Take To The Error

One of the most frustrating parts of last year’s game was the fielding—even the worst of defenders were human vacuum cleaners. It was as if the possibility of bobbling a ball didn't exist during the game's development. This year, prepare for a flippity floppity good time as the mechanics of executing a routine ground ball put-out have changed. When throwing to first base, for example, the power meter for each individual player (ranging from green for accurate to red for not-so-accurate) is much more sensitive to the player's ability as a thrower. Derek Jeter and Juan Uribe, who have strong fielding percentages, will have more strong accurate throws as their meters have a larger green area and a miniscule danger zone. But it’s still not easy being green.