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  1. 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
  2. Ellsbury, Jeter, McCann are failing Yankees

    Mark Simon

    Both run-scoring base hits by the Kansas City Royals on Sunday came on balls New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury came close to catching, but couldn't quite come up with. Ellsbury Defensive Runs Saved Past 4 Seasons 2014 -6...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  3. Stats to know: The Subway Series

    Mark Simon

    Both the New York Mets and New York Yankees enter this year's Subway Series a little cold, though the Mets can say they have a sliver of momentum after rallying from three runs down in the ninth inning to beat the Philadelphia Phillies, while the Yan...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  4. What made Gee opener-worthy?

    Mark Simon

    "I'm sure there was [a mechanical change]. We're always kind of tinkering with mechanical things. But I think 90 percent of it is I just changed mentally. I got a lot more aggressive. This game is all confidence, too. Mentally you have to be in the r...

    Blog | March 30, 2014
  5. How do the Yankees get to 95 wins?

    Mark Simon

    Neither David Schoenfield nor Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections are bullish on the New York Yankees being an upper-echelon team in 2014. But what if the Yankees win in 2014 like they've spent this past offseason -- at a high volume? Let's...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  6. 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
  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. Robertson proving a worthy successor

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Wells, Hafner, Youk finding early success

    Mark Simon

    Entering 2013, the expectations for Kevin Youkilis, Vernon Wells and Travis Hafner ranged from unknown to minimal, based on the past struggles that each has endured, and the downward path their respective careers have taken. But the three have com...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  12. Robertson pays price for missing his spot

    Mark Simon

    ESPN Stats & InformationThe difference between where David Robertson wanted to throw his pitch to Adam Jones (top of image) and where the pitch ended up (right side of image). One often hears about a pitcher "missing his spot." On Thursday, David Ro...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  13. Evan Longoria's amazing season continues

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Chris O'Meara Evan Longoria celebrates with teammates after hitting the game-winning HR (his second of the night) as the Tampa Bay Rays won the American League Wild Card berth. Evan Longoria had a heck of a season for a guy who finished ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  14. Notes and nuggets from an Amazin' win

    Mark Simon

    Additional notes from Sunday's improbable win in the Subway Series finale in Flushing ... Ronny Paulino #9 C New York Mets 2011 STATS GM36 HR1 RBI10 R9 OBP.388 AVG.349 1-- Ronny Paulino's two-out, game-tying hit was among the "c...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  15. Buyer beware on Cliff Lee

    Mark Simon

    If you were New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, on that plane to Arkansas to meet with Cliff Lee, how comfortable would you be with offering the ace left-hander a long-term contract? Whatever you think your comfort level is, take it do...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  16. Cliff Lee buyers beware: Free-agent pitchers often flame out

    Mark Simon

    The history of free agency is littered with starting pitchers who went bust.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2010