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  1. Notes on D: Shifts, Tigers, leaping Lough

    Mark Simon

    Take a look at the spray chart on the right. Omar Infante provides an interesting dilemma for teams that like to shift. It is the profile of a right-handed hitter, Kansas City Royals infielder Omar Infante, with an extreme tendency to pul...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  2. AL's defensive winter moves

    Mark Simon

    Today, Buster Olney rated the top defensive teams in the majors. We thought we'd take the time to look at the offseasons for each team from a defensive perspective. Here's our American League look. AL East Blue Jays: The transition from J.P. ...

    Blog | December 29, 2013
  3. The lament of Cabrera and Fielder

    Mark Simon

    When the Detroit Tigers look back on the opportunities they bungled in the 2013 ALCS, their biggest regrets on the offensive side are going to be the strikeouts by Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder with one out and runners on first and on third, trai...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  4. Stats to know: Tigers vs. Athletics (Game 5)

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesJustin Verlander (left) and Sonny Gray (right) struck out at least 9 and allowed zero runs in Game 2.The Detroit Tigers visit the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS tonight (8:07 ET/ESPN Radio). Detroit is 2-0 in ALDS Game 5s (2011 a...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  5. Crisp thriving at putting ball in right spot

    Mark Simon

    Who leads the majors in home runs over the last 12 days? It's not currently injured Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera or Baltimore Orioles slugging first baseman Chris Davis. The leaderboard is headed by a player of considerably smaller ...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  6. Saturday storylines: Scherzer vs. Harvey

    Mark Simon

    About the ESPN Hot Zone • Use the dropdowns to select sortable information about the player. • A color will appear when there are at least five at-bats using the selected criteria. • Click on the image to recei...

    Blog | August 24, 2013
  7. Five challenges: Detroit Tigers

    Mark Simon

    The Detroit Tigers are the most complete team the Mets will see this season and pose a host of formidable challenges. Here's a look at five of the obstacles the Mets will have to overcome tonight: 1. Cabrera's bat How good is Miguel Cabrera? Con...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  8. MLB All-Star Game memories

    Mark Simon

    A collection of former All-Stars share their thoughts on playing in the Midsummer Classic.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  9. Peralta the punisher thriving in 2013

    Mark Simon

    Jhonny Peralta has done a lot of damage within the strike zone this season. Jhonny Peralta's amazing season continued on Thursday night with a walk-off home run against Red Sox closer Andrew Bailey. Miguel Cabrera has been consistently great, ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  10. The year in MLB heat maps

    Mark Simon

    With 2012 about to come to a close, we thought we'd take one more look at the baseball season. We'll do so both in words and with heat maps-- visual images that may bring back a memory, or tell you something about the greatness of a particular mom...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  11. How do you defend against Miguel Cabrera?

    Mark Simon

    There is no team that Triple-Crown winner Miguel Cabrera shredded quite like the Oakland Athletics in 2012. Cabrera was 14-for-29 with three home runs and 14 RBI in seven games against Athletics pitching this season. How might the Athletics tr...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  12. Six angles on the Tigers' defense

    Mark Simon

    I went through our data and divided the information into six storylines to consider about the Detroit defense. A lot of this information is a starting point for discussions, and I'd suggest not viewing the numbers as absolutes, but as indicators. ...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  13. 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
  14. The Brian Matusz mystique

    Mark Simon

    Jeff Moffett/Icon SMI Brian Matusz dominated hitters at the end of last season. But will the same approach work in 2011? One of the keys to the Baltimore Orioles replicating their late-season success could be whether left-handed starter Brian Ma...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  15. Can Hamilton make up for missed time?

    Mark Simon

    Getty Images Josh Hamilton's offensive and defensive contributions make him the AL MVP favorite. Voters for the AL Cy Young had a decision to make on whether they valued wins or other statistical measures most when considering baseball's top pitc...

    Blog | November 23, 2010