11:25 am June 15, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
June 15th, 20106:27 pm
It appears he has had nothing left in the tank for a while now. He should just go ahead and retire now and not become a modern version of Willie Mays with the Mets
June 15th, 20106:33 pm
he must retire. it is crazy for him to stay around. i am one of the biggest braves fans you will find around but i want what is best for the team and i will say that we are paying him far to much money for his performance. there is no reason to continue to keep him and we do then his pay should be cut into at least half.
as far as TP being manager that is a joke also. he is already one of the worst hitting coaches in baseball and will be just as bad as a manager. look at what he did. ruined andruw and furcal. couldnt do anything with mark teixeira. bring back leo!!!!
June 15th, 20106:35 pm
The people at 680 The Fan are saying it ain’t so.
June 15th, 20106:38 pm
June 15th, 20106:49 pm
“We talked to Chipper today,” Cox said. “The best I can say is he’s planning on retiring after this year, but we won’t know until he tells you guys.”
That was the quote earlier. Now the quote is a lot different. What happened?
June 15th, 20107:04 pm
Chipper has to retire. When Griffey retired a few weeks ago did anyone really think he had anything in the tank anymore? NO! I just shrugged my shoulders about Griffey. Yeah he was great and always will be remembered as a great player, but the key word for now is *was*…he just waited too long to retire. I’m not saying I’d shrug my shoulders at Chipper retiring, but this is his last chance to do so with at least some kind of admirable respect. I’ll miss him when he’s not hugging 3rd anymore, but it may be time to give the Braves organization a definite answer and let them have a game plan way before the offseason gets here.
June 15th, 20107:09 pm
Chip can’t “announce” until he works out a settlement. If he retires straight up he leaves 20 million on the table. The Braves will probably give him half of that to just call it quits now. They’ll do it in the form of a multi-year “special adviser” contract. Everybody wins.
June 15th, 20107:11 pm
I hope he retires and take speech lessons.
June 15th, 20107:16 pm
I think Glaus would be better at first next year. Why risk the money on a shoulder that may not hold up making that many throws across the diamond? he has been the first baseman we have been needing for a few years. We could bring in whomever will play it from the minors halfway through next season and let them work their way into the job. I think Infante/Conrad would be a good platoon at third unless we get a good young third baseman during the offseason.
As for Chipper….*SIGH*….I have seen Murphy retire, Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz. It wouldn’t last forever but you never really are prepared for the day when the STAR retires. I admit to having booed him after his first big contract and he stunk it up in the playoffs and cost us the series. I’ve cheered more than booed for Chipper and he is definately a rarity in this day—A professional who won’t just sit on the team for the money.
Braves fans everywhere will miss you Larry!
But Chipper, I thought your on-base percentage was so high? Yeah. You suck.
Chipper & TP..open a bar in Buckhead, and get out of the game
June 15th, 20107:35 pm
Let us allow Chipper and the Braves to do their business believing they will do what is best for all concerned…including the fans! Both the Braves and Chipper are more keenly aware of what they are doing than anyone of us! Go Braves keep on producing a winning season! We’re rooting for you!
June 15th, 20107:43 pm
Anyone think he may have used steroids at any point in his career?
June 15th, 20107:51 pm
June 15th, 2010
The retards on here are unreal. WHO CARES IF HE DIDN’T SIGN A 5 YEAR OLDS BASEBALL!!! Do you know how impossible it is to sign every persons request for a sig when you are Chipper Jones??! I personally don’t care what the man does in his personal life, he killed it on the field and helped my team win 14 consecutive titles. You are the same idiots that go to 3 games a year and complain to the usher that I am being too loud cheering for my team. Please if you are going to be such a bunch of whinny little girls, don’t bother supporting the Braves. You are the reason that other teams have reason to come at us real fans, please go hop on the bandwagon of another sport. I’m going to talkingchop, you guys are the lamest bunch of wannabe fans I’ve ever seen.
P.S. Rob – Yes, your comments undoubtedly solidify your status as an idiot bro.
Bravo, well said Unknown Hinson. Obviously most of these people bashing chipper are clueless fools who aren’t fans of baseball or the braves. they just come on here trying to start stuff because they are jealous and/or ignorant. especially that braying tool turkeycaller, a true waste of bandwidth..
