BIS: Improving defense at the deadline

Bolstering defense may be a team's best solution this trade deadline

Originally Published: July 24, 2010
By Ben Jedlovec | Baseball Info Solutions
Jarrod WashburnTony Ding/Icon SMIJarrod Washburn's ERA suffered in 2009 when he no longer had Seattle's defense behind him.

It's late July, and while teams are looking for that extra arm or bat to push them deep into October, it's important to consider the impact of team and individual defense. A few contending teams might be looking to shore up their defense for the stretch run.