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  1. Braves must take time with injured outfield

    Matt Meyers

    Coming into the season, the Atlanta Braves' outfield was supposed to be the team's strength. Not only did it appear Jason Heyward was coming into his own, but the club acquired both Justin Upton and B.J. Upton over the winter, giving them three high-...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  2. On any given night ...

    Matt Meyers

    When trying to tell you why the NFL is so great, football fans will trot out the old "on any given Sunday" axiom. The idea being that the league's unpredictability stands above its peers. The thing is, the Major League Baseball season has 10 times...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  3. Carlos Beltran's renaissance

    Matt Meyers

    As baseball fans, we love getting worked up about the next big thing. And as someone who follows a Twitter account that alerts me when Bryce Harper is about to come to the plate, I am well aware that I am as guilty of this as anyone. The problem w...

    Blog | May 12, 2012
  4. Chicago White Sox need to rebuild for the future, and that will b...

    Matt Meyers

    ESPN Insider Matt Meyers writes that the Chicago White Sox probably won't contend in 2012, have a farm system in need of repair and face new CBA rules that will affect the future value of assets. This means one thing: It's selling time on the South Side.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  5. Jeremy Hellickson a questionable choice for Rookie of the Year

    Matt Meyers

    Jeremy Hellickson wasn't an awful choice for Rookie of the Year, but he wasn't an inspired choice, either.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  6. MLB - Do the Philadelphia Phillies have any weaknesses?

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers examines the Philadelphia Phillies' apparent weakness: beating up on bad teams. However, looking back at the past 10 World Series champs, it doesn't appear to matter much in the end.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2011
  7. Why does Mike Scioscia continue to play Jeff Mathis?

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers examines the multitude of reasons Los Angeles Angeles manager Mike Scioscia shouldn't be playing catcher Jeff Mathis.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  8. MLB - Washington Nationals Danny Espinosa deserves Rookie of the ...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers breaks down the surprisingly effective game of Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa, explaining why he deserves to be the National League Rookie of the Year.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2011
  9. MLB: Questioning Fredi Gonzalez's lineup decision

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers questions Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez's decision to move Jason Heyward to the No. 6 spot in the lineup and explains why MLB managers are currently setting their lineups inefficiently.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  10. MLB: Predictions for first month of 2011 MLB season

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers gives several predictions for the first month of the MLB season on Chase Utley, the Kansas City Royals and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  11. MLB: Chase Utley injury puts Atlanta Braves in control of NL East...

    Matt Meyers

    With uncertainty in the Philly lineup, the Atlanta Braves are set up to rule the NL East not just this season but for years to come, thanks to a talented young core and smart salary management.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  12. MLB - Five things to watch with the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Pad...

    Matt Meyers

    With the final weekend of the regular season upon us, it appears the Giants hold every edge for the NL West crown.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2010
  13. MLB draft 2010 - Ryan Howard was the most valuable MLB draft pick...

    Matt Meyers

    Matt Meyers of ESPN Insider uses the WAR metric and signing bonuses to determine the most valuable MLB draft pick of recent years. Ryan Howard is the primary winner here -- which helps correct some awful drafting by the Phillies in the 1980s.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2010
  14. The Atlanta Braves' moves, like trading for Nate McLouth, could d...

    Matt Meyers

    The Atlanta Braves used to value talented prospects above all else, but now they're dealing them in exchange for immediate dividends. That could lead to a long-term problem.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2009
  15. Matt Meyers: For players like Derek Jeter, Chone Figgins or Darin...

    Matt Meyers

    Can we find a stat that somehow measures baseball intangibles -- that helps us evaluate players like Derek Jeter, Chone Figgins and David Eckstein? Well, we can try.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2009
  16. Meyers: MLB ROY awards may already be in the bag

    Matt Meyers

    In looking back at the history of the MLB Rookie of the Year awards, we see a trend towards players who come out on fire in April.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2009