

    Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees enter this year's Subway Series a little cold, though the Mets can say they have a sliver of momentum after rallying from three runs down in the ninth inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Yan...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  14. Extra, Extra: Free baseball on Sunday

    Mark Simon

    This was a good day for extra-inning games in baseball, with two going 14 innings or longer and another finishing up in 12 frames. Let's put the statistical microscope to each one. New York Yankees 5, Tampa Bay Rays 1 (12) Key moment: Dean Anna w...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  15. 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
  16. 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