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  1. Clearing the bases: The Axford falls

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Now that's a bad week. Closer John Axford was an important cog in Milwaukee's trek to the NLCS a year ago. After blowing two save chances in early April, he converted his final 43 opportunities. It's been a different story in 2012. On Tue...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  2. Clearing the bases: Let Matt Kemp hit

    Rob Neyer

    First base: Donnie Buntball. The situation: The Giants lead the Dodgers 2-1 in the bottom of the eighth, no outs, runners at first and second, Mark Ellis up, Matt Kemp on deck. What do you do? Don Mattingly had Ellis bunt. The Giants of course put Ke...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  3. Links: The Carlos Zambrano owner's manual

    Rob Neyer

    Some good stuff from around the SweetSpot network ... Jeremiah Johnson at The View from the Bleachers has written the Carlos Zambrano Owner's Manuel. You'll need it, Marlins fans. And just remember: He's not a toy and doesn't come with a refund. ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  4. Giants move on, Bobby Cox goes out

    Rob Neyer

    The better team probably won, and there's something to be said for that. Without two of their best players (Chipper Jones and Martin Prado) missing, the Braves just couldn't put as much talent on the field as the Giants. Not that talent always determ...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  5. Chipper Jones' knee injury is lousy news

    Rob Neyer

    "Hopefully it's just a sprain." That's what Chipper Jones said after hearing a "pop" in his left knee while making a play in the sixth inning of Tuesday night's 4-2 win against the Astros. It wasn't just a sprain. An MRI this morning revealed a...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  6. Chipper delays decision about 2011

    Rob Neyer

    Oh, so he's not retiring after all? Braves third baseman Chipper Jones now says he won't be making a decision on retirement until after the season. After indicating for two days he was close to announcing whether to call it a career, Jones t...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  7. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links think Chipper Jones should stop worrying about the home runs and just love the walks ... Good piece on how Ubaldo Jimenez became an overnight sensation (hint: it didn't happen overnight). Mike Fast gets to the bottom of the shuuto...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  8. Sciambi points way toward better broadcasts

    Rob Neyer

    In a guest spot with Baseball Prospectus, ESPN's Jon "Boog" Sciambi tells a great Chipper Jones story and then offers a manifesto of sorts: So how do we make a better broadcast? It's gotta be fun. Entertaining. To us. Yes. But, by extension, to the ...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  9. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are brought to you by the letter G and the number 6 ... * Erik Manning asks a really good question: Why aren't the Nationals doing what the Pirates are doing? * I'm not sure if Chipper Jones should be fined for...

    Blog | July 31, 2009
  10. Cubs' Marmol out of control

    Rob Neyer

    Cubs right-hander Randy Wells took a no-hitter into the seventh inning tonight, but lost it when Chipper Jones led off with a solid single to left field. In the eighth, Garret Anderson led off with a home run -- his second in two games and just his s...

    Blog | June 02, 2009
  11. Braves not the only blind optimists

    Rob Neyer

    From Mark Bowman, the latest news from FantasyLand: Before this season started, Braves third baseman Chipper Jones said that Jeff Francoeur would be a key to the team's success. While there's plenty of time for this to prove to be true, Fran...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  12. At third base, Jones ranks among the best

    Rob Neyer

    While Chipper Jones has already done enough in his career to be a Hall of Famer, he still has time for more elite consideration.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2008
  13. Chipper likely headed to Cooperstown

    Rob Neyer

    If Chipper Jones is not the greatest Atlanta Braves hitter ever, he will be fairly soon.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2005