Cox doesn’t buy Chipper retirement talk

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – Chipper Jones has said it more than once, but with all due respect, Braves manager Bobby Cox isn’t buying it.

Jones said late in his career-worst 2009 season that if he struggled to a similar degree in 2010, he would retire. This despite a three-year, $42 million contract extension signed one year ago, which starts this season and runs through 2012.

Cox was asked what he had thought about Jones’ comments late last season, which the former National League MVP reiterated recently.

“I never took them to heart at all,” Cox said Thursday. “He’ll play three more years, and play good.”

Jones has insisted he would forgo the money left on his contract and “ride off into the sunset” if he could no longer play the game at a high level.

Among switch-hittesrs, he ranks second with a .307 career average and third with 426 home runs. He needs 55 RBIs to reach 1,500 and 28 doubles for 500.

Jones hit a career-best .364 for his first batting title in 2008, then saw his average plummet 100 points to .264 in 2009. His career-low 18 home runs snapped a streak of 14 consecutive seasons with at least 20 homers.

Since reported for spring training this week, Jones has talked not of retirement, but how he likes the team’s chances at a playoff run if the Braves stay healthy and get better production from him and others.

He has also talked about how optimistic he is for the Braves’ future.

“For pretty simple reasons,” he said. “[Pitchers Tommy] Hanson, [Jair] Jurrjens, and some young kids that are in the minors. The Braves have done a very good thing in getting back to their roots and stockpiling that farm system.”

Right-hander Arodys Vizcaino came from the Yankees in a December trade for Javier Vazquez, joining a growing stable of top pitching prospects in the Braves’ low minors.

Vizcaino, Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado are projected as top-of-the-rotation pitchers, and all are likely to pitch at high-A Myrtle Beach at some point this season.

The Braves “are going to reap the benefits” in the future,” Jones said. “It’s probably not going to be while I’m here, but… When you talk about a rotation of Hanson, Jurrjens, Teheran, Vizacaino – man, that’s talking about future No. 1 [starters]. You’re not talking about 4’s and 5’s.”

129 comments Add your comment

Tron5000

February 25th, 2010
6:25 pm

Brasstown Bravo

February 25th, 2010
6:26 pm

How do we know baseball is here? DOB is posting stuff every day! What a great time of year!

Tron5000

February 25th, 2010
6:26 pm

SportsCenter just mentioned a piece coming up this hour on a certain “exciting young pitcher” for the Braves who could someday join the company of Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz. This should be interesting.

Brasstown Bravo

February 25th, 2010
6:26 pm

Oh yeah.. First!

Tron5000

February 25th, 2010
6:26 pm

Hey..I posted a “First!” and it didn’t go through. SOAB…

Tron5000

February 25th, 2010
6:27 pm

A hex upon you, Brasstown. Oh, and Bravo.

Gil In Mechanicsville

February 25th, 2010
6:28 pm

Wow… Which exciting young pitcher are they referring to? I can count about 4 right now….

Puma

February 25th, 2010
6:59 pm

Do you think Chipper is the type to stick around with the braves after he retires? I think DOB did a piece about that not too long ago, Chipper being a coach. That would be cool. Along with Murphy, one of my all time favorite Braves. I could see him being a hitting coach a la TP.

Tron5000

February 25th, 2010
7:00 pm

Gil, they were talking about Tommy H. The piece was pretty weak, though.

Robert

February 25th, 2010
7:03 pm

smart money thus says chipper retires within three years, even if he plays WELL

bruce

February 25th, 2010
7:16 pm

Chipper doesn’t buy Cox retirement talk
That is the way I read the headline the first time I saw it… that would be good blog post too!

Mitun

February 25th, 2010
7:51 pm

I can see that Chipper will have a solid year this year.

Steve Brown

February 25th, 2010
8:04 pm

Surprised Chippy is in camp-probably could find some good huntin’ somewhere instead of working at baseball.

Bill

February 25th, 2010
8:22 pm

Great to hear Chipper fired up…maybe we are making progress. Thanks DOB and Go Braves……damn its cold!

