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  1. What's the best pitched game in Rangers history?

    Mark Simon

    Yu Darvish's no-hit bid in his last start got us to thinking. What is the best performance by a starting pitcher in the history of the Texas Rangers? Bill James has a stat that allows us to check- Game Score- which credits a pitcher with points f...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  2. Write it up: Collin McHugh's success story

    Mark Simon

    Bob Levey/Getty ImagesCollin McHugh has been in some kind of zone in his first two starts of 2014.Houston Astros pitcher Collin McHugh is one of the most interesting pitchers in baseball, and not just because he's 2-0 with an 0.59 ERA in two starts f...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Machado is your 2013 Web Gem champ

    Mark Simon

    Roy Absalon/USA TODAY SportsManny Machado will reign supreme in Web Gems for 2013. Web Gems are fun. Players like them. Fans like them. There's no reason not to like them. They've been a staple on "Baseball Tonight" since the term was coined by th...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Second half: Five reasons to watch

    Mark Simon

    Here are five reasons for optimism as the Mets get set to start the second half of the season. 1. They look like a different team: Since the June 18 doubleheader in Atlanta, the Mets are 16-10, have outscored the opposition 127-98 and have gone 7-...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  6. 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
  7. Young enjoying his son's success

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesEric Young Sr. (left) and Eric Young Jr. deployed similar skills in their playing careers.When Eric Young Jr. was a kid growing up in Piscataway, N.J., following the Bobby Bonilla-led Mets of the early 1990s, he would call his dad in Colo...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  8. Harvey's 2013 forecast: Not quite 2012

    Mark Simon

    Listen to the hype on New York sports-talk radio or talk to a rabid Mets fan, and you'll hear about the high expectations for Matt Harvey in 2013. Those are based on the results Harvey got in his 10-start, 59 1/3 inning debut in 2012, in which he ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  9. Positive for Mets OF: Likely not worst ever

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Doug Jones/USA Today SportsMaybe it won't be so bad for Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and company. The 2012 Mets outfield has a chance to be the worst among major league teams since ... last season? Reports of this Mets outfield rating among...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  10. How they won: Nelson Figueroa beats USA

    Mark Simon

    Tom DiPace/WBCI/MLB Photos/Getty ImagesNelson Figueroa was in control on Friday night. The last time Nelson Figueroa won a major-league start was October 3, 2010 as a member of the Houston Astros against the Chicago Cubs. Figueroa's line in Frid...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  11. ESPN Stats & Info: Lance Berkman a solid DH

    Richard Durrett

    Mark Simon of ESPN Stats & Information dug up some numbers on Lance Berkman in a post here. Here are a few of the nuggets they found: * Berkman was a .323 hitter with a .909 OPS and six home runs in 39 games (130 at-bats) as a designated hitter in...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  12. Podcast: Awards winners, early signings

    Eric Karabell

    The gang got back together for the final November edition of the Baseball Today podcast, as Mark Simon and I spoke about myriad offseason matters and welcomed a special guest! 1. ESPN senior writer Jim Caple shares his stories off the offseason bo...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  13. Links: Remembering the '86 Mets

    David Schoenfield

    Twenty-five years ago, the New York Mets and Houston Astros played what may be the greatest League Championship Series ever contested. Even though the series only went six games, the game-to-game drama was amazing, culminating in Game 6, on the short...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  14. This Date in '86: Beating Nolan Ryan

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Mark Duncan/A.P. PhotoBob Ojeda tagging out Kevin Bass at home was one of the many pivotal plays in the 1986 postseason.Over the next three weeks, Mark Simon will reminisce here about the 1986 postseason, which ended in a Mets championship. Here's a ...

    Blog | October 09, 2011
  15. W2W4: David Wright's 'opposite' prowess

    Mark Simon

    David Wright Stat To Watch You may have seen the stat about how David Wright's first game back marked the first time he'd had two opposite-field hits in a game since last June against the Marlins. Wright noted that may have been because he was la...

    Blog | July 23, 2011
  16. Podcast: Friday the 13th edition

    Eric Karabell

    Despite it being Friday the 13th, Mark Simon and I were able to enjoy Friday's Baseball Today podcast with nothing going wrong and no disasters ... we think you'll even enjoy the show, for the following reasons: 1. Carlos Beltran and James Shield...

    Blog | May 13, 2011