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  1. W2W4: Key hitters for Montero

    Mark Simon

    The Elias Sports Bureau tells us that the Mets are the first team in the modern era (since 1900) to have a streak of three straight major-league debuts by starters who pitched at least five innings and held their opponents scoreless. Rafael Monter...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  2. How do the Yankees get to 95 wins?

    Mark Simon

    Neither David Schoenfield nor Baseball Prospectus' PECOTA projections are bullish on the New York Yankees being an upper-echelon team in 2014. But what if the Yankees win in 2014 like they've spent this past offseason -- at a high volume? Let's...

    Blog | February 13, 2014
  3. Sorting through the numbers

    Mark Simon

    Random statistical observations on the Yankees that I found noteworthy through 20 games: • Through 20 games, the Yankees have an AL-best 28 homers (a pace for 227) and only seven stolen bases (Ichiro Suzuki and Brett Gardner have one st...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  4. Teixeira and Cano rewarded for golden 'D'

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesRobinson Cano and Mark Teixeira were terrific defensively in 2012. The Gold Glove Awards voters provided a couple of Yankees with some consolation on Tuesday night. After losing out last season, Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira and...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  5. Orioles return to Gold Glove glory

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesMatt Wieters, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones were rewarded for their defensive prowess this season. The Baltimore Orioles returned to winning in 2012 and they returned to their successful past in putting a trio of players on the Gold Glove wi...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  6. W2W4: ALCS Game 3

    Mark Simon

    For a closer look at some of Joe Girardi's lineup decisions heading into Game 3, check out our article from Monday. Phil Hughes Matchups To Watch Hughes has a couple of trouble spots to deal with in the Tigers' lineup. Keys to Victory Hugh...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  7. Inside Girardi's Game 3 decisions

    Mark Simon

    Joe Girardi has some interesting decisions to make regarding his lineup for Tuesday night when his team faces Justin Verlander. Let's take a stat-based look at five of them. What would you do in these cases? Share your thoughts in the comments sec...

    Blog | October 15, 2012
  8. July's best defenders: Barney, Tex, Reddick

    Mark Simon

    U.S. Presswire/Jerry LaiDarwin Barney's defense has been one of the best things to come out of the Cubs 2012 season. Who was the best defensive player of the month for July? For the first time, our panel of voters didn't have a consensus choice. ...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  9. First Pitch: A-Rod ok; Pujols next?

    Mark Simon

    Now that Alex Rodriguez has gotten past the struggles that kept him down through the season's first six games, who's next to break out? Albert Pujols is due and the Yankees should take heed. Pujols is off to a Mark Teixeira-like slow start to 2...

    Blog | April 14, 2012
  10. Nick Evans, under-the-radar asset?

    Mark Simon

    Anthony Gruppuso/US PresswireNick Evans' defensive skills could be of value down the road. You probably didn't notice that the Pittsburgh Pirates recently signed first baseman and outfielder Nick Evans to a minor league contract within the past tw...

    Blog | December 03, 2011
  11. W2W4: Angels at Yankees

    Mark Simon

    Debby Wong/U.S. PresswireA.J. Burnett's pitching struggles have led to a lot of grimacing recently. A.J. Burnett What2Watch4 Who knows what the Yankees will get from Burnett, who is 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA in his last six starts. He failed to earn a wi...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  12. W2W4: Yankees at Blue Jays (Sunday)

    Mark Simon

    Phil Hughes stat to watch Hughes got battered a bit by the Blue Jays in his four starts against them last season, allowing at least five runs in three of them. He was touched for three home runs in his most recent start against them last September, ...

    Blog | July 17, 2011
  13. Teixeira, Cano have small hole to close

    Mark Simon

    AP Photo/US PresswireRobinson Cano and Mark Teixeira haven't matched their past standards defensively so far in 2011 Things are going pretty well in Yankeeland at the moment, with nine wins in 12 games since Derek Jeter went down with his calf injur...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  14. Comerica trends troublesome to Yankees

    Mark Simon

    Comerica Park is not always a friendly place for the Yankees. The Yankees, who start a series there at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN tonight, are 21-22 all-time at Comerica Park. They hit .195 in four games there last season, losing three of them, though they...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  15. Today's Tex message: Happy Birthday

    Mark Simon

    In honor of Mark Teixeira's 31st bithday today, here are five nuggets to know about the slumping Yankees first baseman. 1-- Teixeira hit 275 home runs in his first eight major league seasons. That's the fifth-most for any player in the first eight...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  16. Twins-Yankees matchups to watch

    Mark Simon

    Tonight is the third game of a four-game set between the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees (7 ET on ESPN2). Since 2002, the Twins are 17-46 against the Yankees, their worst record against any opponent over that span. Did you know? In the last 20 s...

    Blog | April 06, 2011