Here’s everything we know about newest Eagles safety Anthony Harris

The Eagles quietly made their biggest splash of free agency by inking Vikings safety Anthony Harris to a one-year, $5 million contract. A ballhawk and team leader, here’s what we know. Standing 6-foot-1, 202 pounds, Harris can do it all, and worked his way from an undrafted free agent to one of the premier deep […]

The best draft prospect cornerbacks in every type of coverage

When you’re looking to add a cornerback to your roster via free agency, trade, or the draft, you had better consider scheme fit and skill sets, or you’re basically hurling free agent money, the players and/or picks you gave up in a trade,  and/or draft capital, right out the window. Negative examples abound, but let’s […]

The 10 Best Defensive Players in MLB Entering 2021 Season

With strikeouts rising on an annual basis, defense is becoming something of a dying art form in Major League Baseball. Yet some are doing what they can to keep it alive. We thought we’d honor these guys by counting down the top 10 defenders in MLB right now. We did our best to narrow down […]

Jackie Bradley Jr. and His Glove Are Milwaukee-Bound

Jackie Bradley Jr. may or may not be the best defensive centerfielder in the game. Metrics have never loved him quite as much as the eye test suggests they should — accordingly, he’s never been honored with a Fielding Bible award — but there are those who believe he’s without peer among his contemporaries. At […]

Dorian Strong rewarded Virginia Tech’s recruiting faith with an instant impact

BLACKSBURG, Va. — DaLawn Parrish was baffled. The Dr. Henry Wise High coach in Upper Marlboro, Md., knew he had a player in Dorian Strong, a decently sized defensive back who was a track standout, coming from a state-power football program that has produced numerous Division I college prospects and a few NFL players over […]

LSU 2021 projected depth chart: How will new DC Daronte Jones jump-start the defense?

The scheme isn’t changing. At least not drastically. Ed Orgeron wanted an attacking 4-3 defense last year under Bo Pelini, and new LSU defensive coordinator Daronte Jones clarified in his media debut Tuesday he will operate primarily out of a four-man front again. This information comes well-timed for a new defensive depth chart projection, where […]

‘We couldn’t resist’: Andrelton Simmons has the Twins thinking big defensively

Andrelton Simmons is one of the best defensive shortstops ever, a four-time Gold Glove winner whose plus-191 Defensive Runs Saved rank third in MLB history behind Ozzie Smith and Mark Belanger. However, last year’s DRS was negative for the first time in his career, naturally leading to questions about whether he’s lost a step at […]

Simba out to ‘keep everybody on their toes’

It’ll probably be best for opposing hitters to avoid the left side of Minnesota’s infield in 2021. The Twins have their new starting shortstop after signing free agent Andrelton Simmons to a one-year, $10.5 million deal on Sunday. It’s an addition that figures to benefit Minnesota in several different ways, as Simmons not only provides a steep […]

Reds Have Considered Amed Rosario

The Reds have considered a run at Indians shortstop Amed Rosario as an alternative to spending on the free-agent market, reports Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter link). MLB Network’s Jon Heyman hears the same, tweeting that while Cincinnati has maintained interest in Didi Gregorius, he might prove too expensive an option. Cincinnati has rampantly slashed payroll this […]

Springer off board, what’s next for Mets?

At his introductory press conference in November, incoming Mets owner Steve Cohen offered a dose of reality. Cohen, a multibillionaire many times over, pledged liberal funds to the Mets’ 2021 roster. But he warned that his primary goal was to create a sustainable winner, which meant administering restraint when needed. The Mets, Cohen said, would […]

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