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  1. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. Back in spring training, Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish admitted he was working on a few minor tweaks on his mechanics in an attempt to avoid a recurrence of the nerve problem in his lower back and buttocks area that arose last September. Whether th...

    Blog | April 06, 2014
  2. Things we've learned after one series

    David Schoenfield

    Overreact after one series? Of course we're going to overreact! We're baseball fans. It's no fun if we just spout things like "small sample size" and "check back in two months." So, what have we learned after one series? Here are a few trends and thi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  3. Marlins' Eovaldi could be breakout pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Some quick thoughts on Tuesday's games and news ... Here's something you probably didn't know: Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi had the highest fastball velocity last season of any pitcher who threw 100 innings. His 96.2 mph average fastball...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  4. Ten observations on Opening Day games

    David Schoenfield

    The first rule of Opening Day: Don't overreact to Opening Day. So these are merely observations from flipping around watching a bunch of different games. 1. At one point during the Cardinals-Reds opener, Adam Wainwright looked a little perturbed, ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  5. Braves' outfield trio needs to start hitting

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves are a team built around its star outfield trio, and a big reason the Braves are a mediocre 33-32 since soaring to a 12-1 start is that Justin Upton, B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward haven't been producing. The Braves hold the larges...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  6. Who should the Braves play in center field?

    David Schoenfield

    So, the way I see it, there are two answers here for the Atlanta Braves, both equally defensible: 1. You signed B.J. Upton to be your center fielder for the next five years. You're paying him a lot of money to do that. You can't give up on him so ...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  7. Wrap: MVP races, B.J. Upton, Kemp

    David Schoenfield

    We talked some baseball. We talked Paul Goldschmidt versus Joey Votto. The record paces of Miguel Cabrera and Manny Machado. What's wrong with the B.J. Upton and Matt Kemp and what the Braves and Dodgers should do. We talked about the defense of Mike...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Random fun notes about brothers

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday night, B.J. Upton and little brother Justin Upton became just the second brother combo to hit back-to-back home runs, joining Hall of Famers Lloyd and Paul Waner, who did it on Sept. 15, 1938. Here are some notes about major league brother...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  9. Weekend wrap: Braves do it right way

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves sent a message this weekend: Don't forget about us. We all know the Washington Nationals were prohibitive favorites to win the NL East -- 38 of 43 ESPN.com experts picked them -- and only five picked the Braves. I think the Bra...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  10. SweetSpot TV: Best defensive outfields

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, the Cleveland Indians allowed the most runs in the American League, a pretty remarkable achievement considering the Minnesota Twins had a historically awful rotation. The Indians, however, combined bad pitchers and bad defense -- their -5...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  11. Over/under: Homers from Braves outfield

    David Schoenfield

    A reader suggested this one in Tuesday's chat: 91 home runs from the Braves outfield trio of Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Justin Upton. We start with last year's totals: Heyward: 27 B.J. Upton: 28 Justin Upton: 17 Well, 72 is a long way f...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  12. Offseason report card: Braves

    David Schoenfield

    2012 in review Record: 94-68 (92-70 Pythagorean) 700 runs scored (7th in NL) 600 runs allowed (4th in NL) Big Offseason Moves Acquired Justin Upton and Chris Johnson from Arizona for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado and three minor leaguers. Sign...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  13. Vote: How many wins for Braves in 2013?

    David Schoenfield

    One thing is for certain: It will be very cool seeing the Upton brothers playing next to each in the Atlanta Braves' outfield. Some reactions to the big trade between the Braves and Diamondbacks: Mark Smith, Capitol Avenue Club: Although this trad...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  14. The money is just getting insane

    David Schoenfield

    Five years and $75 million for a player coming off a .298 on-base percentage (B.J. Upton), and everyone is already referring to the deal as a bargain. Four years and $40 million for a 31-year-old center fielder (Angel Pagan), and nobody blinks an ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  15. Why the Mets should trade R.A. Dickey

    David Schoenfield

    A few things happened in the past couple of days that drastically affect the future of the New York Mets: 1. They've agreed to a contract extension with third baseman David Wright that will pay him $122 million from 2014 to 2020. Wright just needs...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  16. Braves add needed power in Upton

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves replaced one free-agent center fielder with another, signing B.J. Upton to a five-year contract, ensuring the departure of Michael Bourn. It's a solid signing for the Braves, especially since Bourn's asking price might have been...

    Blog | November 28, 2012