11:25 am June 15, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
June 15th, 201012:14 pm
It’s about time…http://TwitPWR.com/KDW/
June 15th, 201012:15 pm
Stay classy Braves fans. Here’s a collection from the worst fans in sports:
“Thank goodness. Can’t wait to not hear about injuries to this over paid cry baby any more.”
“i kind of hope he retires right now”
“Chipper not being able to take steriods or amphetamines has affected his game considerable.”
“He needs to retires his whimpy no good over paid a.. now , of course who doesn’t want to get paid and not work like he does”
“Will he strain a muscle, hurt a toe or pull something else at the press conference?”
do it now, not at the end of the season
Rabbit Maranville's chaw
BraveMan, cap space? I did not know that MLB implemented a salary cap overnight. Perhaps you mean budget space? The Braves will pay Chipper’s salary whether he retires today or at the end of the season, as he has earned it with his good work and salary deferals.
Takes a real man to know when he is done. Must be one of the toughest decisions for a professional athlete to go against their competitive nature. I admire you, Chipper, for taking responsibility and action. Don’t let it happen to you ala Smoltz and Glavine.
June 15th, 201012:16 pm
never understood the HOF talk. A good player but no Wade Boggs, A-rod, Mike Schmidt etc., etc.
I guess it’s just the chant of the unknowing trying to become relevant.
as far as classy, UGA Alum sums it up, Hooters.
June 15th, 201012:17 pm
maybe he’s just talking about coming back as a bench player next year and renegotiating his contract so the Braves can spend the money on someone else.
“June 15th, 2010
hey NNR Having a different opinion from yours doesn’t make someone an idiot, but not accepting a different opinion and think that only your opinion is correct makes you the idiot”
He wasn’t calling you an idiot for your so-called “opinions”. He was calling you an idiot because you don’t seem to remember/have any appreciation for what Chipper has meant to this team, how many times he has gone to the front office and reworked his contract to allow them to sign other players, and also the occasion he went and volunteered to move to the OF to help the team(how many players of his calibur have done that EVER?) Either you aren’t a Braves fan and come here to be obnoxious, or else you are one the kind of fans I frankly don’t care for, one who does not know or care about the players that make up the Braves legacy. Either one is fine, you just won’t be very welcome here.
All of you bashing Chipper need to realize that he has been the face of this team for a long time now. He’s done a lot for this team on and off the field. He will be missed. I do believe he will take some position in the Braves organization. I don’t believe he would accept a trade. Did anyone ever see the movie “For Love of the Game”? A guy plays his whole career for one team – that’s a special thing.
June 15th, 201012:18 pm
I would love to see Chipper take a swig from the Fountain of Youth and get back that .300+ batting average. Whatever the announcement may be, I hope he has made a decision based on facts and not emotion. He has always been a team player, and I don’t expect that to change with his decision. Chipper, you have my support if you choose to retire or if you choose to play-out this season and re-evaluate at the end of the year.
June 15th, 201012:19 pm
I cringed watching Aaron and Mays play their last couple of years. Now I’m going through the same thing with Chipper. He was as important to the 14 division championships as Maddox, Glavine, and Smoltz and should be remembered as such. I think we all appreciate everything he has done for the the Braves, but it is time for him to retire.
Likely leaning? Could you be more noncommittal?
Long time Braves fan
Chip Careys Eyebrows at 11:42 said all I wanted to say. Chipper was and is a great one.
Chipper won’t come back to ride pine.
June 15th, 201012:20 pm
RETIRE NOW AND MOVE THE DEAD WOOD OUT, MAYBE THE BRAVES CAN MOVE ON SLUGO!
June 15th, 201012:21 pm
JMAC why don’t you go watch womens basketball. You, ROB, Young and all those other effin homos don’t know shhh about baseball. This guy will go down as one of top 3 switch hitters of all time and has done nothing but punish our division rivals year after year. The guy is getting old and numbers have fallen the past 2 years but my god, give the dude some respect for putting up unbelievable numbers throughout his career AS ONLY A BRAVE. I have to say it was an honor to have him on my team and to watch one of, not only greatest switch hitters but greatest hitters and defensive third basemen baseball has ever seen.
