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  1. What's next for Atlanta and Texas?

    Jim Bowden

    After more than seven months and 162 games, the Atlanta Braves and Texas Rangers won 93 and 94 games, respectively. Their seasons ended in the span of three hours, as they became the first teams to lose in MLB's new wild-card elimination game form...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  2. Casting the first ballot for Chipper

    Buster Olney

    FT. MYERS, Fla. -- The topic was milestones and Chipper Jones was asked the other day if there was any number -- any statistical standard -- that he still wanted. He has 454 homers, 2,615 hits, 1,561 runs scored and 1,561 RBIs. Jones stood up from...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  3. Chipper Jones will retire after the 2012 season and is a no-doubt...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that with Chipper Jones announcing he will retire at the end of the 2012 season, he is set to appear on the Hall of Fame ballot in 2017. There shouldn't be a debate: He's a no-doubt Hall of Famer.

    Blog | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  4. MLB: The San Francisco Giants won't dump Barry Zito now, but they...

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 03, 2011
  5. MLB: Chipper Jones is mimicking the path of old pal Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    If you want a good idea of how to age gracefully and still produce in the majors, you could do a lot worse than mimicking the path of Jim Thome, who has been able to produce because he's asked his body to do less. Chipper Jones is learning.

    Blog | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  6. 2010 MLB free agency: Projections for free-agent third basemen

    Dan Szymborski

    Dan Szymborski uses WAR and ZiPS projections models to break down the 3B free-agent options. It's a thin market, with Adrian Beltre leading the way.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2010
  7. The Atlanta lineup looks positively meager but the playoffs offer...

    Buster Olney

    The Atlanta lineup, already weakened by the continued absence of Chipper Jones, looks even weaker with the loss of Martin Prado. But the playoffs are a new world of opportunity, where a streak and a little pixie dust can be all it takes, writes Buster.

    Blog | Conversation | September 29, 2010
  8. Why the Braves are collapsing

    Buster Olney

    Chipper Jones spoke of possible retirement early in the season, when he wasn't hitting or driving the ball, when opposing pitchers threw fastballs across the outer half of the plate. And there was actually a 24-hour window in which it seemed pos...

    Blog | September 25, 2010
  9. Seven reasons why the Atlanta Braves are falling out of contentio...

    Buster Olney

    Chipper Jones' injury is just one reason why the Braves' chances for making the playoffs are in serious jeopardy.

    Blog | Conversation | September 25, 2010
  10. MLB: Chipper Jones is one of baseball's best switch-hitters

    Eric Seidman

    Chipper Jones is one of baseball's best switch-hitters. In fact, looking at what makes him special demonstrates just how rare truly good switch-hitters are, and why their talent is so valuable.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2010
  11. Insider -- Baseball Prospectus - Bargains and boondoggles

    Christina Kahrl

    It's time to take stock of those players in the 2009 season who are giving their teams full bang for their buck and then some, as opposed to those players who are delivering a lot less than you expect for what it took to bring them in.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2009
  12. Letting go of Chipper, McLouth, Tejada

    Eric Karabell

    I knew as well as anyone that the joyous campaigns of Chipper Jones and Lance Berkman wouldn't continue at quite the same rate. One of my fantasy baseball teams is in a dynasty format, with extra stats like on-base percentage and net stolen bases, an...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2008
  13. Updates on Zambrano, Young

    Stephania Bell

    Stephania Bell checks in with the latest injury news about baseball players such as Carlos Zambrano and Chris Young.

    Blog | Conversation | June 23, 2008
  14. Braves careful not to over-prepare

    Jerry Crasnick

    The Atlanta Braves' low-key approach to playoff preparation has been honed over the last decade-plus.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2003