Beauvighn

February 25th, 2010
8:37 pm

I think Chipper will be the hitting Coach for the Braves when he decides to quit playing. He will probably be a pretty darn good one too…

deriter

February 25th, 2010
8:58 pm

Bobby Cox has been around too long (way past his prime as a manager; why should he be giving advise to anyone about retirement!

Dodger Fan in Atlanta

February 25th, 2010
9:07 pm

I have been living in Atlanta for over five years from LA. By the way, the Dodger’s will have a Terrible year this year. Manny is coming back for a year & the Mccourt’s divorce ( Greed) will destroy the team for years to come.

I wanting to become a Braves fan but find it hard with Chipper still on the team. This guy should not be on the Brave’s and should RETIRE! It upsets me he’s being paid this year by the Brave’s. The bone-head mistakes Chipper makes is like watching my son play T-Ball.

TG from CA

February 25th, 2010
9:26 pm

DOB,
How is this possible? Opening week we play the Cubs on Thursday night in Atlanta. On Friday, we play an afternoon game in San Francisco. That has got to be tough. Go to Vegas and place some cash on the Giants that day

TPM

February 25th, 2010
9:42 pm

Chipper is probably tired of stealing money. He has had a tough time staying on the field in this post-steroid era.

htownbravesfan

February 25th, 2010
9:43 pm

Dodger Fan in Atlanta, you are an idiot. Chipper a bonehead? I’ve been a braves fan since the days of Dale Murphy and Bob Horner, and I’ve yet to see a player enjoy the game and the winning aspect of it as much as Chipper. He has been a student of the game since birth, and will make a great coach someday. I’m normally not this hostile, but either you are joking or you don’t know how to spell baseball, much less comment on it.

L. Grizzard's Ghost

February 25th, 2010
9:47 pm

Whoa, Dodger fan . . . your treading on sacred ground, while last year was a little rough on Hoss, the year before he hit .364 and deserved the gold glove @ 3rd base . . . look it up, compare his fielding with the eventual winner, David Wright. He had Texeira hitting behind him. He had to watch a lot of junk up there last year without the protection and they pitched around him a lot. The last two months were really rough and if you could ask him, he’ll be the first one to tell you. Just give him the first half of this year, I think you’ll be pleased. And by the way, welcome to Atlanta and the Braves bandwagon.

Delbert D.

February 25th, 2010
9:53 pm

No, you fools! Encourage him to retire; April 1st would be swell. Then go on a $42 million spending spree!

ElBraggO

February 25th, 2010
9:57 pm

It seems like the Braves are developing into a better team, and will have more success in the future.I hope Chipper will have a better year in 2010.If he doesn’t,I hope that he will retire,but I don’t believe that he will.I hope Cox will retire also,but I doubt that will happen either.

richbrave

February 25th, 2010
10:00 pm

And don’t forget that SS prospect they just inked. I hear SALCEDO has all-star written all over him in a few years.

Hey Dodger Fan

February 25th, 2010
10:02 pm

Delta is ready to take you back to the land of glitz, fruit, nuts Arnold….and take Dickbert with you. Don’t trash Chipper!

sugarfoot

February 25th, 2010
10:11 pm

Chipper is to be admired as a class player. He has done more for the Braves than any of the other so-called career guys, (I will not mention here). Don’t forget the salary sacrifices he has made so that the Braves could obtain other players. And, I sure wish Bobby Cox knew when to use the word “well” versus the word “good” in a sentence.

Gerald Gregory

February 25th, 2010
10:19 pm

Chipper is a great ball player for 50% of the year. So if he can play 3 games and off at least 3, he will surely hit 300. Otherwise, pull ham, big toe,bad back ect. so forth. Trade him to Boston, “NOW”. chule.

