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BIS: Improving defense at the deadline

Jarrod Washburn's ERA suffered in 2009 when he no longer had Seattle's defense behind him. Tony Ding/Icon SMI

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.