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  1. Defensive storylines of the offseason: NL

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesJason Heyward, Miguel Montero and Howie Kendrick are notable defense-minded acquisitions. The major league baseball offseason still has a way to go, but I thought I'd take a look at how teams have changed defensively heading into 2015. ...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  2. New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long dismissed

    Wallace Matthews

    After a disappointing season in which their offense underperformed and their defense was often shoddy, the Yankees have dismissed their hitting coach, Kevin Long, and their infield/first base coach, Mick Kelleher.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  3. Cubs in '15: Where does young talent fit?

    Jesse Rogers

    ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes a look at the biggest storylines facing the Chicago Cubs during the offseason. Figuring out where all the pieces fit on defense for a young Cubs team is another storyline to keep an eye on moving forward. Where...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  4. Carlos Correa leads top 10 fantasy shortstop prospects -- fantasy...

    Christopher Crawford

    Who are the top long-term fantasy baseball prospects at shortstop? Christopher Crawford offers up his ranking of the top 10, led by Houston Astros prospect Carlos Correa.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2014
  5. Rapid Reaction: Brewers 4, Cubs 3

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Here's a quick look at the Chicago Cubs' 4-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday: How it happened: The Brewers got out to a 4-0 lead thanks to some poor defense and some early struggles by Jeff Samardzija. Jonathan Lucroy had a run-...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  6. Anthony Rizzo continues 'growing up'

    Sahadev Sharma

    CHICAGO -- Baseball is a fickle game. A month ago, many were wondering if Chicago Cubs' first baseman Anthony Rizzo could bounce back from a disappointing 2013 season. Could Rizzo hit lefties? Would the tendency for defenses to shift sink the pull-pr...

    Blog | May 04, 2014
  7. Milwaukee Brewers Carlos Gomez, Arizona Diamondbacks Gerardo Parr...

    Doug Mittler

    In ESPN The Magazine's Money Issue, Doug Mittler writes that as new defensive metrics gain relevance in MLB, bargain players like Carlos Gomez and Gerardo Parra won't be underpaid for long.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2014
  8. Cubs notes: Castro, Fujikawa progressing

    Jesse Rogers

    MESA, Ariz. -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro had no ill effects from his at-bats in a minor league game on Saturday and will hit again on Sunday before trying to play defense. While Castro will get another round of at-bats on Sunday, he wo...

    Blog | March 23, 2014
  9. In fan Q & A, Epstein defends ownership

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein came to the strong defense of team ownership near the end of an hour-long question-and-answer session with fans on Day 2 of the Cubs Convention on Saturday. "Here's the best thing about the Ricketts an...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  10. 2013 Cubs season review: Infield

    Jesse Rogers

    Jesse Rogers recaps the Cubs by position and looks at what changes might be in store for 2014. As expected the Chicago Cubs were solid on defense in the infield but a mixed bag at the plate in 2013. In a strange way, third base -- the biggest ques...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  11. Castro a mixed bag on defense

    Jesse Rogers

    MILWAUKEE -- Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro's defense came up Monday as manager Dale Sveum discussed his three candidates for the Gold Glove award. Darwin Barney, Welington Castillo and Anthony Rizzo are getting publicity for their work in...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  12. Who's on third next season?

    Jesse Rogers

    CINCINNATI -- Even though the Chicago Cubs have used three different third baseman this year (and none are budding stars), you might be surprised by the production they've gotten from the hot corner both on offense and defense. "We have 28 home ru...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  13. The history of glove-talking in baseball

    Jayson Stark

    Gloves aren't just for defense. They're also the preferred means of on-field communication among paranoid players everywhere.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  14. Cubs defense starting to come along

    Rob Rains

    ST. LOUIS -- Perhaps because he is only 5-foot-10, Darwin Barney is always looking at the little things that the Chicago Cubs can do to become a better team. He has seen one perfect example in the last several weeks -- the way the Cubs play defens...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  15. Padres-Reds Preview

    Padres-Reds Preview

    Preview | August 10, 2013
  16. Mets outfield now statistically respectable

    Mark Simon

    AP PhotoThe defense of Juan Lagares and Marlon Byrd has been key to the Mets' improvement.The Mets season didn't necessarily turn when Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his dramatic walk-off homer to beat the Chicago Cubs on June 16. It changed for the better...

    Blog | August 09, 2013