Category: ‘Third Basemen’

Juan Francisco, Chris Johnson to Platoon at Third Base for Atlanta Braves
March 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 AM
With both Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson raking during Spring Training, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has decided what most people expected - that the pair will start the 2013 season as a platoon at third base. "I think both of those guys are playing such great baseball," Gonzalez said on...

Atlanta Braves Encouraged by Juan Francisco’s Progress
December 11th, 2012 at 11:18 PM
The Atlanta Braves still need a left fielder and a lead-off hitter, and it's becoming more evident that general manager Frank Wren may end up filling the spot with internal options. Wren and Fredi Gonzalez spent a few days in the Dominican Republic evaluating several Braves' progress in winter ball,...

Atlanta Braves Honor Chipper Jones with Pre-Game Ceremony
September 28th, 2012 at 9:16 PM
Tonight is Chipper Jones Day at Turner Field, and the Atlanta Braves made sure to give honor where it was due. As has become custom for the Bravos, Jones was honored before their series opener with the New York Mets with a lavish ceremony that include a video tribute, guest speakers...

Chipper Jones Blasts Radio Hosts Over Celebration Criticism
September 26th, 2012 at 8:16 PM
A note to Atlanta area sports radio hosts: Chipper Jones does not like it when you rip on the Atlanta Braves. Jones vented to reporters before Wednesday's game with the Miami Marlins about a local sports talk show criticizing the Braves' champagne and beer celebration after clinching a playoff berth...

This Weekend’s Series the Last for Chipper Jones in New York
September 7th, 2012 at 2:27 PM
As the Atlanta Braves enter this weekend's series with the New York Mets at Citi Field, it's easy to remember how sluggish their offense has been for the past couple of weeks. What will hopefully instead be witnessed is a reappearance of Chipper Jones as the classic Mets killer. Jones has...