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02-21

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In A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All Stars
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Jason Wojciechowski

08-02

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BP Unfiltered: Bobby Jones Relieves Himself on Mound
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Geoff Young

08-03

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Wezen-Ball: 1989's Record Breakers
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Larry Granillo

03-28

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On the Beat: Braves' New World
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John Perrotto

08-18

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Prospectus Perspective: Feeling Less Chipper?
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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You Can Blog It Up: Yunel Escobar and the Bobby Cox All-Stars
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Steven Goldman

02-10

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Team Health Reports: Atlanta Braves
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Will Carroll

01-06

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On the Beat: Midweek Update
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John Perrotto

02-18

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Team Health Reports: Atlanta Braves
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Brad Wochomurka

05-11

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Every Given Sunday: Chasing Four-Tenths
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John Perrotto

07-26

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Transaction Analysis: American League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-30

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The Week in Quotes: April 23-30
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Alex Carnevale

04-19

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Transaction Analysis: April 15-18
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Christina Kahrl

03-22

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Under The Knife: So Excited
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Will Carroll

03-01

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Schrodinger's Bat: Clutch Performers, 2006
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Dan Fox

04-26

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-25
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Christina Kahrl

01-19

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Prospectus Today: Going Deeper on Jacque Jones
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Joe Sheehan

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

05-16

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Prospectus Q&A: John Schuerholz
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Jonah Keri

04-01

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Preseason Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

03-25

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Transaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.
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Christina Kahrl

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros
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Nate Silver

07-14

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Mid-Season Baseball Awards
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Ryan Wilkins

04-06

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Transaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

02-11

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Transaction Analysis: January 12-February 6, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

12-15

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Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings
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James Click

09-03

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

07-02

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Casey, TK, Gardenhire: How Does Your Prospect Grow?
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Steven Goldman

05-14

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Prospectus Triple Play: Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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Baseball Prospectus

04-10

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Box Lunch: Falling Through the Hole in the Page
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Keith Scherer

11-26

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Prospectus Feature: 2002 HACKING MASS Results: All Players, By Name
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Baseball Prospectus

08-02

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

11-07

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Staff Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

10-16

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus
by
Christina Kahrl

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus
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Christina Kahrl

10-02

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Playoff Prospectus
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Rany Jazayerli

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 27-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

07-24

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Transaction Analysis: July 17-20, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

06-17

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Transaction Analysis: June 12-14, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

04-17

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Transaction Analysis: March 23-31, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

03-24

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Transaction Analysis: March 14-22, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

01-20

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Transaction Analysis: January 10-17, 2000
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Christina Kahrl

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

07-15

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Individual Ballots
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Baseball Prospectus

07-07

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Transaction Analysis: June 30-July 5, 1999
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Christina Kahrl

04-16

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Projected 1999 National League Standings
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Baseball Prospectus

04-01

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NL East Notebook
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Keith Law

10-29

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1998 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

07-02

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Chain Chain Chain
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Gregg Pearlman

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February 21, 2013 5:00 am

In A Pickle: All-Stars Are Not All Stars

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Jason Wojciechowski

Jason looks at the worst players, by career WARP, to make multiple trips to the All-Star Game.

Last week, we looked at players who racked up large career WARP figures but for one reason or another (underappreciation, the league being incredibly stocked at their position, steady goodness rather than flashes of greatness) didn't make very many All-Star teams. This week, having sufficiently buried the lede, it's time to look at the players who inspired this investigation in the first place: the very worst players to make multiple All-Star Games. Caveats and notes:

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Once upon a time, two men named Bobby Jones pitched in the same game, for the same team. Actually, it was four times and two teams...

A while back, Ben Lindbergh wrote about players who share a name with Hall of Famers. In the comments there was a discussion of similarly named contemporary players such as the slick-fielding, lousy hitting shortstops known as Alex Gonzalez and the mediocre pitchers called Bobby Jones.

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Looking back at some of the quaint records broken in 1988.

Earlier this week, Milwaukee Brewers closer John Axford set a club record by saving his 26th straight game for the club. Former mustachioed closer Doug Jones held the previous record for the Brewers, with a 25-game streak in 1997. As you may imagine, Jones' name got mentioned on Brewers' broadcasts in the days leading to the save more times than in the last 10+ years combined. Aside from making me wonder when Jones ever pitched for the Brewers (he'll always be an Indian in my mind), I didn't think too much of it.

