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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. Rapid Reaction: Mets 4, Reds 3

    Ryan Clark |Special to

    CINCINNATI -- Takeaways from the Queen City, where the New York Mets got great pitching from Zack Wheeler, and just enough offense (due to some poor defense) to escape with a win: The result: In his first time facing the Cincinnati Reds, Wheeler ...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  3. Notes on D: Examining Puig, Heyward

    Mark Simon

    After making a catch against the New York Mets on Tuesday night, Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig fired a strike to the infield. A moment later, he realized that his catch ended the inning -- a harmless mistake, but perhaps indicative that Puig is s...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Mets all-in with Tejada?

    AJ Mass

    The New York Mets say they're prepared to head into the regular season with Ruben Tejada as their everyday shortstop, despite the fact that his spring play has been highlighted by shaky defense. On Thursday, Tejada committed his third error in just s...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  6. New York Mets and Oakland Athletics among clubs making sneaky imp...

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello looks at four teams that made sneaky improvements that flew under the radar.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2014
  7. Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez out with concussion

    All-Star catcher Salvador Perez, who was struck in the mask by a foul ball in the Kansas City Royals' win over the New York Mets on Saturday is going on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2013
  8. Ramirez vows better play ... again

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - After starting the season with high hopes, Chicago White Sox shortstop Alexei Ramirez finds himself struggling in the field with an American League-leading 12 errors and not meeting expectations he had for himself at the plate. Ramirez's...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  9. Schedule says time is now for White Sox

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Backed into a hole because of a stagnant offense, a Swiss cheese defense and a bullpen that has been anything but relief, the Chicago White Sox now have four-plus weeks to get it straight or kiss it all goodbye. And it might not be just...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  10. Yadier Molina's defensive importance for the St. Louis Cardinals ...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes about the important role that St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina plays in setting the team's defense, plus the usual news and notes from around baseball.

    Blog | Conversation | April 21, 2013
  11. Bad defense could undermine the Toronto Blue Jays' playoff hopes ...

    Scott Spratt

    Bad defense could undermine the Toronto Blue Jays playoff hopes, writes Scott Spratt.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  12. Melky Cabrera's agents unaware of scheme, according to union

    The baseball players' union concluded Melky Cabrera's agents didn't know about a scheme to create a phony website in a defense of his positive drug test but said they failed to properly manage the employees of the firm who tried to carry out the scheme.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012
  13. New York Mets have a glaring problem standing in the way of the p...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan writes that while the New York Mets have been a good story this season, their dreams of playing in October will quickly evaporate if they don't resolve their defensive weaknesses.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  14. Nick Swisher brings value to the Yankees through pure energy and ...

    Buster Olney

    There are obvious, tangible forms of value in baseball: Joey Votto's offense or Adam Jones' defense, for example. But as Buster Olney writes, Nick Swisher brings an intangible value to the Yankees through his energy and effort that should be appreciated.

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  15. 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
  16. Measuring defensive impact on this season's no-hitters - MLB

    Andrew Gibson

    Andrew Gibson of Baseball Info Solutions evaluates the role that good defense played in each of this season's no-hitters, ranking them in order from one to five.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2012