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  1. Defensive storylines of the offseason: AL

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesRussell Martin, Didi Gregorius and Yoenis Cespedes are notable defense-minded acquisitions. The major-league baseball offseason still has a ways to go, but we thought we'd take a look at how teams have changed defensively heading into 20...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. 'Good guy' Allen a smart hire for the Twins

    Mark Simon

    A few years ago, during a conversation with a former major league manager in between tapings of "Baseball Tonight," the topic of my favorite baseball player came up. "Oh, he's one of the good ones," said the manager after giving me the usual puzz...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  3. A day in the life of the shift

    Scott Spratt and Mark Simon

    At around 8:16 p.m. ET on Tuesday night, Cleveland Indians slugger Carlos Santana hit a ground ball in the first inning that looked like it would be a base hit into a vacant spot in short right field. But out of nowhere, Minnesota Twins second basema...

    Blog | August 22, 2014
  4. 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
  5. The Jeet Sheet: Career vs. Twins

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Julie JacobsonDerek Jeter's playoff home run was one of many hits he had against the Twins All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Next up on the list is the Minnesota Twins, aga...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  6. Notes on D: Do NL teams play better D?

    Mark Simon

    Take a look at the list on the right and a pattern emerges. Of the top 11 teams in Defensive Runs Saved this season, 10 are from the National League. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are the only AL team in the bunch. The next-highest AL team ...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  7. Defensive player of month: Juan Lagares

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Alex Brandon Juan Lagares has made tough catches look routine since being recalled by the Mets. New York Mets rookie outfielder Juan Lagares had to beat out the best of the best to win the Defensive Player of the Month award for August. ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  8. One Mo Time: Rivera vs. Twins

    Katie Sharp and Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Kathy KmonicekMariano acknowledges the crowd after getting his record-breaking 602nd career save in a win over the Twins on September 19, 2011.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against team...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  9. Matthew Berry lists fantasy baseball statistics, sleepers and bes...

    Matthew Berry

    Matthew Berry opens the 2012 season with his traditional 10 lists of 10, including more loves, more stats to know and, of course, the best (printable) fantasy baseball team names as suggested by readers.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  10. Murphy's feat a first since 1979

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats & Information's Mark Simon passes along this interesting note on David Murphy reaching base via catcher interference in consecutive plate appearances. That hasn't happened in a major league game in more than 30 years. Bob Stinson of...

    Blog | April 11, 2010
  11. Pedroia hitting in all spots, even cleanup

    Dustin Pedroia drove home five runs while batting cleanup for the Red Sox in Tuesday's 14-2 win over the Orioles.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | September 02, 2008
  12. American League again dominates interleague play

    The American League went 149-102 during interleague play this year.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 29, 2008
  13. Rays feeling happy at home

    The Rays have finally made Tropicana Field feel like home

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 12, 2008
  14. Diamond Daily

    BASEBALL TONIGHT EXTRA Shake, battle and roll By Mark Simon, ESPN Research The wild-card races should be very exciting as the season hits its final month. Nothing has been decided. The Padres came close to pulling away from the pack, but now they'...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 29, 2007
  15. Diamond Daily

    BASEBALL TONIGHT EXTRA Impossible is nothing By Mark Simon, ESPN Research What could possibly happen next? That was the question being asked by the "Baseball Tonight" folks after they watched the Rangers set multiple modern-day major league record...

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 22, 2007
  16. A's looking to close the deal

    A wrap-up of Thursday's action in Major League Baseball.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2006