Playing defense in 2019


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Aug 25, 2005
Linking an interesting article from today’s Pawtucket Times written by sports writer Brendan McGair, who simply wanted to know how the PawSox coaching staff is dealing with the MLB baseball at the AAA level — on defense. Turns out, you need more “quick-twitch” defenders.



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Jul 15, 2005
Montgomery, Alabama
Interesting article, and I can't imagine that the need is any different at the MLB level. An implication of needing more "quick-twitch" and/or "rangey" defenders could be the need to rely on younger/faster defenders at many defensive positions, thus driving down the value of aging FA position players even more for the immediate future.