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Orlando Cabrera
Looking at the defenses of the AL East teams
Looking at the defenses of the AL East teams

Luckily, they don’t trot out the old “defense wins championship” cliché as much in baseball circles – but there’s no denying there have been teams who improve their ‘D’ and then find increased success. So, as we continue to poke and prod at the Orioles’ competition in the American League East, it’s worth a quick check of how these teams have been addressing their glovework in the offseason. Jon Paul Morosi of wrote this week about the propensity of John Farrell (and his third base-infielders coach Brian Butterfield) to implement infield shifts on right-handed batters. Obviously Farrell and Butterfield are bringing...