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  1. Royals No. 1 in MLB team defense ranks

    Buster Olney

    More and more, the use of defensive shifts is impacting the play of individuals. Last summer, there might not have been a better example than Jhonny Peralta. If a coach stood at the plate and mashed ground balls at Peralta and some of his peers, Pera...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. 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
  3. Nick Hundley, Colorado Rockies sign $6.25 million, 2-year deal

    The Colorado Rockies bolstered their defense and provided their young pitching staff with an experienced veteran behind the plate Monday when they finalized a $6.25 million two-year contract with catcher Nick Hundley.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2015
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Colorado Rockies are a true contender - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt writes why the Rockies are a legitimate contender this season. He points to a greatly improved defense as the main factor.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Yadier Molina of St. Louis Cardinals wins sixth straight Gold Glo...

    St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina won his sixth straight Gold Glove award Tuesday, making him one of four players in the World Series rewarded for superior defense this season.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  10. Michael Cuddyer extends hitting streak to 26 games in Rockies' wi...

    Nolan Arenado hit a game-ending single with two outs in the ninth inning Saturday to lift the Colorado Rockies to a 2-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants, losers of six straight for the first time in three years.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 29, 2013
  11. Rockies ride six-run first to win over Phillies

    Tyler Chatwood pitched five effective innings in his return from a triceps injury, Tyler Colvin homered during Colorado's six-run first, and the Rockies snapped a three-game losing streak with a 10-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 15, 2013
  12. Defense remains biggest worry

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - As shaky as the Chicago White Sox's offense has been, manager Robin Ventura's chief concerns still lie elsewhere. "I still like the defensive stuff," Ventura said when asked about the lack of run production. "We want to score runs and do...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  13. Top 10 lineups in MLB history

    Buster Olney

    Today, we rank the 10 best lineups in history -- and this has nothing to do with defense or pitching or nicknames. It's all about pure offensive dominance. 1. 1931 New York Yankees The 1927 Yankees have the best nickname in history,...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. Top 10 lineups in baseball history - MLB

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 lineups in history, starting with a Yankees lineup from more than 80 years ago. (Though it's not the one that you think.)

    Blog | Conversation | January 24, 2013
  15. Top 10 outfields in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Yesterday, I ranked the top 10 starting rotations in baseball. Today, the rankings for the best outfields in the majors -- as in offense, defense, the whole thing: 1. Los Angeles Angels This group has a chance to be something really special. Mik...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  16. Los Angeles Angels and Washington Nationals have two of the 10 be...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney ranks the top 10 outfields in baseball in today's blog.

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2013