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  1. Justin Turner, Dodgers' secret weapon

    Mark Simon

    Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw looks like he's going to win an MVP award with one of the most epic seasons by a National League pitcher in recent memory. But when you consider who the Dodgers' most valuable position player is, there's an extremely un...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  2. The Jeet Sheet: Jeter career vs. Rays

    Mark Simon and Katie Sharp

    AP Photo/Bill KostrounThe swing that resulted in Derek Jeter's 3,000th career hit.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Here's a look at his career against the Tampa Bays, whom the Yank...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Top stats to know: Yankees vs. Orioles

    Mark Simon & Justin Havens

    The Baltimore Orioles are closing in on clinching the American League East, while the New York Yankees are trying to make a run to reach the postseason. Those are the two primary storylines for the "Sunday Night Baseball" matchup on ESPN tonight. ...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
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  5. 0.2 percent ... better than no chance at all

    Mark Simon

    Go to a site such as Numberfire.com and you'll see that the Mets current chances of making the playoffs sit at 0.2 percent. The miracle of all miracles -- a comeback from 5.5 games out of the second wild card with 16 to play -- may sound like an im...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  6. DeGrom standing right near best in game

    Mark Simon

    Though the Mets are only 5.5 games out of the second wild-card spot, their chances of making the playoffs, according to Numberfire, is estimated at 0.1 percent. But Jacob deGrom's chances of winning the NL Rookie of the Year are considerably better. ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  7. Bills' Schmidt is ESPN's Punter of the Week

    Mike Rodak

    We knew that Colton Schmidt had a banner day punting for the Buffalo Bills in their 23-20 overtime win Sunday over the Chicago Bears. But according to ESPN research specialist Mark Simon, who picks a "punter of the week" each Tuesday, Schmidt was ...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  8. Flowers powers homers, rather than whiffs

    Mark Simon

    In a month's worth of games in which each defeat seemed worse than the last, the Oakland Athletics suffered one of their toughest losses of 2014, falling to the Chicago White Sox Monday in 12 innings. FlowersTyler Flowers hit the game-tying home...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  9. Geno Smith kept it short and sweet

    Mark Simon

    The first step for Geno Smith toward becoming an improved thrower for the New York Jets in 2014 is mastery of the short pass. Despite two turnovers (including a fumble deep in Oakland Raiders' territory) and a 32.3 Total QBR, Smith had a good day ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  10. 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
  11. The Jeet Sheet: Jeter vs. Royals

    Mark Simon & Katie Sharp

    Getty Images/Al BelloA chance meeting between future teammates Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon, circa 1997.All season we'll be tracking Derek Jeter as he prepares to play in his final series against each team. Here's a look at his career against the Kan...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Martinez fortunate, but results keep coming

    Mark Simon

    J.D. Martinez has consistently defied baseball statistical principles all season, and this latest hot streak is no different. Martinez hit the go-ahead home run in the ninth inning of a big win for the Detroit Tigers against the Cleveland Indians ...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  14. Lagares wins Defensive Player of August

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/John MinchilloThe eyes of Mets fans have been on the great glove of Juan Lagares. To assess the defensive abilities of New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares, we called upon a former major leaguer whose defensive skills were also top-not...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  15. Cabrera digs in, at least on Monday

    Mark Simon & Justin Havens

    It took Miguel Cabrera five swings of the bat to better his home-run production for the entire month of August. Cabrera got back on track with two home runs in a Tigers' rout of the Indians and their ace starter, Corey Kluber. Miguel Cabrera ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  16. Holliday clutch even when numbers down

    Mark Simon

    St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday's performance may have declined a bit this season, but you can still count on him for a high second-half RBI output. A day after driving in five runs in a win over the Chicago Cubs, Holliday had four RB...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  17. Matchup to watch: Gomes & Perez excel

    Mark Simon

    The Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals don't often find themselves under the "Sunday Night Baseball" spotlight. One of the other common bonds between these teams is how important the catchers are to their respective success this season. Indi...

    Blog | August 31, 2014