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  1. James Loney among potential bargain free agents - MLB

    Ben Jedlovec

    James Loney is one of a few slick fielders who will be free-agent bargains this winter.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  2. Miguel Cabrera's defense is critical to Detroit Tigers' playoff h...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec writes that Miguel Cabrera has played surprisingly adequate defense at third base this season, and that he'll have to keep it up for the Tigers to make the postseason. Plus, other players whose 'D' is critical for their teams' playoff hopes.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2012
  3. The Toronto Blue Jays and progressive approaches to the defensive...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions looks at how Toronto's Brett Lawrie was piling up impressive advanced stats by exploiting an oversight in some defensive metrics.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  4. Mike Trout, Brett Lawrie part of first-half defensive All-Star te...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec provides his defensive All-Star picks, identifying the top defenders at every position for the first half of the season.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2012
  5. Saving runs isn't the only way the Seattle Mariners' defense help...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec explains how the Seattle Mariners defense saves Felix Hernandez. (Hint: It's not just about runs.)

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  6. Defensive upgrades for Tigers, Mets, Orioles, Marlins, Cardinals ...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions provides possible defensive upgrades that six playoff contenders (Tigers, Mets, Orioles, Cardinals, Marlins, Pirates) can make in order to remain in the postseason mix.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2012
  7. Can Detroit Tigers' offense overcome its poor defense? - MLB

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions writes that the Detroit Tigers are on pace to post very poor defensive numbers this season, and that it will be tough for the offense to do enough to overcome that weakness and still make the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2012
  8. Derek Jeter and Matt Kemp among players not helping their pitcher...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec looks at fielders who are affecting certain pitchers' bottom lines, such as Derek Jeter and Matt Kemp.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  9. Secret to Toronto Blue Jays early success is stellar defense - ML...

    Ben Jedlovec

    How are the Blue Jays succeeding despite Jose Bautista's slump? Amazing defense.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2012
  10. Teams whose defense could earn them or cost them postseason berth...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec provides his list of three contenders whose defenses could cost them a postseason berth, and three contenders whose defenses are good enough to help them earn a trip to the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2012
  11. MLB - Albert Pujols, Carlos Pena and other free agents whose defe...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec used Baseball Info Solutions' defensive metrics to break down this year's best and worst defensive free agents.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  12. MLB - Philadelphia Phillies have poor defensive numbers

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions writes that the Philadelphia Phillies' defense has been one of the worst in the nation this season and that the team's record and pitching numbers would be even more impressive were it not for their questionable D.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2011
  13. MLB - A.J. Burnett hurt by New York Yankees' poor fielding

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solution writes that a good portion of A.J. Burnett's struggles for the New York Yankees this season can be attributed to the poor defensive support he's had behind him.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2011
  14. Tigers' Jackson best on D in August

    Ben Jedlovec

    As introduced in John Dewan's "The Fielding Bible -- Volume II," Baseball Info Solutions (BIS) analyzes eight aspects of defense and calculates the number of runs each fielder saves relative to others at his position. Brett Gardner currently leads b...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  15. MLB - Pittsburgh Pirates have fallen off this year but still have...

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec digs deep into the Pittsburgh Pirates and analyzes where they fell off this season. If their pitching and defense continues to improve, the Pirates could be real NL Central contenders in the near future.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  16. MLB - Zack Greinke hurt by poor infield defense

    Ben Jedlovec

    Ben Jedlovec of Baseball Info Solutions takes a look at Brewers pitcher Zack Greinke's struggles, noting that poor infield defense is giving him trouble, but that a turnaround is still possible.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2011