June 15th, 201012:22 pm
He knows that he’s done. He just wants to finish the year and maybe go to the World Series again.
June 15th, 201012:23 pm
I like the vague wording of “likely leaning to retirement”. So he may be, but he may not. This is news?
Either retire immediately, or wait until October when the season ends to announce it.
Yep, I figured the Chipper situation would come up as soon as we got back home even though it doesn’t seem like it, it is allmost mid June and the numbers for Chipper sadly are what they are. Like him or not you got to respect him, it takes allot to walk away from that kind of money, and to be man enough to know that your not the “man” anymore. I think Bobby would have let him 200 in the 3 hole all year if it was up to him, but Chipper is taking him off the hook with this move and this is whats best for the team. Chipper can still be very valuable this year, but Bobby,Frank and him have to figure out what his role should be. Just think if the magic keeps going this season, this could be a Braves season for the ages with a scrappy, determined team trying to send Bobby,Chipper and Wags, three for sure hall of famers off into the sunset on top of baseball. You couldn’t makeup a story better than this. Go Braves!
June 15th, 201012:24 pm
While I have been a huge fan of Chipper since he broke in in 1993, It is time for him to relinguish his 3rd spot in the line-up and retire at the end of the season. Since the Braves are going to continue to owe him a pile of cash, it would be great to see him added to the coaching staff as hitting instructor while moving Terry P to bench coach. This may also free up some cash to allow the Braves to re-sign Troy Glaus and move him to 3rd base. Then Hinske and Freeman can man 1st base in 2011 once the Braves re-sign Hinske. Maybe the Braves can then trade or drop McClouth and trade for or sign a speedy center fielder who can be a true lead-off batter. Chipper has always been a non-selfish guy and I am sure he will do what is best for the team!
I just did some poking around, and so many great players were done around 37-38. Mike Schmidt, Frank Thomas, etc. Even Willie Mays was kind of done at 35. When I was a kid a collected baseball cards, all the great players has a decade plus of awesome stats, and then 2 or 3 or 4 years of mediocre stats. Thanks Chipper. You and Maddux are my Braves. Thanks for all the great great years.
What are the chances that Chipper Jones will become the NEXT Braves manager? Needless to say someone with a name, and someone with STRONG ties to the Braves will be needed to take Bobby Cox’s place. Who better than Chipper.
The Real Brave
Actually Rob I concur that you are indeed the blog dolt.
Gimme a Break
June 15th, 201012:25 pm
@ Runnin: Ken Griffey, Jr. did not do it the right way. Ken Griffey, Jr. quit on his team in the middle of a season rather than accept the role they were asking him to play. Go back and read the statement he gave when he announced that he was hanging them up. He said words to the effect of, “while I still believe I can perform at this level, I can’t do it without getting starts to iron out my swing.” In essence, “since you guys won’t let me start anymore, I’m taking my glove and going home.” Griffey isn’t what he used to be, but he could still have done what the team asked him to do and retire at the end of the year… or after last year, when the team could plan for his absence. It bugs me that nobody out there is willing to say anything bad about Ken Griffey, Jr. He was a lot of fun to watch when he was in Seattle the first time, but he showed his true colors to the world after things started to go bad in Cincinatti. He was surly with the media (still is), surly with a lot of fans, and then just flat out didn’t care when he was no longer the focal point in Seattle (as in, he took naps in the clubhouse).
No, Chipper’s doing it the right way, if this is indeed what he’s doing. He’s offered to give up the #3 spot in the lineup. He’s mentoring the young players on the team. He’s trying like hell to get back on track. And if he still isn’t able to be a star at the end of the year, he’ll hang it up rather than tack on a few Griffey-With-the-White-Sox-and-M’s type years on the end of his career. Keep in mind that he’s got years remaining where he could collect money from the Braves just by showing up. He’s not doing that. Chipper Jones plays the game the right way, and he appears to be determined to leave it the right way.