Steve Brown

February 25th, 2010
10:23 pm

Just in, Chippy injured his trigger finger huntin’, that’s why he’s at spring training on time.

thunderbull56

February 25th, 2010
10:31 pm

Retire for crying out loud!Think of the options the ABBT could have had trading you for Chrissakes!Think of the future stars we traded away to try and make a frikkin wild card.Lemme see, half the Texas Rangers roster is now stocked with former ABBT talent.JUST so we could make one last run with TEX.DUHH, DIDN”T happen! Sooo,Salty,Elvis,and pitchers are enhancing the Texas Rangers future.Boy did Shuey *up his swan song.Kinda like the first two FA pitchers he signed in KC.Watch the game, be a student of the game.Face it, it’s pretty obvious what a fiasco ABBT has been under new ownership.

Branch Rickey

February 25th, 2010
10:33 pm

If this is Chipper’s team, its going to be another long summer ! After leaders like Justice, Glavine, Maddux and McGriff left, it became Chipper’s team by default. Its no coincidence there have been ZERO post-season appearances since 2005, and no World Series since 1999. Stop stealing the Braves’ money Chipper and hang it up. Let the youngsters ignite the winning magic.

Orlando Wilson

February 25th, 2010
10:36 pm

Chipper’s having a blast in spring training. Bobby gave him the week off so he can participate in my fishing rodeo on Lake Okeechobee. Retire? Chipper told me cattle gotta eat and he’s got plenty on his Texas ranch.

Frank Wren

February 25th, 2010
10:39 pm

I’ve got nearly ONE THIRD ($29 million) of the team payroll tied up in old, average players named Lowe & Chipper. No wonder there’s no money for me to spend on premier players that could help us win !

thunderbull56

February 25th, 2010
10:39 pm

Sugar, Hooters and Class don’t exactly go together maam,sir.

ryan c

February 25th, 2010
10:41 pm

since 2002 (his “injury-proned years”), chipper jones has been worth 50% more, on the field, than what he’s been paid. once again…that’s only on the field….
i guess chipper should get on steroids or hgh so his body wont break down like a normal 34-38 year old. you anti-chipper idiots know nothing of baseball. before last year, chipper outperformed his salary 5 years straight. find that from another steroid free 31-38 year old. also, chipper has never had less than 432 plate appearances in a year and has had over 500 for the last 3 years (which is averaging more than 3 plate appearances per game).

and to the “dodger fan in atlanta”: the “brave’s? what is the brave’s possessive of? it’s “braves”…no apostrophe because that wouldn’t make sense.

http://www.fangraphs.com/statss.aspx?playerid=97&position=3B

thunderbull56

February 25th, 2010
10:41 pm

Tell it Frank.

thunderbull56

February 25th, 2010
10:45 pm

Sorry Ryan he’s what the Klingons call a waste of skin.Discount or not!

thunderbull56

February 25th, 2010
11:00 pm

Holy Smokin Aces,TP a hitting coach and it’s cool?Sorry Puma, but TP as hitting coach is,well, the worst move BC ever made,next to his bringing Liebrandt into pitch in relief in G7.Chippa a hittin coach? Surely you jest.’Sides Chippa’s too cool for such slummin’.

Buzz

February 25th, 2010
11:02 pm

Chipper for Player-Manager in 2011!

(especially if Salcedo can hit like we think he can)

Frank Schilling

February 25th, 2010
11:15 pm

I vote for Chip for manager only, retiring as a player.

KnowledgeBravos

February 25th, 2010
11:45 pm

Chipper needs to drink some milk and eat his wheaties.

harry

February 25th, 2010
11:52 pm

Enter your comments here

Richard Simmons

February 26th, 2010
12:21 am

Hey Dodgersfan, Stick to the Dodgers! How bout that big guy. ;)

Wilson

February 26th, 2010
2:15 am

NO MORE BOBBY

February 26th, 2010
3:01 am

Would be cool to win it all this year and both of them walk away from the Braves. Im so over the 90s clingers and hope TP is not going to carry the torch after Bobby. Time for real change in 2011.

Trey

February 26th, 2010
3:11 am

Tron5000, it did show up as first for you.

willie g hates bill shanks

February 26th, 2010
3:32 am

tg from da, on betting against the braves on the day game in san francisco you must not know much about gambling the braves have a high percentage in day games of wins. ALSO after they lose to the cubs 2of 3 theyall be peoded anyway. GET THOSE BRACKETS READY.

bravesfanbob

February 26th, 2010
4:58 am

I think Chipper will have a good year… .297 with 26 homers and 96 RBIs… But I doubt they’ll have enough to win the division. I do think they win the wild card. Keep your eyes on Florida… they could upset our October plans. Philly wins the East.

