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  1. ESPN is ranking the top 100 players of all times and Old Hoss Radbourn is tearing them to shreds

    Dec 12, 2012, 4:20 PM EST

    Book of Lists

    December is list season. Usually end-of-year lists. But ESPN.com has decided to do an all-time list, asking their scores of baseball writers, editors and experts to rank the top 100 players of all time. They’re calling it the Hall of 100, and it’s their stab at a Hall of Fame of sorts. The good news:…

  2. Evan Longoria signs six-year, $100 million extension with Rays

    Nov 26, 2012, 10:01 AM EST

    Evan Longoria

    Evan Longoria was already under the Rays’ control through 2016 thanks to a long-term contract he signed literally one week after his big-league debut in 2008, but today the two sides agreed to a six-year, $100 million extension that runs through 2022. By combining the remainder of his previous contract and the $100 million extension…

  3. Chipper Jones does not think Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone

    Nov 15, 2012, 8:50 AM EST

    Chipper Jones

    If Chipper Jones‘ retirement means that we’re gonna get late night JFK conspiracy twitter rants and the like, consider me much happier about Chipper Jones’ retirement than I previously was: What a crock of crap! Oswald killed Kennedy? Seriously? Sorry, but I’m watching JFK. It’s almost laughable what they want us to believe. — Chipper…

  4. The Rangers tried to pry Andrelton Simmons away from the Braves

    Nov 10, 2012, 10:01 AM EST

    Andrelton Simmons AP

    In the same story that mentioned the Dodgers’ interest in Torii Hunter, Bob Nightengale of USA Today also noted that the Rangers recently tried to acquire shortstop Andrelton Simmons from the Braves. Why would the Rangers do this? Well, general manager Jon Daniels isn’t interested in giving up either Elvis Andrus or top prospect Jurickson…

  5. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-51

    Nov 8, 2012, 1:25 AM EST

    joakim soria getty

    I would have preferred to have posted this last week, but here’s the remainder of the updated top 111 free agents column. In case you missed it, the top 50 was posted last Friday. Players in the top 111 are ranked based not on how I view them, but more on how I believe teams…

  6. Miguel Cabrera named Player of the Year by his peers

    Nov 5, 2012, 9:57 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    We have to wait until next week for the awards voted on by the writers, but the Players Choice Awards were announced earlier tonight on MLB Network. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was voted as the Player of the Year by his peers, beating out finalists Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. So, um, cue the…

  7. Braves extend the contract of GM Frank Wren

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:52 AM EST

    Frank Wren

    The Braves have just announced that they agreed to a contract extension through 2014 with general manager Frank Wren. Not surprising. And, even though I snark at him sometimes, not a bad move. Wren doesn’t always hit, but he’s hit more than he’s missed lately, and the player development machine — pitchers mostly, but some…

  8. Chipper Jones sadly goes out with a whimper

    Oct 5, 2012, 8:52 PM EST

    Chipper Jones

    Future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones just wrapped up one of the better final seasons in major league history, hitting .287/.377/.455 with 14 homers and 62 RBI at age 40. Unfortunately, the all-too-brief postseason wasn’t nearly as kind. Jones botched a double-play ball, contributing to a three-run fourth inning, and went 1-for-5 at the plate…

  9. Braves throw away their postseason hopes in loss to Cardinals

    Oct 5, 2012, 8:41 PM EST

    Chipper Jones

    As tempting as it is to blame Fredi Gonzalez for managing a winner-take-all game as if it were just another regular-season game or umpire Sam Holbrook for his brutal infield-fly call, the fact that the Braves lost to the Cardinals 6-3 on Friday can be chalked up to poor defense from a team that made…

  10. Matt Holliday pads Cardinals’ lead with solo homer

    Oct 5, 2012, 6:58 PM EST

    Matt Holliday

    David Ross gave the Braves an early 2-0 lead with a two-run homer, but the Cardinals have scored four unanswered to go up 4-2 as we go into the top of the seventh. Chipper Jones committed a throwing error in the top of the fourth inning which opened the door for the Cardinals to score…

  11. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Oct 4, 2012, 5:30 AM EST

    Texas Rangers v Oakland Athletics

    Athletics 12, Rangers 5: Oakland shocks the world. No one on the planet had them pegged as a playoff team and, as recently as a week ago, no one figured they had a chance in hell at the division crown. Well, that’s what you get for pegging and figuring. As for the Rangers … just,…

  12. Chipper Jones is the seventh member of .300/.400/.500 club

    Oct 3, 2012, 1:50 PM EST

    Royalty-Free Stock Photography by Rubberball.com

    As he nears retirement Chipper Jones‘ greatness is hopeful apparent enough that we don’t really need to cite any new stats to make the case, but here’s a pretty good one courtesy of Capitol Avenue Club blogger Ben Duronio: Among all the hitters in baseball history with at least 10,000 career plate appearances Jones is…

  13. Chipper Jones: “A bad motherf****r”

    Oct 1, 2012, 3:00 PM EST

    Chipper Jones

    Spencer Hall at SB Nation has a column up about Chipper Jones, his life, times and city. It’s not a biography — you know Jones’ story by now — it’s more about the essence and zeitgeist of Chipper, the teams he played on and the city in which it all happened: You knew Chipper would…

