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  1. 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
  2. Best defender of 2013: Andrelton Simmons

    Mark Simon

    Pouya Dianat/Atlanta Braves/Getty ImagesAndrelton Simmons was baseball's best defender in 2013 with plays like this. Who was the Defensive Player of the Year in 2013? In our view, it's not a close call. The SweetSpot voting panel named Braves s...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  3. Gerardo Parra: The Simmons of outfielders

    Mark Simon

    All season long, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been praised for his extraordinary defense, and rightfully so, given the success he and the Braves had in 2013. But it's worth noting that there was another player in baseball with w...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  4. The series in Metrics (Mets, Gee vs. Braves)

    Mark Simon

    The highlight of the lone win for the New York Mets in their three-game series with the Atlanta Braves was once again the great pitching of starter Dillon Gee. Let's use this series recap to expound further on his run of success. Captain Hook Gee...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  5. Looking back at Orel Hershisers Major League record scoreless in...

    Mark Simon

    A look back at Orel Hershiser's Major League record scoreless innings streak.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  6. Kershaw in elite statistical company

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats and Information

    AP Photo/Jeff RobersonClayton Kershaw has made things difficult for opposing hitters throughout 2013. Clayton Kershaw looks to keep his amazing 2013 going when the Los Angeles Dodgers face the Chicago Cubs tonight. Kershaw's history against the...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. The series in Metrics (Mets vs Braves)

    Mark Simon

    Notes from a split of the two-game series with the Atlanta Braves: Wheeler turning in a good direction Elias noted that Zack Wheeler became the second Mets rookie to beat the Braves three times in a season, joining Tom Seaver, who beat them four ...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  8. Mets outfield now statistically respectable

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoThe defense of Juan Lagares and Marlon Byrd has been key to the Mets' improvement.The Mets season didn't necessarily turn when Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his dramatic walk-off homer to beat the Chicago Cubs on June 16. It changed for the better...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  9. One Mo Time (Rivera vs. Dodgers)

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    AP Photo/Kathy Willens Mariano Rivera gets kudos from Don Mattingly after a spring training win in 2005.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against teams he will be facing for the final time in the r...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  10. The series in Metrics: Mets vs Braves

    Mark Simon

    The Mets chase for .500 continued with a split against the Atlanta Braves. Here's a look at some of the most interesting and noteworthy numbers from that series. Stat of the Series: Leadoff HR, then shut down Tuesday's game opened with an Andrelt...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  11. Simmons on path to all-time great year on D

    Mark Simon

    Stop if you've heard this before: The Sweet Spot Defensive Player of the Month for June is Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons. This marks the second straight month that Simmons has won in our voting, and the third time he's won since the s...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  12. The series in metrics (Mets vs. Braves)

    Mark Simon

    If nothing else, New York Mets fans will always have the memories of their first doubleheader sweep of the Atlanta Braves in Atlanta since 1987 (and a series win as well). Let's look at some of the statistical highlights from the series. Harvey's...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  13. The best Mets debuts

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoCollin McHugh and Kazuo Matsui had two of the best Mets debuts.With Zack Wheeler making his Mets debut on Tuesday, let's rank the best opening acts in Mets history. We'll go 11-deep for no particular reason other than that is the number that ...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  14. Diamondbacks' defense best in the majors

    Mark Simon

    A little more than a week ago with a man on second and two outs in the fifth inning of a 1-1 game, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hit a long drive near the 413-foot sign in right-center field of Chase Field that looked like it would put t...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  15. Andrelton Simmons makes all the plays

    Mark Simon

    Daniel Shirey/USA Today SportsAndrelton Simmons makes both the good play and the great play.The most common complaint we run into when discussing advanced defensive metrics is that there isn't a full grasp of how these ratings are computed. With t...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  16. A Matt Harvey history lesson

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Genevieve RossMatt Harvey has had a historic start to 2013. In case you haven't noticed, Matt Harvey is in the midst of a heck of an incredible pitching stretch. In three starts this season, Harvey has pitched 22 innings and allowed only tw...

    Blog | April 19, 2013