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  1. How do you pitch to Pablo Sandoval?

    Mark Simon

    Pablo Sandoval is in a pretty good place these days. He has hit .326 this postseason, has reached base in each of his past 23 postseason games, and he's about to play in his third World Series in five years. Two years ago in the Fall Classic, Sand...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. How do you defend vs. Lorenzo Cain?

    Mark Simon

    Kansas City Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain knows how to get you out. But how does a pitcher get Cain out? Cain is hitting .353 this postseason, with 12 hits in eight games. He won ALCS MVP honors partly by notching eight hits in the first three...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  3. Giants infield 'd' has been pretty good too

    Mark Simon

    USA TODAY Sports/Getty ImagesPablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford have been valuable for their defense this postseason.The Kansas City Royals outfield defense has gotten a lot of press, and rightfully so, for its outstanding work this postseason. ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  4. What would Pierzynski's impact be?

    Mark Simon

    Jayson Stark examined the storylines in play if Yadier Molina is healed enough to start in Game 3. But let's take a look at the impact of A.J. Pierzynski potentially starting, on a couple of different statistical fronts. As a fielder There is...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  5. Burning Questions: Is Lucas Duda for real?

    Mark Simon

    Well, I think we can all agree that keeping Lucas Duda was a good move, at least for the short term. Lucas Duda #21 1B New York Mets 2014 STATS GM153 HR30 RBI92 R74 OBP.349 AVG.253 Duda finished 2014 with 30 home runs and 3.7 Wi...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  6. Stats to know: Cardinals advance to NLCS

    Mark Simon

    The St. Louis Cardinals did it again. That applies to a lot of different things that happened on Tuesday night. They've advanced to the National League Championship Series for the fourth straight time, the first team to do so since the New York...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  7. How they won: Orioles advance to ALCS

    Mark Simon

    The Baltimore Orioles are headed to their first American League Championship Series since 1997. What were the keys to their sweeping the Detroit Tigers and what makes them dangerous moving forward? Three of them were on display in Game 3. Diff...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  8. Burning Questions: Will Wright rebound?

    Mark Simon

    What can the Mets expect from team captain David Wright moving forward? This isn't an easily answerable question for a number of reasons. David Wright #5 3B New York Mets 2014 STATS GM134 HR8 RBI63 R54 OBP.324 AVG.269 Most...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  9. Plenty of good moments for a 79-win team

    Mark Simon

    What were the moments and stats that will be best remembered from the 2014 season for the Mets? Here's one man's list. April 5- Ike Davis hits a pinch-hit walk-off grand slam as the Mets rally to beat the Reds, 6-3 for their second win of the seas...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  10. Gordon's slump a puzzler

    Mark Simon

    Royals manager Ned Yost has been faced with a conundrum of late- where to put slumping leftfielder Alex Gordon in the team's starting lineup. Alex Gordon #4 LF Kansas City Royals 2014 STATS GM152 HR19 RBI73 R85 OBP.350 AVG.265 Gor...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  11. Top stats to know: Pirates clinch playoff spot

    Mark Simon

    For the first time since the glory days of 1990 to 1992, the Pittsburgh Pirates are headed to the playoffs in consecutive seasons. The Pirates have been among baseball's best teams down the stretch and clinched no worse than a wild-card spot with the...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  12. deGrom rates as an elite Mets rookie

    Mark Simon

    Now that Jacob deGrom's rookie season is complete, let's put it into its proper place in Mets history. From a Mets standpoint, it was really good. Jacob deGrom #48 SP New York Mets 2014 STATS GM22 W9 L6 BB43 K144 ERA2.63 The Me...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  13. Wild card race stars: Donaldson & Kluber

    Mark Simon

    Two teams in the thick of the AL wild-card race got performances from their most valuable hitter and pitcher respectively when they were much needed. Hitter of the Day: Josh Donaldson, Athletics The Oakland Athletics needed a big day on offense i...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  14. Greene continues to show legitimacy

    Mark Simon

    It's starts like these that make you think the future for Shane Greene with the New York Yankees is pretty good. Shane Greene #61 SP New York Yankees 2014 STATS GM14 W5 L3 BB26 K76 ERA3.24 Greene pitched 6⅔ scoreless inning...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  15. Don't bunt on Anthony Rendon

    Mark Simon

    Washington Nationals infielder Anthony Rendon has made the jump from impressive rookie to elite player in the span of a season. Rendon has fared very well in the basic stats -- a .285 batting average with 20 home runs and 80 RBIs. He ranks sixth a...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  16. Top stats to know: 2014 Nationals

    Mark Simon

    The Washington Nationals are NL East champions for the second time in three seasons. They clinched the division title with a win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. The Nationals have been the best team in the National League for much of ...

    Blog | September 17, 2014