There have been rumblings this off-season that the MLB might take steps to reign in defensive “shifting.”
Which is a sabermetrics-driven strategy that a lot of teams use to position their fielders in specific
places for each batter of the opposing team according to the “spray chart” of that particular hitter.
The “Winter Meetings” started this week, which means we should begin seeing some trade action. The most notable event so far has been the acquisition of a backup catcher to replace Jett Bandy, who was released by the Brewers back in May of 2018, shortly after they acquired Eric Kratz.