  14. Derek Jeter led MLB in jersey sales for third straight year

    Oct 1, 2012, 12:46 PM EST

    Jeters-Girl

    MLB released its annual list of top-selling jerseys and Derek Jeter topped the list for the third consecutive season. Here’s the complete top 10 since the All-Star break: 1. Derek Jeter, Yankees 2. Josh Hamilton, Rangers 3. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners 4. Bryce Harper, Nationals 5. Mike Trout, Angels 6. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates 7. Yu Darvish,…

  15. Chipper Jones honored pregame, can’t hit in game

    Sep 28, 2012, 11:42 PM EST

    Chipper Jones

    It’s Chipper Jones‘ final regular-season series in Atlanta, and the Braves brought out the big guns in a pregame ceremony Friday, with Hank Aaron and Bobby Cox paying tribute to the future Hall of Famer. Aaron gave Jones a third base with the words “Chipper Jones 1993-2012,” and his teammates got him a pool table.…

  16. Get to Turner Field this weekend for your “Yicketty Yammwich”

    Sep 28, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    Yammwich

    I love the guy and everything he’s done for my favorite team. But really, I’m ready for the retirement victory lap to be over: We’re excited to present the Yicketty Yammwich – A tribute sandwich to Chipper Jones! Congrats to our winner @jayara9 moby.to/1s67oa — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 28, 2012   Let’s just get…

  17. Chipper Jones is either feeling fantastic or has his priorities out of order

    Sep 24, 2012, 5:00 PM EST

    Chicago Cubs v Atlanta Braves

    If Chipper Jones‘ swan song season has been characterized by any one thing, it’s been characterized by caution and pain.  He has felt a lot of pain — mostly in those nearly non-existent knees — so he and the Braves have exercised caution. He has sat out often, rarely playing a string of more than four days…

  18. Maybe the NL East race isn’t over just yet

    Sep 23, 2012, 6:22 PM EST

    Jayson Werth, Bryce Harper

    The Braves beat the Phillies 2-1 on Sunday to pull within 4 1/2 games of the Nationals in the NL East. With Chien-Ming Wang getting a spot start, the Nationals lost to the Brewers 6-2. Now, with a five-game lead in the loss column and just 10 left to play, the Nationals are still sitting…

  19. Chipper Jones on the Wild Card playoff game: “It’s stupid”

    Sep 21, 2012, 8:30 PM EST

    Chipper Jones

    Barring an amazing hot streak to overtake the Nationals in the NL East the Braves will be matched up against the other Wild Card team in a one-game playoff and Chipper Jones is not a big fan of the idea. “I think it’s stupid, to be honest with you,” Jones said today, via David O’Brien…

  20. If not for Bud, Braves would be World Series favorites

    Sep 21, 2012, 12:05 AM EST

    Craig Kimbrel

    Who’s with me? The Nationals’ four projected starters are a combined 1-1 with a 4.91 ERA in the postseason, with that entire track record belonging to Edwin Jackson. They have one hitter in their lineup with a .350 OBP. They don’t have any big holes in their lineup, but they also don’t have anyone with…

  21. Catch the Nationals-Braves series tonight on “Caught Looking” at 9PM on the NBC Sports Network

    Sep 20, 2012, 1:01 PM EST

    Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

    Tonight’s Caught Looking, airing at 9 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, goes behind the scenes at last weekend’s Nationals-Braves series. Spoiler alert! The Braves swept the series. But Caught Looking is about more than the game action: … the episode features compelling in-game audio, highlighted by wireless microphones worn by Braves third baseman Chipper Jones and Braves…

  22. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 18, 2012, 6:07 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    White Sox 5, Tigers 4: For want of some leather, the empire was lost. Or something like that.  The Tigers now find themselves three back of the White Sox with no more head-to-head games. This is pretty dire for the Tigers. Braves 7, Marlins 5: Dan Uggla continues to kill his old team. He hit…

  23. Chipper Jones gets his best retirement gift yet

    Sep 13, 2012, 8:52 AM EST

    Chipper Jones

    Teams keep giving Chipper Jones gifts when he makes his last appearance in their ballpark. The gift in Milwaukee last night may have been the best one yet.  As Carroll Rogers points out in the AJC, when asked at the All-Star break, Jones said he wanted bratwurst from the Brewers.  They obliged: Tom Haudricourt relayed…

  24. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 10, 2012, 6:00 AM EST

    B.J. Upton

    Rays 6, Rangers 0: That, my friends, is B.J. Upton.  Three homers for big brother and a two-hit shutout for James Shields. This will make Rays fans feel really good until Texas bounces them easily in the division series again. Marlins 8, Nationals 0: The Nats have not won a game since they shut down Stephen…

  25. The Mets gave Chipper Jones a going away present

    Sep 7, 2012, 7:51 PM EST

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    Chipper Jones has received various items from opposing teams during his farewell tour around MLB. A cowboy hat here, a surfboard there. You know the deal. However, given his history of tormenting the Mets, many wondered what he would receive from the club upon arriving to Citi Field today. Perhaps something traditional like a gold…

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