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  1. Didi's D: Web Gems aplenty

    Mark Simon

    Don't be shocked if Didi Gregorius leads the majors in Web Gems in 2015. Gregorius is a vastly different type of defender than Derek Jeter was. Gregorius' game is about the "wow" factor. Highest Good Play/Misplay Ratio 2014 Season (Shortsto...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  2. Sizing up the best World Series Web Gems

    Christina Kahrl

    There's something ironic about talking about some of the best plays in World Series history when the key feature of the first two games of this year's Fall Classic have been the defensive miscues that decided the outcome. But as quickly as we've judg...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  3. Machado is your 2013 Web Gem champ

    Mark Simon

    Roy Absalon/USA TODAY SportsManny Machado will reign supreme in Web Gems for 2013. Web Gems are fun. Players like them. Fans like them. There's no reason not to like them. They've been a staple on "Baseball Tonight" since the term was coined by th...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  4. Web Gem: Andrus' catch helps Wolf to win

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Elvis Andrus's defense hit a slight bump against Oakland with two errors in two games. He made up for it with a game-saving, over-the-shoulder catch in the fifth inning of Wednesday's 3-1 victory over the A's at Rangers Ballpar...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  5. Web Gem: Adrian Beltre does it again

    Todd Wills

    Does anyone ever get tired of the spectacular defense of third baseman Adrian Beltre? The four-time Gold Glove winner was at it again in Tuesday's 6-3 loss, making one of his best plays in his Rangers career for the final out of third inning. B...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  6. Web Gem: Ian Kinsler earns Wash's salute

    Todd Wills

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Ian Kinsler is streaking at the plate, with hits in seven straight games. He also made the Rangers Web Gem of the Week on Tuesday night. Kinsler went behind second base on a ground ball in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 10-6 v...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  7. Web gem: Elvis, Yu dazzle with bare hand

    Todd Wills

    Shortstop Elvis Andrus' defense is so good sometimes it can be taken for granted. Pitcher Yu Darvish is athletic enough to field his position. Both made spectacular bare-handed plays in the last week that can easily be taken for granted. Andrus...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  8. Web Gem: Craig Gentry makes play of year

    Todd Wills

    The Rangers will certainly make other great defensive plays this season. Third baseman Adrian Beltre is a perennial Gold Glover. Shortstop Elvis Andrus is as good as it gets at his position. It will be difficult to top center fielder Craig Gentry'...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  9. Web Gem: Nelson Cruz makes running catch

    Todd Wills

    Each Thursday during the season, we'll reveal our Web Gem of the Week for the Texas Rangers: Right fielder Nelson Cruz made a running catch in Monday's 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays that kept the game tied in the top of the second inning. ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  10. Web Gem: Mitch Moreland keeps perfect game going

    Todd Wills

    Each Thursday during the season, we'll reveal our Web Gem of the Week for the Texas Rangers: You can't blame us for having a smaller sampling size to pick our winner -- for a few reasons. First, there were only three games to choose from, inste...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  11. Braves rookie Simmons already elite SS

    Mark Simon

    You've got to be a pretty good defender to win defensive player of the month honors over a guy who made eight Web Gems this month and another who made several terrific plays and arguably the best catch of the season a few days ago. But when our pa...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  12. Web Gems: A.J. Latest, Jeter speaks, Tex should bunt

    Andrew Marchand

    * Wally has a source saying A.J. to the Pirates "has legs." The sticking point to the trade is the money and players, which is not unusual in such talks. * I go 25/25ing on Joba and come to the realization that the best of Joba is behind him for ...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  13. Rangers on top of ESPN Web Gem list

    Richard Durrett

    Mark Simon, of ESPN's Stats & Information, noticed he'd been seeing a lot of Rangers on ESPN's Web Gems. So he checked, and the Rangers have more Web Gems than anyone in the majors. Heading into Wednesday's games, Texas led the majors with 37 Web...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  14. Twitterview with Adam Jones

    Steve Berthiaume

    "Baseball Tonight" is literally a show consisting of highlight-reel plays, but our Web Gems segment represents the defensive creme de la creme. This season, we're running a nightly voting competition: The best defensive play from each night -- the No...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  15. The evolution of Chicago Cubs infielders Starlin Castro and Darwi...

    Jerry Crasnick

    They're not quite Tinker and Evers, but Starlin Castro and Darwin Barney are fun to watch.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2011
  16. Pirates 6, Cubs 3

    Bruce Levine

    The good: The Chicago Cubs tallied 11 hits and four players registered multi-hit games. Starlin Castro's three hits were a team high. Castro's two Web Gems were the highlight of the game defensively. The bad: Ryan Dempster surrendered two home run...

    Blog | April 01, 2011