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Chipper Jones vs. Placido Polanco
Jones started 2010 off very slowly and even considered retiring if his numbers did not improve. But midway through the season he found his stroke, showing glimpses of the Chipper Jones of years past before succumbing to a season-ending injury in Milwaukee.
He's always been reliable in the field, and if his swing is present, he is reliable at the plate as well. Jones is one of the clutch players on the 2011 Braves squad, otherwise filled with many first- and second-year players.
Polanco had a solid year with the Phillies in 2010, where he batted .298 with 6 home runs and 52 RBI. Polanco seemed to be one the the more consistent hitters on the Phillies last season, batting around .300 for the whole season despite spending some time of his own on the Disabled List.
He too is a good fielding third baseman, making this match-up nearly impossible to predict. However, Jones is eager to return to the field after watching his team make the playoffs without him, and feels rejuvenated following an offseason of rebuilding. Reports came in early this month that Jones had even hit the cover off a ball while in the batting cage, a good sign for Braves fans.