June 15th, 20107:52 pm
Bow out now chipper, while u can still hang your head high..
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June 15th, 20108:01 pm
We can all tell you that his bat has been soft as of late.
June 15th, 20108:14 pm
when chipper and bobby retire it will end a great era in braves history they have done so much for the atlanta braves along with glavine, smoltz, maddux, avery, liebrandt. lemke, justice,gant,mcgriff,
June 15th, 20108:23 pm
i say do not wait to the end of the season!! its not like he will be playing a lot of games the rest of the year anyway!! please leave now!! its not he will be missed!! like i said, its not like he will be healthy enough to play anyway!! And when he does play makes errors, do not run, and does not hit!! RETIRE NOW!!!
Cletus Dooley Earnhardt SR.
June 15th, 20108:31 pm
Lawry Waine Jons JR. is my fayvorite nonUGA man since Herchel Walker! I willl buy him a pats blu ribbon wen he reitires!
June 15th, 20109:08 pm
This decision, as hard as I know it is for Chipper, is absolutely the correct one. He’s an all-time great, but his greatness in terms of on-the-field performance has faded rather sharply the last 2 seasons. It’s never been a question of desire. It’s all about being 38 years old and having a body that bears the scars of a fifteen-year Hall-of-Fame career. He’s worn out. He has nothing left to prove. He can walk away knowing that he gave it all he had for a decade and a half. This is an unselfish move, and one that may help cement the Braves’ standing as an elite team within the division for years to come. The money they’ll save can be used to re-sign Glaus or make any number of upgrades. I salute you, Chipper, on a fantastic career and for making another sacrifice for the betterment of your team. You will be missed on the field. But I have a sneaking suspicion we’ll see you around next year. You’ll be a great hitting coach.
Thanks for everything, Chipper! Cooperstown is waiting for you!
June 15th, 20109:09 pm
Not a fan but I think this is actually pretty classy. He’s not going to drag the team down if he can’t produce and hopefully he realizes his contract money could be used to help the Braves in other areas.
If glaus is able to return to third that would be ideal. Then I say we go hard after a-gon or prince at first. Freeman looks a long long way away. With a middle of a line up with prince, glaus, heyward and mac would be unreal. Then when lowe and kk’s money is gone would could address left
June 15th, 20109:12 pm
Good ridence …… Don’t let the door hit you too hard on the way. out of town. Dude, can you fially comeout of the closet????
June 15th, 20109:14 pm
Good ridence …… Don’t let the door hit you too hard on the way out of town. Dude, can you finally come out of the closet???? You and Cox have been in the closet for much too long…… Be proud of what you are.
June 15th, 20109:26 pm
Homer…SHUT IT! Moron!
Lets see…Cox, Jones, Smoltz retire in 2010…Cooperstown will full of Braves fans including this one in July of 2015! See ya there guys. What a trifecta that will be that day and unprecedented! Can’t wait!
June 15th, 20109:32 pm
any and every braves fan should take the high road and thank chipper for some great years….it is a class decision to announce an early retirement and forfeit some money.
he is a legend and he did so much for this team over the years.
would love to see him remain with the team in some capacity.
best wishes to a pure hitter.
June 15th, 20109:55 pm
kudos to all at the ajc for staying on top of this extremely fast breaking story today. appreciate y’all for letting us know what you can as quickly as you can.
June 16th, 201012:55 am
Thank God for Todd Van Poppel, If you don’t know what I mean, Google him
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June 16th, 20102:21 am
right you are Joe.
Thank you Todd Van Freaking Poppel. Had he been signable the Braves would have drafted him likely and the entire space time continuim would be screwed.
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June 16th, 20104:20 am
how about trading for crawford to finish the year in LF, and trading for/signing Longoria for next year. We’ll have an extra 14 mil from chipper and 8 from KK, and with attendance up that’s even more money,so it’s possible
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June 16th, 20105:44 am
June 16th, 20106:45 am
y is everyone talking about next year. the braves have a good chance to win it all with maybe a move or two…….. seriously
June 16th, 20107:15 am
Well I see Larry Jones wanting attention circus fashion and again forgetting the Braves have games to play and work to do. Larry get out of the way and let the real players keep this ballclub going. Just wish you would take Cox with you. I wish you both well as long as you’re as far away as Outer Mongolia or Neptune. You are a self centered distraction once again.
