The Shift

Jake Arrieta unloaded on the Phillies' defensive shifting after a "horseshit" sweep in San Francisco. He's spot on, according to some metrics assessing the team's use of shifts.

The Shift is dying under an avalanche of walks.

In each of the last two seasons, Joe Maddon's Tampa Bay Rays did more infield shifting than any other team in the majors. But does it work? And are they taking things to a new level in 2012?