Rangers’ Kiner-Falefa Hopes to Cap Off 2020 Season With a Gold Glove

For the most part, 2020 has been a season to forget for the Texas Rangers and their fans. The starting rotation didn’t play out as expected, the lineup fell victim to Murphy’s law, and the front office wasn’t able to land the deal they were looking for at the trade deadline.  However, there have been […]

After walkoff, could a Gold Glove be in Jacob Stallings’ future?

After watching his dad crack a walkoff home run on Tuesday night, Emmitt Stallings was most exciting by seeing fireworks shoot off around PNC Park, as the Pirates beat the Cubs, 3-2, to snap a five-game losing streak thanks to Jacob Stallings’ solo shot in the bottom of the ninth. Watching in the dugout, Stallings’ […]

Podcast: 2020 Home Stretch and Gold Glove Talk with Mark Simon

There were some good and bad happenings for the White Sox visiting Cincinnati this past weekend. Josh and Jim recap Tim Anderson’s big night, Dylan Cease struggled again, and the debut of Garrett Crochet.  The guest this week is Mark Simon from Sports Info Solutions. He stops by to discuss the White Sox defensive improvements […]

Why aren’t the Royals a good defensive team?

Back in the day, when the Kansas City Royals were good for a spell, the unofficial motto of the team was “Speed and Defense.” Across the diamond, they overflowed with athletes who were above average defenders at their position or true defensive stars. When the Royals fell hard from the good graces of winning baseball […]

Rick Hahn: José Abreu deserves Gold Glove hype along with 2020 AL MVP talk

Well, regardless of this writer’s attempt at some cultural relevancy, there’s momentum building for a Gold Glove campaign for the White Sox first baseman, at least in the team’s front office, where the general manager spent some time during his lengthy media session Friday touting the defensive prowess of the guy who might just be […]

The Best MLB Defender at Every Position in 2020 Season

The abbreviated 2020 Major League Baseball season will feature many statistical anomalies. That factored into our recent ranking of the best offensive performers, and it’ll hold true with this look at the top defenders at each position this year. We used FanGraphs’ defensive metrics as a guide but included the eye test and recent award […]

What exactly is going on with the Tigers’ infield?

Whether it’s relationships, government or even baseball roster moves, actions tell you much more than words. Sometimes, too, actions can leave you perplexed, confused, chasing different signals in different directions. Take this for example: Tuesday night against the Royals, the Tigers started this infield: 1B Jeimer Candelario, 2B Niko Goodrum, SS Willi Castro, 3B Isaac […]

Rangers’ two defensive stars Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Joey Gallo lead charge behind improved team defense

The Oakland A’s were in town over the weekend. So was the AL’s best defensive third baseman. For a change, the two events were mutually exclusive. While the A’s were in town, two-time reigning Gold Glover Matt Chapman was in Vail, Colo., getting a second opinion on what was eventually announced Saturday as a season-ending […]

Can the Mariners actually reach the postseason this season?

A warning: This is neither an attempt at humor nor cruelty. Every bit of it is real, even if the possibility of it happening is relatively slim. The Mariners could make the playoffs. Like, this season. It’s true. After an 8-4 win over the Rangers on Monday at T-Mobile Park — the team’s sixth consecutive […]

Could Zach Plesac someday become the first Cleveland Indians pitcher to win a Gold Glove Award?

Zach Plesac’s right arm limited Kansas City to one run in seven innings Monday, but it was the glove on his left hand that helped make sure the Cleveland Indians were in position to come away with a 5-2 win at Progressive Field. Plesac, who is gaining a reputation as one of the best fielding pitchers […]

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