St. Louis wins the Central pretty easily…By default.

No doubt this is San Francisco’s year in the West. With the addition of Madison Bumgarner, this is the best rotation in baseball. Bumgarner’s numbers in 2 minor league seasons… 15-3, 1.46 ERA in 2008, 12-2, 1.85 in 2009, and a cup of coffee with San Fran, 1.80 ERA. Oh yeah, he’s a lefty with a 95 MPH fastball, and spots it like Maddux. Along with Lincecum, Cain, Zito, and Sanchez, who threw a no-no last year, they are the team to beat in the NL. I guarantee you’ll hear the comparisons of Lincecum, Cain, and Bumgarner to Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz several times this year.

We would face them in the first round if the above comes true, and we’d have a better chance in a five game series than a seven. Of course I’m pulling for Bobby and my Braves, but my money would be on San Francisco. Come on Chipper and let me be wrong!

jadarm

February 26th, 2010
7:32 am

I can only suppose that the people begrudging Chipper on this forum are either fans of rival teams or just plain ignorant.

I too have been watching the Braves since the days of Torre, Murphy, Horner, and I-285 Perez…and I will plainly state that Chipper is the best pure hitter that I have EVER seen come out of our farm system. He is clearly a future HOF’r… the only derogatory thing I can say about him is the Hooters incident. If that hadn’t happened his face would be plastered on every Nike commercial on the television.

He is absolutely amazing, all-world!

The same people hating on Chipper are probably the same ones hating on Bobby Cox….yup, another future HOF’r.

I see people saying that Chip should retire so that we could spend the remaining money on FA’s to revamp the offense…. My question is this:

Who in the heck are you going to hit that can replace Chipper….for that kind of money?

Pujols? A-Rod?

I have never been sure about most things in life. I am sure of one thing though. People are going to miss Bobby and Chipper once they are gone. They are going to wonder what happened to their beloved team. It’s sad that they didn’t enjoy history as it was being made in front of their very eyes.

Tee

February 26th, 2010
7:34 am

Chipper should have retired 3 years ago.

chipdip

February 26th, 2010
7:51 am

CHIPPER IS GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DDT

February 26th, 2010
8:03 am

jadarm, tell it like it is!! To bad some of the idiots on this blog have no real knowledge of baseball and the IQ of a rock so dont be surprised if they dont get it.

duker64

February 26th, 2010
8:37 am

jadarm, Glad there are a few baseball fans like you and others above left . some of these folks just like running their mouth and not knowing alot about ball . chipper had no protection last year . should be alot differnt this year if glaus stays ok . that means mac can hit 5 hole and esc.can hit in 6 hole.then will be stacked top to bottom .with whoever is in right .

McCann Fan

February 26th, 2010
8:40 am

Whatever. Chipper will hit over .300 this year and hit around 20 homers. Apart from that he is valuable in the locker room. Unless he hits .264 again and plays a crappy 3rd base there is no reason to start pushing him out the door.

By July the Braves will be getting a lot of attention from ESPN and the rest of the baseball writers, and for good reason.

Biff Pocoroba

February 26th, 2010
8:40 am

DOB, Spring Training, and a new Drive-By Truckers CD coming out. Life is good !

ElBraggO

February 26th, 2010
8:58 am

Chipper sells a lot of tickets.

Richard Dawson

February 26th, 2010
9:00 am

Nobody has four #1 starters because they can’t afford them, except the Yankees and Red Sawx. By the time those low-level minor league pitchers are ready, we will have traded or not re-signed Hanson and/or Jurrjens, or the minor league guys won’t pan out or will suffer injuries as so many young pitchers do. It’s silly to think we will have a rotation of Hanson, Jurrjens, and 2 other studs a few years from now.