June 15th, 201012:26 pm
Whoever said Fred McGriff was as good as Ruth, Gehrig and Mantle is smoking crack. Also, i hate to say it, but Mantle>Chipper. Chipper is my favorite player of all-time, but i really don’t think he is getting in 1st Ballot. Srsly. I’ve seen players i thought for sure were first ballot hall of famers get snubbed. I’m still on the fence about Chipper being one. If i’m on the fence and i’m not impartial, then imagine how much the Media is on the fence.
Braves Fan Since '66
June 15th, 201012:27 pm
He’s been a great player and should be a first ballot HOF’er. As good as he’s been as a player, that’s how bad he is at interviews so I’m not looking forward to his interview with the press. It helps that his subs have been sensational. I hate to see him go out with a ring finger injury. It would make better drama if something elase had happened…almost anything but a finger. I don’t ebven have any fingers and figured out how to write this note.
Good riddance. This guy has to be one of the most egotistical persons I have ever met. He cares nothing about the fans (and I’m not basing this on one occasion). Yes he is a future Hall of Famer but not because he is a stand up guy.
June 15th, 201012:28 pm
Glaus can’t play third, we need him to stay healthy. Between Conrad and Infante although Infantes defense at third is somewhat shakey we will be alright. But if Chipper plays this year he should bat second
The days of 70 home runs and sluggers playing into their forties ended with the end of the steriod era. I’ll give Chipper credit for not juicing (I think) and doing it naturally.
June 15th, 201012:30 pm
thanx for the memories chip
June 15th, 201012:31 pm
“Well I guess there’s only one thing left to do. Win the whole f’ing thing.”
Bring back Gary Sheffield.
I kid. But really, Chip, we’ll miss you. From the illegitimate child days, to the Mets fans chanting “Larry, Larry”, to the batting title in the disappointing ‘08 season.
You’re much older than I, but I grew up watching you. Every day. None of us will ever forget that.
June 15th, 201012:32 pm
JMac12203 I witnessed him ignoring a 5 year old little boy who was standing in front of him wanting an autograph. His dad had to ask Chipper to stop ignoring his son. He then reluctantly reach out and to the baseball he was holding signed it and handed it back. BTW he NEVER even made eye contact or spoke the this kid.
Hopefully he will retire TODAY.
June 15th, 201012:33 pm
Hey look Chipper’s job is not to care about the fans, it is to play baseball, and in that regard he has been the class of a generation. He cares about the Braves, and he has had a stellar career played in a way that will be admired as long as there is baseball to be played.
Thanks for the many memories Chipper, you will be missed.
June 15th, 201012:35 pm
I see that we have more than 1 ignorant idiot here that can’t accept a difference of opinion
The Chipper bashing is crazy up in here from a bunch a people who could not play 3rd base on the church softball team without twisting their knee or drink 2 beers without having to call in sick to work the next day at age 38.
My 3 all time Favorite Braves! Hank, Dale, Chipper!
Glavine,honorable mention….. (just been hard getting past him being a traitor to the Mets (for more $) yuk! )
June 15th, 201012:36 pm
Chipper is a class act. I’d hate to see him go but if he feels it’s time, then it’s HIS decision. Everybody has a slump in their career. He has hit the ball good and hard some this year, many times it’s been right at somebody. Whatever he decides to do, I wish him luck. He has made baseball entertaining and I have been a fan of his since he was in Macon.
Braves in 2010
Its about time. Now we have the money to offer Glaus a contract. We gave him a shot when nobody else would. Glaus might want to take over 3rd base and stay with a club who will compete.
I think Chipper should just retire now. Remember him saying he would not stick the team just for contract money? Well hes not playing and when he does play hes not any good. Time to move on there Chip and let Glaus move over to 3rd. Bring up Freeman.
Chipper could not go to the bathroom without hurting himself. He needs to retire.
NO MORE BOBBY
June 15th, 201012:37 pm
And, Chipper will help this team, this year,in some capacity, mentoring , coaching etc…. to the World Series, hide and watch!!!
