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  1. New York Yankees hunt for October with pitching, defense

    Johnette Howard

    Pitching and defense. That is what the Yankees are about now.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  2. Yankees shifting philosophy on defense

    Danny Knobler | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

    About the time the "Moneyball" movie came out, a spoof trailer made its way around the Internet. "Too Much Moneyball," it was called, and it presented the New York Yankees as the very opposite of everything Moneyball and the Oakland A's stood for. ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  3. Cardinals inability to hit lefty pitching among contender weaknes...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello examines early-season weaknesses that have emerged for three contenders, including the Cardinals, Dodgers and Tigers.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2014
  4. Atlanta Braves are being saved by their defense - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt writes why the Braves' defense deserves credit for saving its pitching staff thus far in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Prince Fielder's poor defense will make Texas Rangers a bad defen...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt explains why the Prince Fielder trade is going to be trouble for Rangers pitchers.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  7. Will Tigers turn it around on defense?

    David Schoenfield

    Is any team under more pressure than the Detroit Tigers in 2014? As much as a team can feel pressure. Loaded with as much frontline talent as any club in baseball, the Tigers have won three straight AL Central titles, winning 95, 88 and 93 games, but...

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  8. Red Sox thwarted rallies with defense

    Joe McDonald

    BOSTON -- Forget for a moment that Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino crushed a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to help Boston to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game 6 of the ALCS. Without their solid defense, the outcome...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  9. Erik Johnson yet to reveal pitching identity

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- After two major league starts, the Chicago White Sox still won't pass judgment on right-hander Erik Johnson. It's hard to get a proper read on a pitcher when the defense keeps letting you down. Miscues galore Tuesday left Johnson with s...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  10. Rapid Reaction: Tigers 9, White Sox 1

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox fell 9-1 to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday for the 10th loss in their past 12 games. How it happened: Erik Johnson's second career start wasn't much different from his first, as poor defense helped to ruin his day. ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  11. Iglesias brings familiar flash to Fenway

    Kyle Brasseur, Special to ESPNBoston.com

    BOSTON -- He may be in a different uniform, but former Red Sox shortstop Jose Iglesias still knows how to captivate a sellout crowd at Fenway. Visiting the park for the first time with his new team, the Detroit Tigers, Iglesias dazzled on defense,...

    Blog | September 02, 2013
  12. Defensive implications of deadline deals - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt looks at the defensive implications involved in some of the biggest MLB deadline deals. He believes Jose Iglesias, traded from the Red Sox to the Tigers, could be a long-term option at shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2013
  13. Ventura to keep Dayan Viciedo in OF

    Chuck Pleiness

    DETROIT -- As of now the Chicago White Sox have no plans of moving left fielder Dayan Viciedo into the infield on a permanent basis. Viciedo worked out at first base before Friday's game at Comerica Park against the Detroit Tigers, which led to th...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  14. Tigers' Doug Fister goes 8 strong innings to beat Phillies

    Alex Avila's two-run double in the fifth inning put Detroit ahead, and Doug Fister pitched eight impressive innings for the Tigers in a 2-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  15. Defense manages to get even worse

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox defense showed Tuesday that it hasn't hit rock bottom just yet. One of the worst defenses in baseball committed a season-high four errors in a 6-2 defeat to the Detroit Tigers. Conor Gillaspie, Adam Dunn, Dayan ...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  16. Detroit Tigers should bench Victor Martinez - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello writes that because Victor Martinez isn't hitting, the Tigers can upgrade their team in two ways by sitting him.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2013