With Jones going down for the year with a torn ACL and his career in jeopardy, one of the best switch hitter in league history might be hanging up his spikes for the last time. Always in the discussion for MVP although only a winner once (1999), his numbers are impressive, despite rarely being a league leader. This may be due to being clean (as of this fanpost) in an era where players who used found lots of success.
He hit the 30 HR mark 6 times in his career, his high being 45 in that '99 season. He finished second in the ROY voting (losing to Hideo Nomo). He was an all-star 6 times. He has a career plagued with injuries. He helped lead the Braves to the ridiculous 14 straight playoff appearances. He's 9 RBI short of 1,500 and 10 hits short of 2,500. I'd vote for him simply on the numbers in a steroids era. What say you?
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