Chipper is 6 months younger than me, so I have watched him go from a rookie to potential retirement. Sad. Yes, he’s terrible in interviews; yes, he has had personal problems in the past (who the heck of us haven’t?), but he has outgrown that. And, maybe he is an anti-social player when it comes to autographs. But no one can deny that he has been Mr. Brave for all these years. Part of the Series team and there for a bunch of the 14 division titles. How anyone can bash him now is beyond me.
Stick a fork in Chipper …..he is DONE!! He’s got the work ethic of a BARTENDER. He’s Bobby’s boy ….SOOOOO he might as well blow with Bobby. I leave you with a few nic names for Chipper Dipper…..Hooter boy…..IRON MAN…..NO LEADER..Mr. APRIL(not OCTOBER)…
June 15th, 201012:38 pm
We Braves fans have been lucky to have such longevity out of our best players. Aaron era, Murphy era, Chipper era. You just don’t see that anymore.
We now have the chance for the Heywood era, I suppose, and a lot of other young pitching talent that could be a replay of the big 3 (call me optimistic).
Bob in SF
I love Chipper and everything he’s done for the Braves but it’s time. He just doesn’t have the bat speed to hit or the foot speed to play a solid 3B anymore. There is no doubt he is HOF player and I’ll be proud to tell my children and their children about the player he was. Go home and hunt while you wait for your call to Cooperstown Chipper!
June 15th, 201012:39 pm
One of you AJC writers wrote an awesome article on Chipper last year DOB. It compared him to an old comfortable couch. It touted all his numbers and showed how good Chipper really has been. It was one of the best articles I have ever read and I wish I had saved it.
If he retires, I’ll miss him. I can’t imagine that he will leave the team. I see coaching in his future and he has expressed an interest in broadcasting.
Good luck Chipper in whatever you decide, and thank you for your loyally to our team and your fans. While I was never on this blog the same time that you were, I read them later. It’s so cool that a player cares enough for his fans and the fans of the team in general to join in blog discussions.
He is Mr. Atlanta Brave in my opinion and I have enjoyed watching his entire career. If he chooses to retire he deserves a proper sendoff. Hopefully the moronic Atlanta “fans” can recognize what he has meant to the city and to the Braves team and forget his struggles the last two seasons.
June 15th, 201012:40 pm
############BREAKING NEWS############ Chipper Jones has Retired effective immediatly….. More to come soon………..
Just think of the young players lost due to not trading Chipper at the end of the ‘08 season. As usual the Braves held on to him too long. As it is now he’ll just retire and the Braves will get nothing of value except the money saved on the contract. The Braves are loyal to a fault sometimes….Didn’t they learn anything from the Alexander for Smoltz trade years ago? Best Wishes Chipper!
If this is the end of the line for Chipper, and I think it should be, he left a great legacy behind him. I have ONE VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION……Who would they get to replace Chipper??? Do we have anyone in the farm system who would be worthy of taking over or would it be someone from outside?
Well, this should answer a lot of people’s criticisms of Chipper. He wants to take a full year to see if he can get it back, but he is willing to walk away from the rest of his contract rather than stay around and embarrass himself and hurt the team’s chances of winning the next couple of years. He’s been one of the all-time great Braves and a HOF player, and he’s not going to let things end like it did with Glavine and Smoltz. I had said all along I believed he would; why would he even bring up the possibility if it wasn’t something he was willing to do? It’s good to see him follow through.
It will be interesting to see what Wren does with the payroll Chipper frees up and to plug the hole at 3B.
June 15th, 201012:41 pm
Do the Braves inquire about Mike Lowell for the remainder of the season?
“He’s got the work ethic of a BARTENDER.”
Is this an insult or complement? Do you have something against bartenders?
June 15th, 201012:42 pm
Hey Rob I can accept a difference of opinion. Your idiocy has nothing to do with your differing opinion. It has to do with the fact that in post after post after post, you make some preposterous claim and perpetuate inane and derogatory arguments that have no basis in reality. A legitimate opinion is supported by lucid empirical evidence. Spurious insult slinging does not a legitimate opinion make. So if you want to be respected for your differing opinion, how about show a modicum of intellectual capacity and actually back up that opinion. Until you do, you will remain the blog dolt.
