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  1. Simmons best defender of September

    Mark Simon

    Amazingly, we almost got through a full season without naming Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons our Defensive Player of the Month. Alas, Simmons finally won our vote for September. He won on the strength of five Defensive Runs Saved, whi...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. McCarthy's key: Getting Reds to chase

    Mark Simon

    Brandon McCarthy did a nice job keeping the ball low and got the Reds to swing at some bad pitches.Score one for Fielding Independent Pitching. And for smart pitching, as well. Brandon McCarthy made his Bronx debut with the Yankees a successful on...

    Blog | July 19, 2014
  3. Jason Heyward June's top defender

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Todd Kirkland Jason Heyward has provided many moments of frustration for opposing hitters. Perhaps you saw it not long ago on "Sunday Night Baseball," one defensive whiz robbing another, with Jason Heyward coming in to make one impressiv...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  4. Series in review: Mets vs. Reds

    Mark Simon

    The Mets won two of three to the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. Here's a look at some of the statistical storylines that emerged from those games. Moment of the series: Davis' walk-off homer Ike Davis' first home run of 2014 was a memorable on...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  5. Mejia good enough to make it work

    Mark Simon

    The Jenrry Mejia of 2014 looked as good as the Mejia who made a good impression in five starts in 2013. There was one exception to that -- the five walks (he walked four total last season) -- but Mejia's cutting fastball worked well, and his chang...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  6. Choo and Mets an ideal match?

    Mark Simon

    Shin-Soo Choo can hit right-handers with anyone in the game, but doesn't hit lefties as well. There's every reason to discuss Reds outfielder Shin-Soo Choo today and not just because he had the walk-off hit that beat the Mets last night. The 31-y...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  7. 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
  8. 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
  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. Cubs)

    Mark Simon

    Give the New York Mets credit. When they win, they usually make it pretty exciting. Here's a look at some of the notable stats from their series with the Chicago Cubs: The walk-off homer Kirk Nieuwenhuis' first career walk-off homer salvaged the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2013
  11. Brrr: Mets and cold-weather games

    Mark Simon forecasts that it will be 36 degrees with snow flurries when the Mets and Twins take the field at Target Field this evening. It is rare, but not unheard-of, for the Mets to play a game in these sorts of conditions. Baseball-Refe...

    Blog | April 12, 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. Madson's changeup: A deadly weapon

    Mark Simon

    Left: Where Ryan Madson threw his changeup (2011) Right: Where average RHP throws his changeup (2011) Click here to create your own Madson heat maps What's the best "neutralizer pitch" in baseball? What we're asking is which pitch best shuts do...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  14. Enhancing your Yankees All-Star knowledge

    Mark Simon

    ANAHEIM -- Derek Jeter's personal kryptonite is here in Anaheim in the presence of Cincinnati Reds lefty, 40-year-old All-Star Arthur Rhodes. It makes sense that NL manager Charlie Manuel will likely use Rhodes against a left-hander, since that's whe...

    Blog | July 13, 2010
  15. Mets No. 1 in Web Gems

    Mark Simon

    You wouldn't know it from the way the Mets played this weekend, but their defensive play has been excellent in one regard this season. Our first official check of Baseball Tonight's Web Gem Scoreboard indicates that the Mets enter Monday leading t...

    Blog | May 16, 2010
  16. A Giant leap forward

    Mark Simon

    Extra coverage from the set of Baseball Tonight.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2004