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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Buster Posey's 3 RBIs in Game 4 put Giants one win from Series

    Buster Posey drove in three runs and the San Francisco Giants took advantage of some clunky defense by St. Louis first baseman Matt Adams, beating the Cardinals 6-4 on Wednesday night to move within one victory of the World Series.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  6. Giants' Jake Peavy loses no-hitter in 8th, settles for win over B...

    Peavy takes no-hitter into 8th of Giants' 3-1 win

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | August 30, 2014
  7. Yasiel Puig of Los Angeles Dodgers moved to center field

    Mark Saxon

    The Los Angeles Dodgers have gone to Option No. 4 in their quest to find an every-day center fielder.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2014
  8. Sandoval is Giants' most valuable defender

    Mark Simon

    If the San Francisco Giants do emerge as the top team in the NL West this season, Pablo Sandoval's defense at third base may be a difference-maker. Some may find that odd, but if you disregard his girth, study the numbers and watch a little film, ...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  9. Braves stress the importance of defense

    Anna McDonald

    ST. LOUIS -- Andrelton Simmons' eyes tell him everything. He stands where the infield dirt meets the outfield grass. He prepares, knowing where each batter tends to hit the ball. He anticipates where the swing and the pitch will intersect, yet he say...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  10. Rapid Reaction: Dodgers 1, Indians 0

    Mark Saxon

    LOS ANGELES -- This new pitching-and-defense formula seems to be working pretty well. The Los Angeles Dodgers fixed their defense about a month ago, going from one of the worst-fielding teams to one of the steadiest. Their pitching was always good...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  11. Defense opens case in Bryan Stow trial with testimony from securi...

    A Major League Baseball security expert and former Secret Service agent testified Tuesday that the security he observed at Dodger Stadium on the day a fan was severely beaten was greater than any he had seen except for a presidential visit and the 2009 Wo

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  12. Notes on D: Giants benefit from shifts

    Mark Simon

    Is it perhaps a coincidence that the two National League teams currently playing at a 100-win pace, the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants, are the two rated to have fared the best at using defensive shifts? Perhaps. But it strikes us as w...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Madison Bumgarner, Giants top Dodgers in Yasiel Puig's return to ...

    Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 while working into the seventh inning and San Francisco Giants hit three home runs in a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers and Yasiel Puig on Saturday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 05, 2014