The Redneck

February 26th, 2010
9:04 am

Chipper should have been gone several years ago when he impregnated the waitress at Hooters knowing that he was married.The Braves have gotten rid of everyone else that didn`t have any morals,but they have held on to Chipper because he is one of the good ole boys.I don`t have anything against Chipper because i don`t know him personally,but the organization is going down because they only target certain people,and if you guys are as smart as you think you are then i don`t have to spell it out.

collegeballfan

February 26th, 2010
9:32 am

I love the future of the Braves, say 2012 going forward. All the pitchers mentioned by Chipper plus the position players getting ready to move up this year and through 2012.

Wren needs to do what Gen Mgr Bobby Cox did in the late 1980’s, stockpile prospects.

Mike30326

February 26th, 2010
9:36 am

It amazes me of all the Cox & Jones haters out there. These guys brought so many pennants to Atlanta and now you trash them. Glad I am not your friend!!!! Jones will be fine this year. People act like hitting .265 is like leprosy…check the stats. Most major leaguers would be happy with that average. Chipper is fine tuned to be Bobby’s replacement. Obviously he is well versed in locker room talks, low key, and baseball smart. Right now he is the second voice of the Braves behind Cox.

Atlanta is such a fair weather fan’s town. In 2008 Chipper won the NL batting crown and you are still not happy! Cox, Pendleton, Wren and the rest are doing their respective jobs well. Can you say the same of yourself?

There are 30 teams in MLB, of those only 8 go to post season…that is less than 27%. From Spring Training a team only has a 1 in 4 chance of making the playoffs. Get over it. Enjoy the game! Take your kids. Run with your beer buddies. Most of all, just enjoy the game!

Mike

February 26th, 2010
9:38 am

It’s past time for Chipper to retire. He’s hurt more than he plays. Take his high salary & get some reliable pitching.

rico carty

February 26th, 2010
9:47 am

DOB, do you think the 500 HR/3,000 hits marks are important goals for Chipper? 3 years at 18 HR per year would leave him 20 HR short, and 3 years at 140 hits would leave him about 175 hits short. I know Eddie Murray is the only switch-hitter to do this, it just would be a shame if Chipper fell just short. Hall of Fame lock regardless, but real close to a legendary achievement.

ugaaccountant

February 26th, 2010
9:48 am

Richard Dawson – Don’t let ESPN’s northern bias fool you, we’re the deepest and best starting pitchers in the majors today. We have 4 #1’s now. 2 that we pay as #1’s and two young guns that are clearly aces.

itpdude

February 26th, 2010
9:51 am

I think Chipper wants to do the decent thing and retire if he can’t play at a high level. He deserves this year to show he can still play. I like Chipper. He moved to LF for the team. He’s taken less in ATL in order to help the team. He deserves this year to see if he can still play at his level.

b for bravos(nycbravesfan)

February 26th, 2010
9:51 am

Its always funny when fans judge players based on moral, or for that matter think an organization would base its team transactions on moral… Pt is Chipper is a good ballplayer, clubhouse head, therefore good for the organization. Tiger woods could take a lesson from Chipper Jones on dealing with infidelity. “organization is going down because they only target certain people” = laughable. Braves are on the way up precisely because they target certain people to join the team, if you were smart, you’d see that in the farm system…

ugaaccountant

February 26th, 2010
9:52 am

Chipper is a hall of fame level player, but why does everyone insist on framing career stats in terms of him being a switch hitter? Hall of fame voters aren’t going to give a second thought as to how he ranks in terms of switch hitters. It’s just a convenient way to make him appear to be the best ever by artificially narrowing the field.

Same for anyone that tries to measure a pitcher in terms of lefties only.

BaseballFactory#4

February 26th, 2010
9:58 am

Growing up and watching the Braves play at the “Golden Standard” that we all expect it is hard to see the way the team has been playing the last 5 years or so! But it is not near as hard to watch as all of these “experts” trashing Chipper! He is the last of a dynasty! 10 years ago Im sure the same ppl were praising Chipper! I may be young, but I dont think its right to just use someone for the teams benefit for 15 yrs and then turn your back on him when he has 1 bad year!

