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  1. Ervin Santana: Sleeper Cy Young candidate

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves might have signed Ervin Santana out of dire straits when Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy both went down in spring training with season-ending Tommy John surgeries, but this wasn't a typical desperate act of digging around in cemeter...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  2. SweetSpot TV: Key injuries of spring

    David Schoenfield

    Have there been more injuries than usual this spring? I don't know. We probably say that every year. Eric and myself discuss the five most critical injuries of spring training and how they could affect the pennant races. In one case, it's led Eric to...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  3. Monday afternoon reading list

    David Schoenfield

    Some stuff to check out ... With the season-ending injuries to Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy, and the delayed start to Mike Minor's season, it was a little surprising the Braves cut Freddy Garcia, who you may remember actually started a playof...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  4. Braves should remain force well into future

    David Schoenfield

    In recent years, the Atlanta Braves' farm system has grown a lot of tasty fruit: Kris Medlen arrived in 2009; Jason Heyward in 2010; Freddie Freeman, Craig Kimbrel and Mike Minor in 2011; Andrelton Simmons in 2012; Julio Teheran in 2013. That's a lot...

    Blog | February 16, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Cliff Lee is still an awesome pitcher

    David Schoenfield

    Two stat lines below from 2012. Which pitcher had the better year? Pitcher A: 211 IP, 207 H, 28 BB, 207 SO, 3.16 ERA, .255/.278/.411 Pitcher B: 199.1 IP, 149 H, 76 BB, 207 SO, 2.89 ERA, .206/.283/.299 Pretty close, no? You can obviously guess ...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  8. Thoughts: Hey, Blue Jays aren't awful!

    David Schoenfield

    Quick thoughts on Thursday's action ... One of the fun things about opening week is overreacting to just a few game results. Hey, we all do it. So when the Toronto Blue Jays lost their first two games and then saw the Cleveland Indians score thre...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Could NL East have two 100-win teams?

    David Schoenfield

    That headline might seem like an outrageous question considering there haven't been two 100-win teams in the same season since the Cardinals and Yankees both did it in 2004. Improved parity -- and I think much of that is due to increased use of saber...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Team USA missing stars, but still formidable

    David Schoenfield

    OK, there's no Mike Trout or Buster Posey or Justin Verlander or Andrew McCutchen, but Team USA's provisional roster for the World Baseball Classic looks pretty strong. How about this lineup: RF Ben Zobrist C Joe Mauer LF Ryan Braun DH Gianca...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  13. What should Team USA look like?

    David Schoenfield

    The World Baseball Classic provisional rosters will be announced later this week and news is starting to slip out on who Joe Torre will be naming to the roster. Giancarlo Stanton has committed to playing for Team USA, but Mike Trout will not, instead...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  14. Braves and umps blunder their way to loss

    David Schoenfield

    Well, that was insane. Fans of the new system will say this is exactly the kind of excitement baseball needs. Critics will suggest this game sums up everything that's wrong with a one-game playoff series. One bad throw (or three), one mental er...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  15. Why each team can win it all

    David Schoenfield

    With help from the blog network writers, here are reasons each team can win the World Series. St. Louis Cardinals 1. A potent, balanced lineup. The Cardinals had the best on-base percentage in baseball, including four starters -- Matt Holliday, J...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  16. A night in baseball: What we learned

    David Schoenfield

    One year ago -- 368 days to be exact -- Freddie Freeman batted in the bottom of the 13th inning with one out and grounded a 3-2 pitch from the Phillies' David Herndon to first base. John Mayberry Jr. started a 3-6-3 double play and the Braves' season...

    Blog | September 25, 2012