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  1. 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
  2. Beltre, Utley among all-time great gloves

    Mark Simon

    There is an interesting common thread among some of those under consideration for the Hall of 100 this season, and that's how much defensive play impacted their overall value. Baseball Info Solutions has been tracking defensive runs saved as a st...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  3. Where does Granderson best fit?

    Mark Simon

    The key to the Mets signing of Curtis Granderson may come down to how they position him, both at bat and in the field. What do we mean? At the plate: Where to hit him? There will be a variety of ideas on where Granderson hits in the Mets lineu...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  4. What's the worst that could happen?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Yesterday we presented a best-case scenario for the Yankees, one that would net them 95 wins should everything break as we said it would. But what's the worst-case scenario for this group? The one where almost everything falls apart. Let's use ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  5. What's the best-case scenario for Yankees?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    We've been fiddling with team WAR totals since a researcher named Glenn DuPaul (a student at Lehigh) did a study that showed that adding the sum of a team's Wins Above Replacement (per Baseball-Reference) added to 52, gives you a reasonable chance of...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  6. Countdown: 7 days to spring training

    Mark Simon

    It was a lot easier compiling the list of things the Yankees fan should be worrying about heading into spring training. Here's a brief overview: The captain How much will Derek Jeter be slowed down both by his ankle and the aging process? ...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  7. Countdown: 10 days to spring training

    Wallace Matthews

    We're almost into the single-digits now until the long-awaited day -- Feb. 12, the day pitchers and catchers report to spring training -- and each day between now and then, Andrew Marchand, Mark Simon and myself will present a list dealing with a spe...

    Blog | February 02, 2013
  8. Countdown: 12 days to spring training

    Andrew Marchand

    We continue our countdown to Feb. 12, the day pitchers and catchers report to Yankees spring training camp in Tampa. Each day between now and then, Wallace Matthews, Mark Simon and I will present a list dealing with a specific issue facing the Yankee...

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  9. Countdown: 18 days to spring training

    Andrew Marchand

    Today is the third day of our countdown to February 12, the day pitchers and catchers report to Yankees spring training camp in Tampa. Each day between now and then, Wallace Matthews, Mark Simon and I will present a list dealing with a specific issue...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  10. Countdown: 20 days to spring training

    Wallace Matthews

    Today we begin our countdown to the day we have all been waiting for since Oct. 6 -- Feb. 12, the day pitchers and catchers report to Yankees spring training camp in Tampa. Each day between now and then, Andrew Marchand, Mark Simon and myself will pr...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  11. Ichiro and Yankee Stadium: A mutual fit

    Mark Simon

    Ichiro had a penchant for hammering inside pitches at Yankee Stadium last season. If Ichiro Suzuki re-signs with the Yankees (a move that makes sense for both), it will be very interesting to see how well he performs in the Bronx. Ichiro hit .359...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  12. W2W4: ALCS Game 4

    Mark Simon

    Max Scherzer Stats To Watch If Alex Rodriguez and Jayson Nix didn't start against Justin Verlander, it seems unlikely they'll start against Scherzer. If they do, keep this in mind: Rodriguez is 1-for-12 against Scherzer and Nix is 0-for-9 with seven...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  13. W2W4: ALCS Game 3

    Mark Simon

    For a closer look at some of Joe Girardi's lineup decisions heading into Game 3, check out our article from Monday. Phil Hughes Matchups To Watch Hughes has a couple of trouble spots to deal with in the Tigers' lineup. Keys to Victory Hugh...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  14. Inside Girardi's Game 3 decisions

    Mark Simon

    Joe Girardi has some interesting decisions to make regarding his lineup for Tuesday night when his team faces Justin Verlander. Let's take a stat-based look at five of them. What would you do in these cases? Share your thoughts in the comments sec...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  15. W2W4: ALDS Game 5

    Mark Simon | ESPN Stats & Info

    CC Sabathia Stats To Watch The best thing that the Yankees have going for them is that Sabathia has looked like his old self in his last four starts. He's 3-0 in that span with a 1.65 ERA and .179 opponents' batting average. Sabathia has gotten a...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  16. Gonzalez poses challenge to lefties, A-Rod

    Mark Simon

    The Yankees have a little bit of a problem on their hands. Yankees vs. Miguel Gonzalez Notable Hitters H-AB K Eric Chavez<< 3-6 2 Raul Ibanez<< 2-6 1 Ichiro Suzuki<< 2-6 1 Nick...

    Blog | October 09, 2012