June 16th, 20107:17 am
Larry and Bobby, Please feel free to take KK with you. Thanks and God speed.
June 16th, 20107:19 am
Chipper is definitely going to be in the Hall of Fame…. he is just physically worn out. He went straight to the pros without a stay in the minors and that is a lot of years on the road. I wish him the best – he was loyal to our “Georgia” Braves – never threatening to leave even during the losing years.
June 16th, 20107:20 am
turkeycaller- and just what have you done so great that you can criticize? Shut your face.
June 16th, 20107:30 am
Steve, Weren’t you known as Squealer on the prison work detail?
Bye Bye ???
June 16th, 20107:35 am
Don’t think that 28 million will be just waved goodbye to. It’ll be paid out but over the next 15 to 20 years. He isn’t stupid…nor a saint but does help the team payroll a lot over the next 2 years anyway.
I still think he can productive if he wants to become a line drive hitter. Dispite his HR last night, he mostly has warning track power now, especially at the Ted.
June 16th, 20107:36 am
I think that he should go ahead and retire on this homestand, or the next one. At least by the all-star break.
The team would really benefit from it.
Prado at third, Infante at second
June 16th, 20107:37 am
He was great, sometimes better than that. So was George Brett. So was Brooks Robinson. They got old and retired. He has, too.
June 16th, 20107:38 am
Floriduh, Your name says it all. You and any other Larry Lovers can find me at the game tonight if you think you are so sure of yourself. Gate 5, Section H. I will be wearing a t shirt that says Floriduh Sux. It may appear dirty as I wear it alot. You are a punk. Bring your help with you or your momma. I’ve had better. See you soon. Signed, Your War Daddy.
June 16th, 20107:39 am
He won’t get the $28 million if he retires on his own accord.
He’ll get a % of it.
June 16th, 20107:42 am
It’s not so much his hitting decline, as his fielding decline.
He just simply can not play 3rd base, anymore.
What a Turkey
June 16th, 20107:47 am
Don’t that guy get to you. Nobody (with an IQ) really pays attention to blogs from guys like that. Don’t waist your energy. I mean really…he wants to fight you over a blog???? That should say it all.
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June 16th, 20108:00 am
Chipper Jones; unlike many of his bashers, is a class guy who has played the game well and will be rewarded with a trip to Cooperstown. Good Luck and Best wishes to you. It will also be nice to see Chipper and Bobby inducted the same year.
June 16th, 20108:02 am
Didn’t Turkey Breath mispell IQ?
June 16th, 20108:03 am
George Jones says,”He ain’t ready for no rockin’ chair”. What say you Chipper?
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June 16th, 20108:56 am
I think if you are 20 and have no Braves memories without Chipper or Bobby, you should try and remember when you were FIVE, the Braves won a World Series with DAVID JUSTICE, TOM GLAVINE and JOHN SMOLTZ as main heroes. I love what Chipper has done for the Braves, but if they can make it without thse guys, they will do OK without Chipper and Bobby.
As for the ludicours idea of moving Chipper to batting coach and Pendleton to bench coach… WTF??? Chipper is considering retirement MAINLY because HE’S NOT HITTING!!! What, exactly, would he tell the Braves’ hitters, who are all hitting better than he is?
June 16th, 20109:17 am
IT”S ABOUT TIME. AFTER HE SIGNED THAT HUGE CONTRACT, HE SEEMED TO NEVER GIVE 100%.. SIMPLE GROUND BALLS WENT BY HIM, STRIKING OUT AT THE PLATE. HIS NEW NICKNAME SHOUD BE WHIFFER JONES. I NEVER SAW ANY HUSTLE OR FIRE IN THIS JERK. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. DON”T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU IN YOUR ASS ON THE WAY OUT. DUMMY. YOU SEEM TO BE EVERY EMPLOYERS WORST NIGHTMARE. STUB A TOE, WIND BURN, COUGH AND YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO PREFORM.
June 16th, 20109:52 am
[...] The Braves went to the World Series and won it that year, they would go onto the post-season for the next 11 seasons. The power house shifted though north in the NL East, until this year. The Braves sit at the top of the NL East- at least for the moment. But Chipper is no longer that phenom. He is the elder statesman. And he is thinking about hanging it up- according to multiple reports and Bobby Cox in this Carroll Rogers post. [...]
