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  1. Giancarlo Stanton still has shot at MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Giancarlo Stanton leads the National League in both home runs and RBIs, both by sizable margins -- five more homers than Anthony Rizzo, who is currently out with a back injury (and nine more than the No. 3 guys, Justin Upton and Lucas Duda ), and nin...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  2. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. The biggest story of the first two weeks has to be the Milwaukee Brewers, winners of nine in a row and at 10-2, two wins better than any other team in the early going. The big surprise is the Brewers have allowed just 29 runs, fewest in the majors...

    Blog | April 13, 2014
  3. Braves' defense costly in Game 1 loss

    David Schoenfield

    ATLANTA -- Evan Gattis slipped on a pair of jeans and buttoned his plaid shirt, turned around and faced the questions. Gattis is the Braves rookie with the inspiring backstory, the guy who quit baseball in college and was out of the sport for seve...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  4. Ten thoughts about the awesome Braves

    David Schoenfield

    This is how you win 13 games in a row. You're tied 3-3 in the eighth inning. With two outs, Andrelton Simmons doubles. A guy named Joey Terdoslavich walks. Jason Heyward singles in one run, Justin Upton doubles in two and then the league's best bullp...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  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. J-Upton delivers big message to D-backs

    David Schoenfield

    Let's be honest here, Justin Upton's first game back in Arizona wasn't exactly Alex Rodriguez heading back to Texas or Roger Clemens returning to Fenway Park. When he stepped up in the top of the first inning on Monday, it was mostly a milquetoast re...

    Blog | May 14, 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. Not even Mr. Freeze can stop Justin Upton

    David Schoenfield

    There have been sporting events played in cold weather through the years in Denver, but most of those involved John Elway hitting wide receivers for touchdown passes, not Justin Upton hitting baseballs through the chill of a late-April deep f...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  10. Diamondbacks have grit ... and talent

    David Schoenfield

    The Arizona Diamondbacks took a beating in the offseason from the pundits. Prospect hounds criticized them for trading away former first-round pick Trevor Bauer, a deal made in part because of Bauer's iconoclastic approach to his craft that rubbed...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  11. 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 experts picked them -- and only five picked the Braves. I think the Bra...

    Blog | April 14, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Thoughts: One strike closer to robot umps

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Monday's games ... Did you see the final pitch of the Rangers' 5-4 victory over the Rays? Ump Marty Foster rung up Ben Zobrist on a 3-2 curveball low and off the outside corner, a call so bad that even Rangers closer Joe Nathan ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  14. Weekend wrap: Strasburg is no Kershaw

    David Schoenfield

    Sunday's day of aces turned more into a game of Crazy Eights -- there were some crooked numbers put up against several of baseball's top pitchers and none of the anticipated showdowns materialized into a pitcher's duel. One of the disappointing ma...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  15. Home-field factor key for these players

    David Schoenfield

    Baseball teams don't have the same home-field advantage as, say, NBA teams, but it's still an important element of the game. Last season, 26 of the 30 teams had a better record at home, although a big home-field advantage isn't necessarily a path to ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  16. SweetSpot awards: Joey Votto for MVP

    David Schoenfield

    Earlier, the SweetSpot bloggers overwhelmingly supported Mike Trout for AL MVP and Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award. Let's see how the predictions line up in the NL. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER For the second straight, the SweetSpot bloggers s...

    Blog | March 31, 2013