11:05 AM EST, Thu March 05, 2015

Peralta expects to be even better in second year with Cardinals

Jhonny Peralta was a question mark heading into the 2014 season. It seemed a risk for the St. Louis Cardinals to make such a substantial commitment to a 31-year-old shortstop.
Viva El Birdos Feb 24, 2015

Jhonny Peralta's incredible production on defense

Jhonny Peralta heads into the second year of his four-year contract with the Cardinals having provided incredible value on the first. His defensive production has been among the best in the league for several years. Defensive metrics can be difficult to grasp. The desire for thee year sample sizes to be confident. Determining credit and blame on easy defensive plays and hard ones seems impossible. Coming to grips with the concept that a run saved is just as valuable as run created. Watching someone with an atypical body-type and poor reputation in his youth thoroughly dominate at...

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