PS- Hall of fame no matter what!

b for bravos(nycbravesfan)

February 26th, 2010
10:04 am

i see your pt., who cares which side the plate the hit came from but i gotta disagree., switch hitting is a talent indicator, a lost art form so to speak. mantle rose alomar wish more coaches would urge young kids to try it out…

b for bravos (nycbravesfan)

February 26th, 2010
10:09 am

How does Karl Ravech still have the anchor role on baseball tonight? the man contributes nothing but yankee and red sox jargon. Krukies alright, I can understand his hatred toward the braves after the 90’s. thought Chris Singleton did a good job…

KC

February 26th, 2010
10:21 am

Why is it that we forget that Pro Athletes are human just like anyone else? They are just human’s and will make mistakes just like anyone else. Only Chipper knows what was going on in his life at the time that caused him to make that decision. These are people who deal with pressures in life that the majority of us could never comprehend or begin to understand. Yall really need to sit back and think about how you would look if every aspect of your life was published on ESPN and every major new network around the country every time you do anything. In reality it is non of anyone’s business what these athletes do off their respected fields of battle. Their personal life’s should be just that, personal.

How soon many of the Braves fans out forget the days of finishing in the basement year after year. The fact that we had a 14 year run of excellence is over looked. The fact that BC is responsible for that is over looked. The fact that Chipper made many of those years possible is over looked. The fact that Chipper took salary cuts and restructured his contract to free up money is over looked. It is easy to sit back and armchair quarterback the moves that were made a few years ago but at the time many of these same fans were ecstatic that the deals were made at the time. No team is going to do it every year. Every team is going to go through up and downs. If you don’t understand that and don’t except that then you are just fair weather fans and don’t respect the game. Chipper is worth every penny of his current contract to the Braves in what he will bring to the locker room and every practice teaching and mentoring and molding the team that we will be watching here in the near future. Let the man be and enjoy the game of baseball the way it should be. Respect and understand how his sure presents and leadership on the field and in the dugout will greatly enhance McCann, Heyward, Freeman, and McLouth’s career’s as they learn from one of the games best players of all time.

coach joe

February 26th, 2010
10:50 am

Its spring training and people are already talking about 2011… man enjoy the weather and the team… this is the most fun time of the year.. everyone is undefeated… stop and smell the baseballs..

b for bravos (nycbravesfan)

February 26th, 2010
11:01 am

coach joe- “its spring training and people are already talking about 2011… man enjoy the weather and the team… this is the most fun time of the year.. everyone is undefeated… stop and smell the baseballs..”

yup and the masters is right around the bend. yet snowing in in nyc, 6″ and still coming…
whats the over/under on tiger returning just in time for Augusta?

Dorothy Davis

February 26th, 2010
11:01 am

I don’t blame Chipper talking retirement if he does not produce this year. Who wants to retire as a non producer, instead of the great player he has always been known as. He would be an asset to the organization in many other ways than a player who can’t cut it anymore.

S FL Chapter of the Bulldog Nation

February 26th, 2010
11:05 am

I’m excited for this year in many ways…excited to see how the team comes together around Bobby Cox in his farewell season, excited to see how the young pitching staff jells, excited to see some of the young bats and how the vets come together, and excited to see out new closer…I just hope everyone can stay healthy! hoping to get to check out our boys when they play down here in Jupiter at least once before the end of spring training, and I’d love to make it up to O-town if possible…

tomahawk chopin’ in Seminole country is easy to do! Lets Go Braves!

barkin’ on the other hand will raise some eyebrows but I love doin it anyway! especially when I’m in Gay-tor country!

Chipper's Bunions

February 26th, 2010
11:22 am

Man I can’t wait for Chipper to retire so we can get to wear some comfortable shoes. Running around in cleats for 6 hours a day for 6 months a year will put a powerful hurting on ya when ya got feets like Chipper. If Troy Glaus can’t protect us and keep those pitchers from making us dance in the box, we are going on strike come July. You losers can bitch and moan all you want but Chipper and us are going to retire to the hot tub and count cash. Thank God we got that contract signed before the depression started, we wouldn’t be able to get Chipper a million dollar a year contract nowadays…not after last year. Those cheapskates at Liberty would have been able to buy two big boppers for what they are paying Chipper the next three years. SUCKERS!!