Used to be a Scared Braves Fan
Thanks for all the great memories Chipper. You are one of my all time favorites.
Treat the guy with the respect he has earned and deserves. He is almost 40 years old, it’s part of life. He won a damn batting title at 36 years old. I think this is a good move, it puts it on the table… but if he does really improve, then he shouldn’t retire. I think he has gotten too much pressure to stay healthy and do amazing. Besides his rough patches, you can still see the beautiful swing and plate discipline. Lets not forget his OBP, which is the reason we have one of the most runs scored per game, considering we are no higher than 10th in Average, Homeruns, etc…
He is still productive. He gets so many walks because pitchers KNOW what he is capable of. I think he would be great in the 2-hole, on base for the guys behind him…
Thanks for everything Chipper, I think you will turn it around and hopefully some of these fatasses will get off your back.
Dang, Chipper took over third base after me now he’s going to take my job as the Hitting Coach… can’t someone help me out?
Move Glaus to third; sign Carl Crawford for left; promote Freddie Freeman to first
WORLD SERIES HERE WE COME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 15th, 201012:43 pm
Now he can pursue his life long dream of being a brain surgeon
June 15th, 201012:44 pm
Braveman? cap space for the deadline? You do realize this is baseball, don’t you?
Hoss/Larry/You Kno Who: Thanks for the memories. It’s been a great ride, and all of us who remember life as a Braves fan pre-1991 appreciate what you’ve meant to the fans and the franchise. Look forward to seeing you share the stage with Bobby, Smoltzie, and Glav in five years.
No matter what all the Chipper haters say I have the ultimate respect for the guy. A guy that has remained loyal to his orginization when he could have signed elsewhere for more money. A guy that deferred a large chunk of money to help the team sign some players. Sure Chipper has been hurt and his numbers are declining but the guy has given his all to this orginization and I just hope that he we can keep him in the orginization in some kind of capacity! Thanks Larry Wayne
Chipper Jones equals the next Brett Farve. One of the most loyal baseball players in the game, even if his skills have diminished. Im rooting for him to crush the ball and change his mind.
June 15th, 201012:46 pm
No steroids and age, catches up with everyone!
Braves Fan Since "80
June 15th, 201012:47 pm
Chipper, say it is so….go on the DL let the Braves find a stop gap and come back in september rested and ready to pinch hit down the stretch. right now Brooks is better, Infante is superior and they are average Utility Players….Chipper you were great, among the best…… if you were a rookie you would make Jordan S look good……It’s over admit it today for the team
How quickly we forget all of the great things that Larry Wayne Jones has done for the Braves.
Joe Simpson was saying last week that Yunel may outgrow the shortstop position,Is he our next 3rd baseman?
June 15th, 201012:50 pm
Yunel at 3rd could be a very distinct possibility, given his excellent arm.
June 15th, 201012:51 pm
AppalachiaBrave, just ask Smoltz and Glavine if the Braves are loyal to a fault. You should also remember that we let Maddux go years before he retired.
Wren re-signed Chipper that offseason after nearly getting eviscerated by “fans” for not re-signing Smoltz. I think it was an attempt to avoid a similar fiasco this past offseason, and to offer an olive branch to fans by making sure that Chipper would be a career Brave. I wonder how small a contract Chipper would’ve accepted to give it one last shot this year. Either way, Chipper doesn’t really seem to be hurting the Braves too badly so far this year, and I can understand wanting to play the season out just to make sure he can’t hack it anymore.
Johnny Rocker #49
June 15th, 201012:52 pm
Chip’s nothing but white trash.
Joshua, I disagree (though it would make some sense). Re-sign glaus to play third with the money we would open up, and open the door for freeman at first.
June 15th, 201012:53 pm
Really do not understand the Chipper bashing, when he has done so much for the Braves franchise. All ballplayers get old (God willing) as do the rest of us. Can understand bashing stupid or lazy ballplayers, but you cannot imagine that Chipper wanted to be injured or slow down.
