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  1. Poll of the day: Chipper, Omar, Beltran

    David Schoenfield

    Happy birthday to Chipper Jones, Omar Vizquel and the still-active Carlos Beltran. Today's question: How many of those three should make the Hall of Fame? OK, Chipper is an obvious Hall of Famer, Vizquel and Beltran less so. Some quick numbe...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  2. Chipper versus Jeter: Who ya like?

    David Schoenfield

    You probably saw that Chipper Jones rescued Freddie Freeman after Freeman was stuck on a gridlocked interstate for five hours when a snowstorm hit the Atlanta area. Dressed in camouflage hunting gear, Jones escorted Freeman back to his house on a fou...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  3. Cabrera and great seasons by 3Bs

    David Schoenfield

    Best seasons by third basemen since 1980, at least according to Baseball-Reference's Wins Above Replacement formula: 1. Adrian Beltre, 2004 Dodgers: 9.6 2. Alex Rodriguez, 2007 Yankees: 9.4 3. Rodriguez, 2005 Yankees: 9.4 4. George Brett, 1980 ...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. Ten great moments in draft history

    David Schoenfield

    1965: Reds draft Johnny Bench Back in the first draft, it was still possible to dig up a relatively unknown kid from rural Oklahoma. Bench wasn't selected until the second round -- the 36th player overall -- and seven other catchers went ahead of hi...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  5. Braves and umps blunder their way to loss

    David Schoenfield

    Well, that was insane. Fans of the new system will say this is exactly the kind of excitement baseball needs. Critics will suggest this game sums up everything that's wrong with a one-game playoff series. One bad throw (or three), one mental er...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  6. The best moments in Chipper's career

    David Schoenfield

    Jayson Stark has a great story on Chipper Jones, who will be returning to the postseason for the first time since 2005 (he was injured when the Braves made it in 2010), here in his final season. What defines a player, a future Hall of Famer like Chip...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  7. A night in baseball: What we learned

    David Schoenfield

    One year ago -- 368 days to be exact -- Freddie Freeman batted in the bottom of the 13th inning with one out and grounded a 3-2 pitch from the Phillies' David Herndon to first base. John Mayberry Jr. started a 3-6-3 double play and the Braves' season...

    Blog | September 25, 2012
  8. Chipper Jones not a fan of wild-card game

    David Schoenfield

    From David O'Brien's story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution over the weekend, Chipper Jones talks about the wild-card game: "I think it's stupid, to be honest with you. But Major Lague Baseball wants a bunch of teams in the playoffs. There's noth...

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  9. Braves could be playoffs' surprise team

    David Schoenfield

    Atlanta Braves fans, you can rest easy. Your team will make the playoffs. There will be no collapse like a season ago. In fact, I suddenly like the Braves' chances to come out of the National League. The Braves' sweep of the Washington Nationals m...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  10. Brewers making wild-card race extra fun

    David Schoenfield

    The second wild card is a goofy, ridiculous idea that goes against everything baseball history stands for: That the regular season is the ultimate test of a team's ability, strength and toughness. To get to the playoffs, you have to prove yourself ov...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  11. Wrap: Ross Detwiler vs. Stephen Strasburg

    David Schoenfield

    During Tuesday's chat session, Stephen Strasburg's name kept coming up ... and so did Ross Detwiler's. Is Detwiler that much of a drop from Strasburg as a potential playoff starter? We discuss that, Buster Posey's underrated season, the best 3-4-5 co...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  12. What we talk about when we talk about WAR

    David Schoenfield

    WAR is not the Holy Grail of statistics. It's a conversation starter, not a conversation ender. It's important, it's useful and most of all it's fun. It's the best tool for comparing players across positions or across eras. It's a great tool for e...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  13. 2012 All-Star Game: Sixth inning

    David Schoenfield

    Chipper Jones pinch-hits leading off the sixth, gets a nice ovation from the crowd and grounds a weak ball between first and second that Ian Kinsler gets a bad read on. Infield single, which draws a chuckle from Chipper as he reaches first base. F...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  14. Podcast: First-half review, weekend preview

    David Schoenfield

    Friday represented the final Baseball Today podcast before the All-Star break, and Mark Simon and I took it seriously enough to talk award winners, playoff teams, recap Thursday, preview the weekend and much more! 1. David Wright continues to make...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  15. SweetSpot TV: Final player vote

    David Schoenfield

    Eric Karabell and myself debate which players deserve the final All-Star nods for each league....

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  16. Clearing the bases: Powerful night

    David Schoenfield

    First base: Pirates power. The magic continues in Pittsburgh -- eight more runs, 13 hits and Drew Sutton's dramatic walk-off home run to lift the Pirates to an 8-7 win over the Astros. Sutton was picked up off waivers from the Rays last week and had ...

    Blog | July 04, 2012