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Morning Mound Visit: Re-evaluating defensive metrics

Which defensive metrics are best? What’s next for MiLB? How exactly would MLB play all its games in Arizona and Florida?

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Jonathan Judge & Sean O’Rourke | Baseball Prospectus: Defense continues to be the trickiest thing to measure in baseball, and the team at Baseball Prospectus has spent the last few weeks evaluating the myriad metrics by position. Among the field of UZR, DRS, FRAA, OAA, and RED, whose cuisine reigns supreme?

Kevin Reichard | Ballpark Digest: MLB and MiLB are set to re-negotiate the Professional Baseball Agreement, and things look grim for MiLB. It will be tough to interrupt MLB’s plan to cut 42 teams, but there might be a way to lessen the blow. The loss of revenue from a shortened season might encourage MLB to explore expansion sooner rather than later.

Ben Clemens | FanGraphs: MLB is still committed to playing as many games as possible even if that means playing all its games in Arizona and Florida. The spring training plan is riddled with problems including scheduling, but Ben Clemens looked at some ways to get these games in.