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  1. Ignore the girth: Sandoval solid in field

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz Pablo Sandoval is adept enough to blow bubbles and field ground balls at the same time.Disregard the girth when it comes to making judgments about Pablo Sandoval's defense. Sandoval may match up size-wise with David Ortiz, but ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  2. Pedroia, Bradley Jr. worthy of Gold Gloves

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Getty ImagesDustin Pedroia and Jackie Bradley Jr. excelled on defense in a tough season for the Red Sox.The Boston Red Sox have three finalists -- Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Yoenis Cespedes -- for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, which wil...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  3. The Jeet Sheet: Career vs. Red Sox

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Ezra ShawOne view of "The Catch." All season long, ESPNNewYork has been paying tribute to Derek Jeter's career versus each American League team and select National League teams. This will be our final edition and it covers his career against the Bos...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  4. Making a Gold Glove case for Bradley

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Jackie Bradley Jr.'s demotion has one consequence pertinent come awards time in late October/early November. It makes the vote for the American League's Gold Glove center fielder that much more interesting. Bradley probably won't get a chance ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  5. Teams seem to know to pitch Cano away

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Robinson Cano continues to be pitched away with great regularity.Robinson Cano is 2-for-15 to start the season, mirroring the struggles he had in the 2012 postseason. Cano did get one hit in four turns in Friday's loss, but also notable was how he...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  6. The Series in Metrics: Mets vs. Padres

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Two out of three wasn't bad for the Mets' first series of the season. We return with our post-series recaps with this first offering of notes and numbers. Team Stat of the Series: They can hit! The Mets matched their best offensive output for the...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. Five notable Opening Day stats

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Opening Day produced a lot of statistics, some more meaningful than others. Let's go through the ones we found particularly noteworthy. 1. Jonathon Niese had his cutter working On a day where Niese didn't have his best curveball (it yielded three...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  8. What's the worst that could happen?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Yesterday we presented a best-case scenario for the Yankees, one that would net them 95 wins should everything break as we said it would. But what's the worst-case scenario for this group? The one where almost everything falls apart. Let's use ...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  9. Mets infield D has room for growth

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Getty ImagesThe Mets are looking for defensive improvement from Ruben Tejada and Ike Davis.Mets third base and infield coach Tim Teufel is a willing partaker when it comes to studying advanced defensive stats in conjunction with video analysis and sp...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  10. What's the best-case scenario for Yankees?

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    We've been fiddling with team WAR totals since a researcher named Glenn DuPaul (a student at Lehigh) did a study that showed that adding the sum of a team's Wins Above Replacement (per Baseball-Reference) added to 52, gives you a reasonable chance of...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  11. Positive for Mets OF: Likely not worst ever

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Doug Jones/USA Today SportsMaybe it won't be so bad for Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and company. The 2012 Mets outfield has a chance to be the worst among major league teams since ... last season? Reports of this Mets outfield rating among...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  12. Next step for Ike? Get right vs lefties

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Getty Images/AP PhotoIn 2010 (left) Ike Davis starred versus lefties. He's trying to return to that in 2013 (right).What's the next step for Ike Davis as a major-league hitter? Despite his 32 home runs, Davis hit a meager .227 with a .308 on-base ...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  13. 5 things to know about Shaun Marcum

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Jeffrey PhelpsMets fans can get used to seeing this look from Shaun Marcum in 2013.Notes, nuggets and numbers on new Mets acquisition, Shaun Marcum. He's no Chris Young ... well actually, he is Marcum is much different in stature from th...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. Mussina has a Hall-worthy case

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Mike Mussina's numbers rank among the best of his era.The other day I generated a list on Baseball-Reference.com of the top pitchers in wins above replacement in my lifetime (since 1975). The first four names on the list made perfect sense: Roger...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  15. Dickey's Cy competition a near match

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    The NL Cy Young race is intriguing, as the three finalists are very different in pitching style, but very similar in statistical accomplishments. The case could be made for any of the three. The winner will be announced on Wednesday night. Let'...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  16. Clayton Kershaws Cy Young competition a near match

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    The NL Cy Young race is intriguing, as the three finalists are very different in pitching style, but very similar in statistical accomplishments. The case could be made for any of the three. Let's look closely at the advantages for each. The ca...

    Blog | November 13, 2012