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  1. Who had the worst defensive season ever?

    David Schoenfield

    Buster Olney ranked his top 10 team defenses in his blog post Thursday, which got me thinking about bad defense. I checked Baseball-Reference.com for their list of worst individual fielding seasons and thought it would be fun to look at the bottom 10...

    Blog | January 15, 2015
  2. Defense: 3 position switches that could help

    Garry Paskwietz

    As the Trojans wrap up the 2014 season and begin looking forward to spring ball, there will be discussion about any potential position switches that can be made. There aren't many holes in the returning USC depth chart that need to be filled, but the...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  3. Ichiro Suzuki, defense and career WAR

    David Schoenfield

    I wrote a post on Wednesday tied into our Hall of 100 list, touching on whether Derek Jeter was ranked too high at No. 31. I argued that in order to get Jeter somewhere close to No. 31 you have to believe the defensive metrics are wrong about Jeter's...

    Blog | January 09, 2015
  4. Defensive storylines of the offseason: AL

    Mark Simon

    Getty ImagesRussell Martin, Didi Gregorius and Yoenis Cespedes are notable defense-minded acquisitions. The major-league baseball offseason still has a ways to go, but we thought we'd take a look at how teams have changed defensively heading into 20...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Everyone going crazy about the Padres

    David Schoenfield

    A very rough, pretty optimistic estimate suggests that Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers will produce about 90 to 95 more runs than last year's Padres outfield. That's about 10 wins worth of offense. However, that doesn't include defense, which i...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  8. In defense of Billy Beane and the A's

    David Schoenfield

    From Tuesday's chat: mike (williamsburg va) I am curious - if Beane had stepped down last May and Amaro took over the A's and then proceeded to make the exact same deals, how do you think the choices would have been viewed? I get asked tha...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  9. Ignore the girth: Sandoval solid in field

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    AP Photo/Alan Diaz Pablo Sandoval is adept enough to blow bubbles and field ground balls at the same time.Disregard the girth when it comes to making judgments about Pablo Sandoval's defense. Sandoval may match up size-wise with David Ortiz, but ...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  10. Defensive player of year: Andrelton Simmons

    Mark Simon

    Mike Zarrilli/AP PhotosThere's nobody better on defense than Andrelton Simmons. Our selection for Defensive Player of the Year for 2014 is the same as our pick for 2013. And if we were guessing right now, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Sim...

    Blog | November 11, 2014
  11. Ramirez, Eaton miss out on Gold Glove

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- While the Chicago White Sox's defense was somewhat improved in 2014, it wasn't quite good enough to land an American League Gold Glove Award. Shortstop Alexei Ramirez and center fielder Adam Eaton each were finalists for the defensive a...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  12. Pedroia, Bradley Jr. worthy of Gold Gloves

    Mark Simon, ESPN Stats & Information

    Getty ImagesDustin Pedroia and Jackie Bradley Jr. excelled on defense in a tough season for the Red Sox.The Boston Red Sox have three finalists -- Dustin Pedroia, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Yoenis Cespedes -- for the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, which wil...

    Blog | November 03, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Eaton, Ramirez named Gold Glove finalists

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - A Chicago White Sox team that had its issues on defense at times in 2014 still had two players named Thursday as finalists for an American League Gold Glove Award. Center fielder Adam Eaton and shortstop Alexei Ramirez each were named fi...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  16. 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