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  1. Is Seattle set for a playoff run?

    AJ Mass

    Are the Seattle Mariners favorites to win their division, if not the World Series, in 2015? As Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times points out, "The pieces appear to be in place. The pitching and defense should remain outstanding. If the offense can ris...

    Blog | December 28, 2014
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  5. Everyone going crazy about the Padres

    David Schoenfield

    A very rough, pretty optimistic estimate suggests that Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers will produce about 90 to 95 more runs than last year's Padres outfield. That's about 10 wins worth of offense. However, that doesn't include defense, which i...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  6. In defense of Billy Beane and the A's

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat: mike (williamsburg va) I am curious - if Beane had stepped down last May and Amaro took over the A's and then proceeded to make the exact same deals, how do you think the choices would have been viewed? I get asked tha...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  7. Will Braves make a deal?

    AJ Mass

    David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution interviewed Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez earlier this week and asked him what his defense might look like in 2015. "Evan Gattis would catch, right now as we stand. Justin Upton in left field,...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  8. Gregorius a significant upgrade for NYY

    Buster Olney

    A scout who isn't employed by the New York Yankees spent some time Friday lauding the defense of Didi Gregorius, especially his range. Gregorius is not an elite player with the glove, the scout said, but he's certainly above average. A natural que...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  9. 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
  10. Red Sox get premium player at good price

    Keith Law

    I thought Hanley Ramirez might crack the $20 million per year mark given his age, offensive potential and the fact that a "down" year from him still produced 3.5 WAR -- and that's including his atrocious defense at shortstop. Assuming the reported de...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  11. Defensive player of year: Andrelton Simmons

    Mark Simon

    Mike Zarrilli/AP PhotosThere's nobody better on defense than Andrelton Simmons. Our selection for Defensive Player of the Year for 2014 is the same as our pick for 2013. And if we were guessing right now, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Sim...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  12. Here's how Yankees handle A-Rod fiasco

    Buster Olney

    The Miami Herald story on Alex Rodriguez confirmed what many probably already assumed: that his ardent and angry defense of 2013, his words and his legal strategy, was spectacular deceit. And by spectacular, I mean sheer enormity, not quality. He ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  13. Ramirez, Eaton miss out on Gold Glove

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago White Sox's defense was somewhat improved in 2014, it wasn't quite good enough to land an American League Gold Glove Award. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez and center fielder Adam Eaton each were finalists for the defensive a...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  14. Best and worst Gold Glove selections - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Baseball Info Solutions' Scott Spratt identifies the best and worst 2014 Gold Glove selections.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2014
  15. 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
  16. San Francisco Giants playing excellent defense behind Madison Bum...

    Scott Spratt

    Though the Kansas City Royals have played better defense overall in the World Series, the San Francisco Giants have played the best behind ace Madison Bumgarner. Scott Spratt explores.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2014
  17. Eric Hosmer's sixth-inning RBI gives Royals 2-1 World Series lead...

    Jeremy Guthrie pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, Lorenzo Cain drove in an early run off Tim Hudson and made a pair of nifty catches, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 on Friday night to take a 2-1 World Series lead.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  18. Kansas City Royals Royals shift Lorenzo Cain to right field for G...

    Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain will be moved from center field to right for Game 3 of the World Series to boost defense in one of AT&T Park's trickiest positions.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2014
  19. Eaton, Ramirez named Gold Glove finalists

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - A Chicago White Sox team that had its issues on defense at times in 2014 still had two players named Thursday as finalists for an American League Gold Glove Award. Center fielder Adam Eaton and shortstop Alexei Ramirez each were named fi...

    Blog | October 23, 2014