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Defensive metrics are confusing. So we asked a pro to explain how Red Sox fare

For this week’s Olde Towne podcast, we caught up with Sports Info Solutions’ Mark Simon (listen below) to discuss where the Red Sox stack up in some of the advanced metrics used to analyze defense.

Simon, who previously worked as a researcher and data guru for ESPN’s “Baseball Tonight,” joined SIS in 2018. The company creates metrics and tools to help major-league teams and NFL teams evaluate their players and aid in making strategic decisions on and off the field. Much of the information is available to the public as well, including in SIS’s most recent book “The Fielding Bible, Volume 5.”

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