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  1. What's wrong with Ryan Braun?

    David Schoenfield

    From Buster Olney's blog today:Some evaluators have been stunned in recent weeks by how much Ryan Braun has struggled against fastballs. "Even in situations when he knows it's coming -- everybody knows it's coming -- he can't get to it," one scout sa...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  2. Gritty, gutty Diamondbacks in last place

    David Schoenfield

    So last night, the Brewers and Diamondbacks played a fun game, a mini-potboiler that would make John le Carre pleased if he were a baseball fan. Brewers starter Kyle Lohse hit two batters, including Arizona shortstop Chris Owings in the back of th...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  3. Can the Brewers win without walking?

    David Schoenfield

    The Milwaukee Brewers keep finding ways to win. On Tuesday, they beat the Cardinals for the second straight game in extra innings with a lineup that was missing Ryan Braun, Jonathan Lucroy, Aramis Ramirez and Jean Segura. Elian Herrera was batting se...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  4. The list: 10 things that caught my eye

    David Schoenfield

    1. I wrote about the Brewers-Pirates brawl here. While the brawl was certainly interesting, the biggest takeaway from the weekend has to be Ryan Braun's two home runs off Jason Grilli in the ninth -- one to win the game on Saturday, one to tie it on ...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  5. Gomez deserves suspension after brawl

    David Schoenfield

    The National League Central was shaping up as a season-long bloodbath, and now we have some bad blood as well between the Milwaukee Brewers and Pittsburgh Pirates to spice things up. I suppose there will be those out there decrying the decline of civ...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  6. SweetSpot TV: Gomez and the Brewers

    David Schoenfield

    Eric and myself talk about the underrated Carlos Gomez and the Brewers' hot start....

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Chat wrap: Braun, Posey, best pitches

    David Schoenfield

    Here's Tuesday's chat wrap. Was it OK that Brewers fans cheered Ryan Braun? Is Jose Fernandez's slider the most unhittable pitch in the game? Should Buster Posey be mentioned in the same breath as Mike Trout? Plus much more!...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  9. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  10. Players determined to clean up game

    David Schoenfield

    This is what the players should have done back in 1995 or 1998 or 2001: Police themselves. The new agreement between Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association creates even harsher penalties for those players who viola...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  11. SweetSpot TV: Top right fielders

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself discuss the top 10 right fielders in the BBTN100. Let's just say this is probably the most loaded position in the majors. Also, I have a debate with Christina Kahrl: Who would you prefer as a franchise player, Giancarlo Stant...

    Blog | March 19, 2014
  12. Over/under: Ryan Braun's home runs

    David Schoenfield

    Since Ryan Braun was in the news yesterday, reporting to Brewers camp and facing the onslaught of questions while not saying a whole lot, let's do him today. How many home runs will he hit? Do you think he was a product of PEDs? Do you think th...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  13. Braun will be one of best players in game

    David Schoenfield

    Ryan Braun has served his punishment. He's spoken to his teammates. He's apologized, maybe not with the words we wanted and details of drugs ingested or injected, but he has apologized. Reporting to camp on Thursday he met the media throng wearing a ...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  14. Key position switches for 2014

    David Schoenfield

    A year ago, the St. Louis Cardinals tried the unorthodox move of switching third baseman Matt Carpenter to second base, a position he had played just 18 innings previously in the majors and never in the minors. Players rarely move up the defensive sp...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  15. Ryan Braun's latest 'apology' pretty lame

    David Schoenfield

    Ryan Braun faced the media Wednesday on a frigid day in Milwaukee, his first public media conference since he was suspended for 65 games last summer. He was there in the shadows of Miller Park to help accept food donations, doing a good deed for the ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  16. Time for postseason fantasy baseball!

    David Schoenfield

    OK, so you had Ryan Braun, Melky Cabrera and Starlin Castro on your fantasy team. How do you recover from that? You start up a postseason player pool, of course, and earn some redemption. You can devise your own rules, but here is a scoring system...

    Blog | October 01, 2013