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  1. Defensive Player of the Month: May

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesYoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson excelled on defense for the Athletics in May. The Oakland Athletics had the best ERA in the American League in May, and one reason for that was that they had the outfielder with the most Defensive Runs ...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Inside the numbers: Chris Young

    Mark Simon

    What kind of a player is Chris Young? Let's try to answer that by looking at his numbers. At the plate Young is a career .235 hitter. His batting average rates fifth-lowest among the 136 players whom Baseball-Reference.com deems active, who have...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  4. How the 2013 Mets make the playoffs

    Mark Simon

    US Getty ImagesThe Mets need huge seasons from Johan Santana, Ike Davis and David Wright to have any hopes of 2013 success. Let's be honest: The trade of R.A. Dickey has given Mets fans every reason to punt on the 2013 season. Yes, you're looki...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  5. Santana's no-hitter a long time coming

    Mark Simon

    US Presswire/Tim FarrellIt took 51 seasons for the Mets to celebrate a pitching performance of this nature.Johan Santana spent more than 19 months waiting to pitch in a major league game after injuring his shoulder in September, 2010. That was not...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  6. Pelfrey's career 'driven' by home-road splits

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Lynne Sladky When Mike Pelfrey makes this pitch, the result is often determined by whether he's at home or on the road. The thing that frustrates Mets fans the most about Mike Pelfrey could be seen in the 3-2 pitch he threw to Austin Jac...

    Blog | July 10, 2011
  7. Defensive embarass-Mets

    Mark Simon

    The Mets many defensive lapses in this doubleheader (poor play in the outfield in Game 1, a botched double play that led to five runs in Game 2) led to a quick check of some sabermetric defensive statistics. The Mets entered the day ranked tied fo...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  8. Jeter could use return to Captain Clutch

    Mark Simon

    While the subject of Derek Jeter is fresh in everyone's minds, let's talk about this coming season and not about potential future positional changes: Jeter has a lot to work on this spring, including one aspect of his game over which hitting coach...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  9. A Giant leap forward

    Mark Simon

    Extra coverage from the set of Baseball Tonight.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2004
  10. Craziest game ever

    Mark Simon

    Extra coverage from the set of Baseball Tonight

    Story | Conversation | May 18, 2004
  11. Bonds family reigns supreme

    Mark Simon

    Extra coverage from the set of Baseball Tonight

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2004
  12. Remembering Jackie Robinson

    Mark Simon

    Extra coverage from the set of Baseball Tonight.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2004
  13. All that Kazz

    Mark Simon

    Baseball Tonight Extra

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2004