Perhaps when you get older and are not quite as with it, physically fit or sharp, that you gain a bit of empathy for the natural order of things. Or perhaps you will become a bitter old scumbag that no one loves or respects.
June 15th, 201012:54 pm
Gonna miss u HOSS! My favorite Atlanta Brave of ALL-TIME!! Wish u could stay a lil longer, give it a little more thought & rest & maybe he could fight his way outta this slump. But if not, all good things must come 2 an end. I’m ur #1 fan in S GA. peace out chipper J! love u dawg
June 15th, 201012:55 pm
Moving Glaus to 3rd will only increase his chances of injury. I do not see that happening.
my first thought when I saw the headline and the upcoming press conference was that he was retiring today (why else would you have a press conf now) unless clearing the money means they make a move at the trading deadline. Just my initial thought after what Griffey did a few weeks ago.
Luv 2 Hate Me
Keith J: You hit it right on the money if people haven’t figured it out by now. Terry withdrew from the Marlins, Nationals and Rangers positions when they were available. Bobby’s been prepping Terry for the GM spot. Now with Chipper has hitting coach that would be very sweet. Keep the coaching postions in-house for the futrue.
Anyone suggesting that TP take the managers position is on crack. No way. TP is not a manager!! And the Chipper to batting coach stuff is silly, or is it? I think he’ll take some time off and deprogram. Who knows whether he would want to stay in the game?
But saying that….. Please no TP as manager stuff. Don’t go there, no……………………….!
I will not miss this guy. We made several trips to spring training over the years. We never made it to the games, but paid good money to watch the first days of practice. Like other on here have mentioned, he had no time for the kids that stood there for hours to meet the players. Brian McCann, Jeff F, Kelly Johnson amoung others would stand and sign until everybody got the autograph. This clown would stay as far away as possible. On one occasion he was walking by and said he couldn’t stop to sign for a kid that couldn’t have been older than 5 because he said the coaches needed him in the bullpen. Fair enough maybe that was true. But he went on to say he would be back shortly and take care of it then. This kid stood there for 30 min only to see Chipper return and walk away from the stands out to the first baseline, and follow it down to first base where he could walk into the dugout without being bothered. Yells from the kid and his father didn’t phase him. I once was a fan, but this showed me how shallow he really is. See ya later, don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
I feel actually pretty sad about this…he’s been a great player for the Braves for many years…and all of the anger/etc seems to be circulate around whether he’s chosen to retire at just the right moment. So he stayed a year or two longer than he should have…and he’s just a middle-road player (middle-road for the hottest team in baseball) is that so terrible?
June 15th, 201012:56 pm
Keith J: You hit it right on the money if people haven’t figured it out by now. Terry withdrew from the Marlins, Nationals and Rangers positions when they were available. Bobby’s been prepping Terry for the GM spot. Now with Chipper as hitting coach that would be very sweet. Keep the coaching postions in-house for the futrue.
June 15th, 201012:57 pm
God bless you and your family, Chip. Thanks for everything. Your professionalism and your talent were very important to me and my family for many, many years.
Wouldn’t mind seeing Chipper replace Bobby, though I think he feels like he needs to see his boys grow up.
Chipper has been an all time great for the Braves and will be missed but we need that 13 mill we’re paying him. The guy is lucky to play in 90 games this year and he’s killing the payroll. Thanks for the memories Chip but your time has come. Go out with Bobby gracefully!
n/////////////// Great point about possibly opening up payroll to take on added contract in upcoming year…. Wonder who is out there that can increase our chances of World Series Victory!!!!
June 15th, 201012:58 pm
I’m glad that it looks like he will retire as a Brave. I don’t want to see him playing for any other team. If I had a vote, I would say put him in the HOF.
June 15th, 201012:59 pm
Interesting comment from someone posting as John Rocker.
I LOVE CHIPPER JONES
To those that think that he will retire this year….are you serious? The way this team is playing, Bobby’s last year, and a chance to make the playoffs and possibly a penant/championship. No, he won’t retire immediately, but I think he should retire after this year.
He’s had a great career, but don’t stretch it out too long. Better for the Braves and better for his legacy.
