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  1. Top 10 starting pitchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    This is the final installment of the position rankings and it has been an enjoyable exercise, culling through opinions from evaluators, getting feedback from some players, picking the brains of some really smart scouts. Justin Havens, Mark Simon and ...

    Blog | December 03, 2014
  2. Defensive storylines for the NLCS

    Mark Simon

    The San Francisco Giants-St. Louis Cardinals matchup may not have the pizazz of the Baltimore Orioles and Kansas City Royals in terms of outstanding defensive play, but there are a number of interesting things worth keeping an eye on. Both teams a...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Defensive Player of Month: Pablo Sandoval

    Mark Simon

    You may recall that we recently pointed out San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval's outstanding defensive prowess this season. As it turned out, much of that success came in July. Sandoval was a near-unanimous selection by our 10-...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. Sandoval is Giants' most valuable defender

    Mark Simon

    If the San Francisco Giants do emerge as the top team in the NL West this season, Pablo Sandoval's defense at third base may be a difference-maker. Some may find that odd, but if you disregard his girth, study the numbers and watch a little film, ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  6. Notes on D: Giants benefit from shifts

    Mark Simon

    Is it perhaps a coincidence that the two National League teams currently playing at a 100-win pace, the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants, are the two rated to have fared the best at using defensive shifts? Perhaps. But it strikes us as w...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  7. Jeet Sheet: Brewers, Cubs, Pirates, Cards

    Katie Sharp and Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Ed BetzDerek Jeter hits his only career grand slam in a game against the Cubs on 2005.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. During the next three weeks starting Friday May 9, t...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  8. W2W4: CC Sabathia vs. Giants

    Mark Simon

    Three things to watch for from CC Sabathia against the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Pitch selection: Whither the changeup Last night Boston Red Sox starter John Lackey did something he hadn't done in any start over the past five seasons....

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  9. Second half: Five reasons NOT to watch

    Mark Simon

    Five reasons for Mets pessimism in the second half of the season: 1. They're just not that good: Any talk of a .500 finish or delusions of a chase for the second wild card or the NL East lead is silly when you look at the overall body of work: a 4...

    Blog | July 17, 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. What will it take for a Harvey no-no?

    Mark Simon | ESPN Stats & Information

    Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds threw the first no-hitter of the season (and second of his career), defeating the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. New York Mets ace Matt Harvey has looked capable of throwing a no-hitter many times this s...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  12. Mike Trout still producing on offense

    Kenton Wong

    AP Photo/David KohlMike Trout is having another incredible season despite falling behind last year's numbersA couple of weeks ago my colleague Mark Simon wrote about Mike Trout and his defensive shortcomings this season, but on the offensive side of ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  13. Welcome to the show: Inside Cole's debut

    Mark SImon

    The Pittsburgh Pirates will unleash one of baseball's most promising prospects as former No. 1 pick Gerrit Cole takes the mound on Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Here's a look at some of the key stats to know about tonight's match...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  14. Remembering Ventura: A very valuable Met

    Mark Simon

    Atan Honda/AFP/Getty ImagesRobin Ventura's grand slam single was a celebratory moment for the 1999 Mets.With the White Sox in town for a two-game stay in Queens, we look at where Chicago manager Robin Ventura ranks in Mets history among those that ha...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  15. Best defensive seasons for each franchise

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats and Information

    Everyone has things they like to do to kill time during the baseball offseason, particularly on days in which massive snowstorms blanket the East Coast. Our editor, Dave Schoenfield, likes to make lists of things like the best one-season wonders. ...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  16. Mets ZiPS projections come up a little light

    Mark Simon

    One of the internet's popular baseball projection systems is ZiPS, a mathematical-based compilation produced by ESPN Insider Dan Szymborski. What is ZiPS? * Projection system * Weights player's previous 3-4 seasons ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013