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Comparing the NL East Third Basemen

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Third base is important for what a player can bring to a lineup both offensively and defensively. After all, they don't call it The Hot Corner for nothing. We've got a look at the third basemen in the National League East.

The Chipper Jones era in Atlanta is officially over, but the Braves didn't waste a lot of time in finding a replacement, who could handle Atlanta's hot corner for years to come. When the Braves acquired Justin Upton from the Diamondbacks, they also got 28-year old Chris Johnson in the deal. Johnson, who hit a career-high 15 home runs last season, will take over at third base this season...

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