Navigator

February 26th, 2010
11:43 am

Hey, I have 16 big reasons why Chipper won’t retire, few people are staring at $16 million to retire on. I believe he’s more than capable of handling the boo birds for that kind of money. Why don’t you ask a garbage collector, taxi driver, a guy working at McDonald’s if he could handle 3 months of boos for that money. We all know the answer is, if anyone is dumb enough to post that Chipper has principles, then be out of touch with reality and write it, go ahead.

KC

February 26th, 2010
11:45 am

KC… not me, but I don’t disagree.

I should point out that 10:21 am was a different person posting as “KC” than the usual little old me. I don’t have a copyright on the initials…

That said, good post. I agree with most of it.

KCH

February 26th, 2010
12:19 pm

There hows that I will change mine.
10:21 KC

The Grinch

February 26th, 2010
12:48 pm

I thought that post sounded a bit too intelligent and articulate to be the old KC.

The Grinch

February 26th, 2010
12:49 pm

Leavin’ Orlando now; I’ll make a report this evening. Y’all behave.

wjones

February 26th, 2010
1:00 pm

“Tee

February 26th, 2010
7:34 am
Chipper should have retired 3 years ago”

Well, that makes sense. One of those three years he won the batting title, and finished second in another of those three years.

Idiot!

jake7

February 26th, 2010
1:09 pm

Hooter Boy needs to retire.We have won all these division titles and ONE WS !! IRON MAN has been the INVISIBLE man in all these playoffs. Is he a very good hitter….YES….average….YES….fielder….YES……leader……NO !! He couldn’t wear Cal Ripkin’s support hose.

The Redneck

February 26th, 2010
1:11 pm

Hey b for bravos,first of all I `am not a braves fan,but I pull for them because they are my home team,second of all I have nothing against Chipper because he`s a man just like I`am,but my only point was if you interpret well is that the organization has gotten rid of some really good players for making the wrong decision.I don`t give a rats a%* if Chipper comes back or not because he`s not going to be the one to determine how successful the Braves are this season,and for you KC you are exactly right,a players personal business should not be publicized,but you know what because he is a a public figure it was brought to the public and the organization should have handled it the way they handled all the other players that screwed up.My point again for those of you who only understand what you want is that the organization is still under that good ole boy system and this does not have anything to do with past batting averages;and by the way the great pitching staff and David Justice are the only reasons that we do have 1 championship in which we won 1-0 from the homerun that Justice hit and great pitching.My point is also this—Chipper has done a tremendous job for this organization,but his off the field issue was handled differently from everyone else.Wrong is Wrong regardless of how you look at it and who it is.Remember that there is a judgement day!!!

nycbravesfan

February 26th, 2010
1:12 pm

dont bother replying wjones. jakeys a little slow.

The Grinch

February 26th, 2010
1:15 pm

Some of y’all are completer freaking And Idiots. Problem is you’re too damned stupid to realize it. Professional help might be a good thing.

.Lew

February 26th, 2010
1:17 pm

Sorry, that last was my post and not the Grinch’s. Sentiments remain the same. Y’all are still And Idiots (the ones thinking Chipper is done), no matter who posts it.

BuckheadBrave

February 26th, 2010
1:21 pm

The Dodger fan’s showcase of LA’s Baseball IQ shows why they gave Andruw Jones all that money…how’d that work out? LA fans have no place judging ANY teams talent let alone bashing one of the greatest switch hitters and 3rd baseman of all time.

nycbravesfan

February 26th, 2010
1:28 pm

“not a braves fan,but I pull for them because they are my home team” -hmmm ok?

i cant argue with you if you don’t think chipper is a integral part of this team. period.
as for your comments on off the field morals, nobody including the organization speaks of it besides numskulls like yourself. who also think david justice won the 95 series by himself. got news for ya. chipper, grissom, klesko, lemer all had a better series than justice. nice selective memory, keep watching espn and maybe it will improve

jake7

February 26th, 2010
1:31 pm

BuckheadBrave……. ” one of greatest 3rd baseman of all time”. It’s STRETCH time!!!

