Matt Olson’s quiet Gold Glove campaign

By BRETT BITTIGER Few baseball pundits predicted that on August 16, the Oakland Athletics would be two games back in the AL West and in command of the second AL Wild Card spot. There has been ample coverage of several of the team’s sources of insurgence: Matt Chapman’s highlight reel…

Mark Simon 08.16.2018
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Sandy Leon’s defense makes him highly valuable

By EZRA RAWDON Red Sox catcher Sandy León has been the topic of much conversation in the baseball universe of late, thanks to this play and the fact that his team is 40-15 when he catches a winning percentage nearly 30 points higher than their absurd overall pace of .698.…

Mark Simon 08.10.2018
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Who was July’s best defensive player?

​By MARK SIMON The Brewers are dominating defensively and their outfielders are dominating our Defensive Player of the Month award. We’re picking a Brewers outfielder again, giving Keon Broxton top honors for July. Among those Broxton edged out was his teammate, Lorenzo Cain, who won the award in May. Broxton’s offense did…

Mark Simon 08.02.2018
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