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  1. Burning Questions: Who will be the Mets' biggest competitors in f...

    Mark Simon

    The problem for the New York Mets this offseason is that their needs coincide with the needs of other teams. Knowing the competition is an important part of decision-making, so we've culled out-of-town media reports and surveyed a few of our coll...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  2. Top stats to know: Giants at Tigers

    Mark Simon

    Every game is vital to the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants as the two teams battle for playoff position on "Sunday Night Baseball" this evening. The Giants are currently nestled as the first wild card and still within striking distance of...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  3. Stats to know: King Felix wins again

    Mark Simon

    Four numerically-inclined thoughts on Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, who secured a big win for his team against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday afternoon: Felix Hernandez #34 SP Seattle Mariners 2014 STATS GM29 W1...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  4. Oh, to be Young (and a winner) again

    Mark Simon

    Seattle Mariners pitcher Chris Young is having one heck of a comeback season. CabreraYoung, who has dealt with a multitude of injuries throughout his career, picked up his 12th win on Sunday and matched his career high for wins in a season. He p...

    Blog | August 17, 2014
  5. Kyle Seager's big step forward on defense

    Mark Simon

    Brandon Wade/Getty Images Kyle Seager is handling the hot corner very well for the Mariners this season. The Seattle Mariners look like a completely different team this season, with the biggest difference being how they've gone from terrible to s...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  6. Greene has been a major find for Yankees

    Mark Simon

    Shane Greene has been very effective when keeping the ball down. The New York Yankees have the ability to make a trade for another starting pitcher if they wish to do so. But the way Shane Greene has pitched for them, that might not be necessary....

    Blog | August 07, 2014
  7. Davis comes up big, but has issues to fix

    Mark Simon

    With super-nasty lefty Chris Sale on the mound for the Chicago White Sox on Monday night, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter decided to bench slumping slugger Chris Davis. Chris Davis #19 1B Baltimore Orioles 2014 STATS GM60 HR13 ...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  8. The Jeet sheet: Career vs. Mariners

    Katie Sharp & Mark Simon

    Al Bello/Getty ImagesDerek Jeter has been the picture of intensity on both sides of the field. 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 Seattle Mariners. The Yan...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  9. Hernandez's game reminiscent of perfection

    Mark Simon

    "I think he was better than when he threw the perfect game." -- Rays manager Joe Maddon after Sunday's game against the Seattle Mariners Felix Hernandez #34 SP Seattle Mariners 2014 STATS GM14 W8 L1 BB17 K106 ERA2.39 Yes, Felix...

    Blog | June 08, 2014
  10. Mariners, Swisher hitting in bad luck

    Mark Simon

    Every Monday, I tweet out a series of hard-hit ball leaderboards, ones that tell you how often players and teams are hitting a ball hard, and how often they're getting hits when they hit the ball hard. The decision of whether a ball is hard-hit or...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  11. Cano returns to his place of dominance

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    Robinson Cano has not supplied much power yet in 2014.Robinson Cano returns to a comfort zone-- the Bronx-- as the second baseman for the Seattle Mariners, who face the New York Yankees tonight to start a 10-game road trip. Cano was one of the mos...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. One Mo Time (Rivera vs. Mariners)

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    AP Photo/Elaine ThompsonMariano Rivera was a happy man after recording his 600th save in Seattle.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 regular s...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  15. One Mo time: Rivera vs. Mets

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    Getty Images/AFP/Don EmmertMariano Rivera was on top of the world after clinching the 2000 World Series.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 re...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  16. One Mo Time: Rivera vs. Rockies

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    Ezra Shaw/Getty ImagesMariano Rivera circa 2004 after getting a save against the Rockies for the first time.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 th...

    Blog | May 07, 2013