Want to get up and close and personal with a major league player? Try an outfield seat. From there, extroverts such as Jeff Francoeur and Nyjer Morgan are actually human.
Among the young right fielders in the NL, Atlanta's Jeff Francoeur has the skills to become a big-time run producer for years to come.
The Cardinals' balance makes them a difficult opponent for the Padres and any other NL club, writes Jerry Crasnick.
The July trade deadline has passed, but that does not necessarily mean a moratorium on activity.