2012 NL East Predictions
Last season I had the NL East 1 through 5 correct, but I picked the Braves to be the Wild Card. The NL East is difficult from top to bottom. The Mets will likely be the division’s worst team, but they still have a lot of talent. This season it’s very difficult to predict what’s going to happen, but here I go. 1. Phillies I don’t expect the Phillies to be as good in 2012,...
Heyward goes waaay deep; Venters strong in return →
VIERA, Fla. – Space Coast Stadium has been opened for 18 years and, near as anyone can tell, had only one homer hit where Jason Heyward put one Thursday. In the fifth inning of a 6-3 loss to the Washington Nationals, the Braves outfielder hit an epic home run to straightaway center that sailed over the 35-foot wall that serves as the batter’s eye backdrop. It’s 404 feet to the base of the...
Wren searching for upgrades as season nears →
VIERA, Fla. — Braves general manager Frank Wren has spent the past month evaluating his club as it progressed through the Grapefruit League season. Now, like his peers, he will spend the final days leading up to the regular season evaluating potential ways to improve his club.