BuckheadBrave

February 26th, 2010
1:33 pm

nycbravesfan,
if they watched ESPN they would think that MLB only existed in the northeast, Stephen Strasburg is Jesus and most laughable of all better the Hanson OR Jurjens, and baseball recently expanded to the west coast with the hiring of Joe Torre.

BuckheadBrave

February 26th, 2010
1:41 pm

The animosity towards Chipper shows the poor fiber of baseball fans here. After all he has done for this team, Hank, Dale Murphy, and Chipper Jones are the historical faces of this franchise, not your beloved Smoltz or Glavine, they are traitors who decided to turn their backs, yet everyone receives them with open arms and bashes chipper? Look at New York, Jeter’s skills have fallen off twice as much as Chipper but they still stand behind him. some fans in Atlanta disgust me

nycbravesfan

February 26th, 2010
1:42 pm

nice selective memory, keep watching espn and maybe it will improve – meant that sarcastically :o ).

espn’s garbage with Karl Ravech driving the truck. although they are airing the game on monday! I recorded yesterdays Baseball tonight thinking it would be worthwhile, still had to FF past 5 minutes of a-fraud highlights. had to shout out to lemer previously, after looking up stats ill swap mcgriff in there, Justice did have 5 rbi’s. pretty strong as well.

jake7

February 26th, 2010
1:55 pm

BuckheadBrave…..Hank & Murph never called in “SICK” to work when THE team NEEDED them the MOST…..Chipper has.My guess is you never followed Hank or Murph during their careers…THEY were ROLE models and great players ! Chipper has not consisently set the EXAMPLE.

Tell it like it is.

February 26th, 2010
1:55 pm

Chippers best days are behind him.you know it and i know it and he knows it.He needs to retire before the braves know it.

Bob

February 26th, 2010
1:55 pm

How can Wren tie up $15M a year to Chipper and $15M to Lowe and cry that can’t field a top quality team because of budget restrictions. He chose to invest $30M a year to those two when no other team in baseball would do that at this stage in their careers.

nycbravesfan

February 26th, 2010
1:56 pm

BuckheadBrave – agree with earlier post although smoltz and glavine are equally poster boys of the 90’s generation…..
fans are most notably awful when the cubs come to town and all the faux cub fans that attend one game a yr. @ turner field, cheer their asses off, singing let go cubs with two outs and pitcher up to bat. at least we’ll get it out of the way early ! agree with earlier post

Slow Bat Chipper

February 26th, 2010
2:01 pm

If Chipper has another season where he bats in the .260s and leaves a ton of guys in scoring position then he needs to hang up the spikes.

Personally, I think he stealing $$$. His bat from the left side has slowed down and there are 2 or 3 holes in his swing that pitchers can attach and get an easy out.

Did all the Chipper lovers realize that Jeff Francoeur and a higher Batting Average and drove in more runs than Chipper last season—look it up.

Javy( steroids) Lopez

February 26th, 2010
2:02 pm

Fredi Gonzalez for next manager, buy TP a bus ticket outta here, hes too laid back just like Loaf (Garret)

Daisy Cook

February 26th, 2010
2:02 pm

Who cares?
Sports is no longer the main foucus of “professional sports.” Its entertainment. The equipment, players and rules have been juiced for the entertainment value. Admittedly professional baseball is still two steps above professional wrestling; but the NFL and the NBA are only one step above.

jake7

February 26th, 2010
2:07 pm

Daisy Cook…..do you know Hulk Hogan ? I love YOUR inept THINKING ?

nycbravesfan

February 26th, 2010
2:07 pm

jakey, tell it like it is, bob .. all have no idea whats going on. these are the type of fans whom key in on players, expect them to be role models for their children, and say i guarantee we’ll win with a ear to ear smile. beam back to earth now…. sorry man chipper tells it like it is. as stated before chipper is one of the top 10 3B in the history of the game, look up the stats, look at the dedication, look at the results, leave your opinion at home…

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