Talking with friends of mine, though, it quickly became clear that not everyone remembers Jones at all, Indian or Brewer or Athletic alike. So I did what anyone would do - I went to Google and found an old Jones baseball card that featured his legendary 'stache so prominently. The card I chose was the 1989 Topps Record Breaker shown below. It doesn't have as close-up of a view as I was hoping, but it got the job done.

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March 28, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Braves' New World

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John Perrotto

Atlanta officials say the transition from Bobby Cox to Fredi Gonzalez should be seamless.

Losing one of the winningest managers in baseball history would devastate most organizations. And losing one of the greatest closers of all time would be a major setback as well.

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August 18, 2010 8:00 am

Prospectus Perspective: Feeling Less Chipper?

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Christina Kahrl

What should the Braves do absent their third baseman, and should they do anything?

There's something very wrong with the picture: the Braves, in a pennant race for the first time in five years, Bobby Cox's last stand, and Chipper Jones is out. Not just out, but out for the season, and depending on how he feels about trying to come back, possibly out for forever.

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Where does the dearly departed Escobar rank among the shortstops Bobby Cox has employed in 30 seasons as a manager?

In Bill James’ underappreciated book The Bill James Guide to Managers, James lists “All-Star Teams” for several of the great managers, choosing the best single-season performances the manager got at each position. This approach led to surprises, a subjective approach notwithstanding. Did Casey Stengel never have a better first baseman than Sam Leslie in 1934? Was Bobby Tolan really a better center fielder for Sparky Anderson than Chet Lemon? Al Bumbry ’80 for Earl Weaver’s center field instead of Paul Blair ’69?

It is premature to compile Bobby Cox’s all-time all-star team given that his players have through the end of the season to jump onto the list before the 69-year-old is expected to wrap up his Hall of Famer career. Despite this, I was inspired by the trade of Yunel Escobar to try to compile a list covering the manager’s 30-year career. The question I wanted to answer: did the Braves just trade the best single-season shortstop of Cox’s career? Escobar’s .299/.377/.436 and 14 home runs of last season would seem to be a strong year by a shortstop for a man who never managed any of the era’s Hall of Fame shortstops.

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February 10, 2010 11:21 am

Team Health Reports: Atlanta Braves

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Will Carroll

Will Chipper Jones, in perhaps his final season like Bobby Cox, learn the value of taking more days off?

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January 6, 2010 11:54 am

On the Beat: Midweek Update

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John Perrotto

Saying good-bye to the Big Unit, the Bay deal, plus more news and views from around the game.

You didn't have to have a bat in your hands and stand just 60 feet and six inches away from Randy Johnson to understand the Big Unit was not the intimidating pitcher of old last year. The 6-foot-10 left-hander just did not strike fear into the hearts of opposing hitters last season, his first with the Giants, and the 21st of his major-league career. The fastball was 90 mph instead of 100, and the slider that gave left-handed hitters no chance and made right-handed batters cringe lacked the old bite.

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February 18, 2009 12:41 pm

Team Health Reports: Atlanta Braves

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Brad Wochomurka

Their chances of contending may hinge upon a great deal of very good work by their medical team.

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May 11, 2008 12:00 am

Every Given Sunday: Chasing Four-Tenths

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John Perrotto

Chipper Jones has a magical number next to his name, which hasn't been seen at the end of a full season in over sixty five years.

Sabermetric study has long ago proven that batting average is not one of the better indicators of a player's offensive prowess. On-base percentage, slugging percentage, and a host of other, more advanced metrics paint a clearer picture. A look at Chipper Jones' OBP, SLG, and EqA shows the venerable Braves third baseman is off to an outstanding start this season. Jones' 1144 OPS and .389 EqA are both second in the major leagues to the Astros' Lance Berkman (1243, .393), while his .459 OBP and .685 SLG are both third.

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It's Superior Circuit Transaction Action for all you fellow moves junkies.

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Bloody socks, dreads in play, and the voice of Bobby V. from beyond our shores.

KETCHUP OR PLATELETS? YOU DECIDE

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