Braves are a Team, not one player.
June 16th, 201010:11 am
Chipper needs to go now so we can set the team for a run. We cant rely on Chipper and this is a team, not one player. Chippers had a good run and its been over now for two years. Time to go and release the salary for a player who can hit and be in the lineup everyday. Sorry Chip, retirement needs to be now for the good of the team.
June 16th, 201010:20 am
Umm, a few of you guys out there w/ ugly things to say?? Would YOU walk away from 28 million bucks because you aren’t performing at super-human standards anymore??
The best pure hitter I have ever seen don a Braves uni! A true Atlanta legend. I’ll miss you bro!
June 16th, 201010:30 am
Don…Do you remember Chicago White Sox GM who played baseball and led the White Sox to the 2005 World Series Championship over the Astros.
WATCH OUT NATIONAL LEAGUE
June 16th, 201010:41 am
June 16th, 201010:50 am
SAY IT AIN’T SO CHIPPER, wait until the end of the year at least, I’ve been a Chipper fan forever and would hate to see him go, but if he can’t cut it at the plate I guess it’s for the best
June 16th, 201011:20 am
As long as Chip doesn’t turn into this guy, I think we’re ok: http://TwitPWR.com/KHL/
June 16th, 201011:26 am
28 million $ seems like a superhuman’s paycheck.
He’s putting out 50% of the production at the plate, that he was giving when he signed that superhuman contract.
And his ability to field his position is all but gone, unless they hit a ball directly where he is standing.
He WAS leaning over and pointing his glove at the ground balls hit within a couple of feet of him, after they were ten feet past him.
Last night he wasn’t even making the effort to do that. He didn’t even run over to the stands to catch a catchable foul ball last night.
June 16th, 201011:36 am
Everybody is talking about Chipper leaving 20Million on the table and retiring. What about Kensheen Kawakami retiring. The guy is 0-9 and winless in a Braves uniform this year. What if he goes 0-495 for his career. I think Kensheen should retire immeidately and stop taking a spot in the rotation thats costing the Braves dearly. What about promoting Jergens to the starting rotation and moving Kawakami to the bullpen to work his way back into the rotation. Just a thought.
June 16th, 201011:45 am
I think Chipper should just “play it cool” until the end of the season. Continue to work extremely hard and try and get back into all-star form. My question is this. Why should Chipper retire immediately when the Braves are in FIRST PLACE and in CONTENTION. It makes no sense. Think about this. The Braves are skating through the division with Chipper slumping. In spite of Chipper playing pathetically, the Braves are still building a cushion in first place. When Chipper starts to play well the Braves will build a 20-games lead in the division. Also, what if the Braves win the world series this year, would that be fair to Chipper to sit home and watch it on tv when he could be playing in it. Let Chipper be Chipper and wait until the dust settles and the smoke clears on the season. Wait till the world series champion has been crowned. Then Chipper will decide on his future plans. The Brave may be world series winners and chipper may want to come back for the Braves to repeat as champions. All of that is possible.
June 16th, 201011:57 am
Chipper, I have had the pleasure of watching you since your first game. You are a class act and one hell of a baseball player. Whatever you decide, I wish you the best. Thank you for a great career.
June 16th, 201012:34 pm
looks to me that he is letting management know so that the team can have a better idea on what to do before the trade deadline. This was a class move by chipper who loves this team. Management will now know more so what kind of money they will be dealing with next season.
good move for chipper and the braves. Now lets get someone before the deadline that is actually quality.
June 16th, 201012:50 pm
Ray Parker Sr., You sir told it like it is. Great post.
June 16th, 20101:20 pm
Paul…..are you saying the Braves are in 1st place in spite of Chipper?
They are more fun to watch when he is not in the lineup.
June 16th, 20101:22 pm
I think their cushion shrunk a little last night.
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June 16th, 201010:39 pm
Why all the hoopla over a never was as a manager going out this year? Shucks an empty paper bag could outmanage Cox.
June 17th, 201011:19 am
He retiring to HOOTERS!!!
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Chipper to replace Bobby at the end of the season?
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