Times baseball writers debate defensive shifts – Los Angeles Times

Pedro Moura (PM), who covers the Angels, and Andy McCullough (AM), who covers the Dodgers, have views on some baseball topics as different as night and day. In a season-long series, they will debate a trending topic in an email exchange. In this AM/PM installment, they discuss the merits of defensive shifts.


Andy McCullough: Hey Pedro, how is it going? Not well, if you play on the Angels and are in charge of scoring runs.

Anyway, I wanted to talk to you about defense shifts. I am in favor of them, as I imagine you are. But I’ve been wondering: Do you think they are a fad or will hitters learn to adjust?

Also: What was your favorite Prince song? Mine is “I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man.”