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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Numbers: How Matt Harrison shut out SF

    Richard Durrett

    ESPN Stats & Information (shout out to Andrew Davis, Sam Farber, Justin Havens, Keith Hawkins, Justin Havens, Doug Kern, Katie Sharp, Mark Simon and Nate Jones) put together a look at how Matt Harrison threw his masterful five-hit shutout against the...

    Blog | June 09, 2012
  14. Podcast: Power rankings debate

    Eric Karabell

    Monday's Baseball Today podcast was taped with the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays playing a morning game in the background, but the big story in Beantown wasn't the game, as Mark Simon and I discussed. 1. What was Bobby Valentine thinking calli...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  15. Brett Lawrie: Offensive and defensive star?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Left: Brett Lawrie's swing rate against offspeed pitches out of the strike zone (16%) Right: Average right-handed hitter against those pitches (32%) Click here to create your own Lawrie heat maps Brett Lawrie made a major impression as a 21-ye...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  16. Podcast: Breaking down latest news

    Eric Karabell

    The Baseball Today podcast returned for Tuesday as a spirited Mark Simon and myself tackled many topics, not all of them the most pleasant. Then again, all is right with the world when your fave team signs Dontrelle Willis! 1. Ugh, Ryan Braun, are...

    Blog | December 13, 2011