**New thought: who will we go after before the trade dreadline, Mr. O’Brien?
Glaus to 3B means about 5 trips to DL each year. Glaus doesn’t have the hammies to play third base anymore. Has anyone watched him walk around, much less run?
Resign Glaus and keep him at 1B. Find a 3B.
June 15th, 20101:01 pm
Geeze this sounds like a memorial page on a Funeral Home website! I’m sad to hear he is wavering… go ahead and do it if you are going to do it. If the flame isn’t there or you just can’t, then you CAN’T! Be man, say what you think and bow out gracefully. I’ll admit I’d be dissappointed to not see him on the field but if it is HIS time, so be it. Do some around the park appearences but let Bobby enjoy his time in the spotlight – at least his swan song won’t affect the team’s performance.
Obviously I’m not a HUGE Chipper fan, but I do think he ranks among the greatest to where the Braves jersey and his legacy deserves to be preserved, not watered down with a .225 batting average…
@young – that was an irresponsible comment about PEDs and truly low class. His name never has come up in the suspicion and innuendo. So can it you closet Mets fan!
JOSHUA you are a idiot trying to sound smart I have not made post after post and what
preposterous claim and perpetuate inane and derogatory arguments HAVE I MADE.
I made a simple statement (opinion) of what I thought about Chipper. How does that make me an idiot? I thought we had free speech in this country. You have the right to disagree
but to call someone an idiot because of it, shows you are ignorant idiot yourself.
“Joshua, I disagree (though it would make some sense). Re-sign glaus to play third with the money we would open up, and open the door for freeman at first.”
I think that is the other distinct possibility, but I don’t favor that nor think it more likely for a couple of reasons. It will not likely happen this year because to date Freddie Freeman is not ready by any measurable metric to take over full time duties on a major league roster. That being the case, it is likely that for at least this season, Yunel will move to third. After this season, I suspect the Braves will attempt to resign Glaus for one more year (which may not be a possibility given his torrid pace thus far) and seek to acquire a big name infielder (quite possibly Dan Uggla). I think that the ultimate deciding factor here is going to be wanting Glaus at first where he is less likely to sustain any injury so that he can play as many games as possible.
June 15th, 20101:02 pm
for those that want to look forward. Free agents after this season include Adam Dunn, Derek Jeter, Andrew Jones, Johnny Damon, Jayson Werth, Mariano Rivera to name a few.
June 15th, 20101:03 pm
errr… “wear: the jersey
Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans
I’m 51, and unfortunately have memories of Russ Nixon and Ken Oberkfell.
The memories of Bobby and Chipper are much, much, better.
June 15th, 20101:04 pm
Whatever Gimmme a Break, let’s take Chipper off of the Braves on their historic run & implement Griffey Jr. I see more than 1 championship, yes Griffey is a little bitter because like all great competitors it hurts at the end, too realize you will never get to wear that ring. If it were not for Justice’s home run, the Braves & Cox would = Bills & Levy. As for nuturing so called talent look at all the up & coming talent that has passed through the Braves system( one of the best farm systems during their run ) Andruw Jones never learned to hit while playing with Chipper & had the same potential as Heyward. I doubt giving Chipper his father- Buhner, Martinez, & Randy Johnson would have worked any differently. So lay off Griffey, they never surrounded him with great talent & the guy gave every ounce he had. To many times this future HOFer was carted off the diamond for going all out for the ball, not straining a oblique swinging the damn bat !!!!! I don’t have anything against Chipper’s contributions is an above avg hitter & decent team player. But degrading a guy like Griffey is blasphemy, & once again its the media stories that reflect the end of his career. Here’s another thing, during the great playoff runs were’s Chipper’s great HOF leadership moment ???
Wish it hadn’t come to this for Chipper. You guys can complain all you want about his last year or two, but the future hall of famer has had one hell of a career. No. 10 will be up along the railing next to 31, 47 next year
June 15th, 20101:05 pm
Chipper is the best and should retire before his numbers get too bad. We still love you man…….but maybe its time to move on and let the youngens handle things now.
He is HOF material, just need 1 more WS to make it complete.
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