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  1. Top 10: Best pitching performances (part 1)

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoR.A. Dickey and Dwight Gooden are well-deserving in their inclusion on this list. This is the third in a series of top 10 lists we will be generating on the Mets this month. We've previously covered the New York Mets' most notable home runs ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Podcast: Happy Monday in baseball land

    Eric Karabell

    It's Final Four time in the greatest sport and Mark Simon and me discussed the good, bad and of course ugly as we started the week with Monday's Baseball Today podcast! 1. The Texas Rangers and their awesome bullpen got the jump on the battered De...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  11. Can the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies in 2011? Dar...

    Mark Simon

    We admit beating Philly may be wishful thinking ... but it's the holidays, after all.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2010
  12. Some options, like David Ortiz and Jon Garland, appear to be no-b...

    Buster Olney

    A close look at the options market shows some no-brainers out there, such as the Padres being able to lock up Jon Garland's inning-eating ways for another year at a good rate; in other cases -- we're looking at you, Berkman -- it's a no-brainer to pass.

    Blog | Conversation | September 17, 2010
  13. Rivals talk about facing New York Mets Hall of Famers Dwight Good...

    Mark Simon

    We talked to some old rivals to find out what it was really like to face Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2010
  14. Sonnanstine, Blanton survive on finesse

    Game 4 will be a matchup of two finesse pitchers, the Rays' Andy Sonnanstine and the Phillies' Joe Blanton.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 26, 2008
  15. That's Gross

    12:40 p.m. ET ESPN research guru Mark Simon reports that Gabe Gross is the first player to drive in two runs on zero hits in a World Series game since Manny Ramirez did it in Game 6 in 1997. --Jayson Stark Common ground (12:35 p.m. ET) Is bas...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2008
  16. Phillies hope to cash in at Citizens Bank

    Even more than Game 2 winner James Shields, ALCS MVP Matt Garza is becoming the Rays' go-to pitcher.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 23, 2008