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  1. Pence gets exactly the pitch he needed

    Mark Simon

    Wednesday on ESPN.com, writers discussed the importance of Buster Posey and Pablo Sandoval to the San Francisco Giants' playoff chances. But let's not forget their wins above replacement leader, Hunter Pence. Hunter Pence #8 RF San Franci...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Against all odds: HR for Uggla, W for Avilan

    Mark Simon

    The reports of Dan Uggla's baseball departure were perhaps a tad premature. One of the kookiest games of the 2014 season had a goofy conclusion, with Uggla hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning against fill-in closer Jake Diekman to give the At...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  3. Series in review: Mets vs. Reds

    Mark Simon

    The Mets won two of three to the Cincinnati Reds over the weekend. Here's a look at some of the statistical storylines that emerged from those games. Moment of the series: Davis' walk-off homer Ike Davis' first home run of 2014 was a memorable on...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  4. Inside the data: Howard, Rollins, Phillies' D

    Mark Simon

    Jerry Crasnick took a look at the state of the Philadelphia Phillies, noting a number of issues that general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. faces heading into the 2014 season. We scoured our data to put some of these issues into a visual form. Here are t...

    Blog | January 25, 2014
  5. The series in Metrics (Mets vs Phillies)

    Mark Simon

    Notes and statistical highlights from the Mets series split with the Philadelphia Phillies: So Niese to have you here Jonathon Niese became the second pitcher in Mets history to pitch a shutout and have three RBIs in the same game. Pete Falcone d...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  6. One Mo Time (Rivera vs. Dodgers)

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    AP Photo/Kathy Willens Mariano Rivera gets kudos from Don Mattingly after a spring training win in 2005.For the remainder of the 2013 season, we will look ahead to Mariano Rivera's matchups against teams he will be facing for the final time in the r...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  7. The series in Metrics (Mets vs. Phillies)

    Mark Simon

    There is little good to say about the Mets being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies, so we'll quickly run through some of the notes and get on to more interesting topics of business. Phillies quite comfortable in New York The Mets have lost six s...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  8. Molina, Barney, Heyward stats good as Gold

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesYadier Molina, Darwin Barney and Jason Heyward were statistically-dominant on the defensive side. Here's a look at the notable storylines involving the NL's Gold Glove victors. Molina takes the 5th St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier M...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  9. Will Trout, Braves OF win Gold in 2012?

    Mark Simon

    The baseball season is over, but the baseball awards season begins Tuesday night. Rawlings will name its Gold Glove Award winners today at 9:30 pm ET on ESPN2. What are some of the storylines we'll be following this year? Reel in a Trout? T...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  10. What if the Mets did trade David Wright?

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/Tony TribbleHow chagrined would David Wright be if he were traded? There are probably conversations taking place this week between David Wright and his reps with Sandy Alderson and his crew, trying to get a handle on the Mets future plans, ...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  11. Alvarez owns Cardinals, but no one else

    Mark Simon

    Everyone but the Cardinals seems to know how to get Pedro Alvarez out.There is perhaps no player in baseball whose performance against one team has been as significant this season as Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been against the...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  12. Friday's podcast: Rangers, R.A. Dickey

    Eric Karabell

    We closed another fine week of Baseball Today podcasts with Friday's episode, in which Mark Simon and I discussed interesting Thursday performances, previewed the weekend and much more! The Texas Rangers don't look like playoff locks anymore, whi...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  13. Hamels/Harper matchup brings intrigue

    Jeremy Lundblad & Mark Simon

    Bryce Harper is off to a strong start through his first seven games, though he's been susceptible to pitches down and away. Sunday Night Baseball will be the setting for not just a pretty good pitchers duel, but the latest appearance for Washington ...

    Blog | May 06, 2012
  14. What's next for Chase Utley?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Chase Utley's numbers have dipped significantly over the past two seasons as the Philadelphia Phillies second baseman has battled through some injuries. Utley's biggest decline has come against left-handed pitching. In 2009, he hit .288 with 11 ho...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  15. Is Rollins on a defensive decline?

    Mark Simon

    Howard Smith/US PresswireJimmy Rollins doesn't rate as well as he used to in advanced defensive metrics, but ranks highly by systems of video review. It was not just Jimmy Rollins offensive decline that may have scared some teams off from signing hi...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  16. Molina, Ellsbury golden with the glove

    Mark Simon

    US Presswire The strong defensive efforts made by Matt Kemp and Jacoby Ellsbury won them Gold Gloves in 2011. On Tuesday night, ESPN and Rawlings announced the Gold Glove Award winners for 2011. There were 18 players selected for Gold Gloves and ni...

    Blog | November 01, 2011