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Royals Review Radio: Let’s get defensive episode

The Fielding Bible author Mark Simon comes on to discuss defensive metrics.

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Defense wins championships, at least here in Kansas City, so Mark Simon, the author of the Fielding Bible, Volume 5, stops by to talk about the newest defensive metrics and how Royals players stack up. Later on, Max Rieper, Shaun Newkirk, and Matthew LaMar give their early impressions of spring training. Among the topics we discuss:

How can defensive metrics evaluate players factoring in positioning, range, and arm?

How does the Royals defense measure up?

Who has stood out in spring training for the Royals?

Will the Royals swing a spring training trade?

How will the coronavirus impact the start of the baseball season?

Links to some of the things we discussed:

Jack Johnson’s Twitter feed

Ken Rosenthal’s article on the Oakland roster crunch.

CNN Race for the White House

Factfulness by Hans Rosling

You can follow Mark Simon on Twitter at @MarkASimonSays and Sports Info Solutions at @SportsInfo_SIS. You can find the Fielding Bible at or at Amazon.

You can also follow Max Rieper on Twitter at @maxrieper, Shaun Newkirk at @shauncore, and Matthew LaMar at @LaMar_Matt. Royals Review Radio is available on iTunes.