11:42 am August 12, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
August 12th, 201012:01 pm
This is terrible, looks like we’ll have Glaus at 3rd (his normal spot) and put Freddy Freeman at 1st when he gets called up for the 40 man roster
Jhey for ROY
@Brian…. that comment doesnt even deserve a response….
You’ll have to put Glaus in a chair at third.
Well, night as well go out with one BIG injury. Pretty fitting, let’s face it.
I really really hate this.
I wonder if Sonny Clusters ever tore an ACL?
August 12th, 201012:02 pm
That truly sucks, big time. Damn it.
Can’t wait to open the playofss….
Ok seriously. Those of you saying the Braves can’t overcome this. They played there best baseball of the year without Chipper doing jack. This is a team that finds ways to win.
August 12th, 2010
This is terrible, looks like we’ll have Glaus at 3rd (his normal spot) and put Freddy Freeman at 1st when he gets called up for the 40 man roster
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HE CANT PLAY 3rd!!!!!! HE CAN BARELY MAKE IT UP THE DUGOUT STEPS!!!!!! GOD. Go WATCH A GAME or TWO!
Good luck to Chipper. And many thanks. Just horrible luck. Got my fingers crossed on that second opinion, but it is probably just to make absolutly certain since the stakes are so high.
I really hope Chipper doesn’t call it quits after the season. It would be a real shame for him to go out like this.
This is not good, but once we get Prado back it’s not the end of the world. Shift Prado to 3rd, Heyward moves to the 3 hole and we are OK.
Prado – 3B
Infante – 2B
Heyward – RF
McCann – C
Diaz (vs. LHP)/Hinske (vs. RHP) – LF
Glaus – 1B
Gonzalez – SS
Ankiel – CF (or Melky on day off or against a tough lefty)
That’s still a very strong lineup, especially the top 5. You could swap Gonzalez up to 6 and GLaus to 7, or even just put Hinske at 1B. That’s been the key all year, versatility. We can still do this. We have the best pen in the league and a great rotation, we need to remain positive. Also remember we have a few weeks before the waiver deadline to add a bat somehow.
shame he didn’t do this before the trade deadline
@ McCann Fan: I TOTALLY agree! If that defensive play the other day by Chipper ends up being the last of his career, WHAT A PLAY! He did record a beautiful out. I think Chipper had other ideas of how he’d retire, though. But sometimes the way reality plays out isn’t always what a player has in mind. Happens quite frequently, actually.
Does anyone really know what the recovery time is on a torn ACL these days? Would it be shorter these days compared to when it last happened to Chipper 16 years ago?
There is no way Glaus can play third. The guy can barely move to catch a pick off nonetheless cover all of third base. Use Conrad at 3rd till Prado is back. Once Prado is back he’ll take over and leave Brooks coming off the bench. Infante at 2nd. Move Heyward to 3rd in the lineup.
Seven out to five ahead by 10/1
August 12th, 201012:03 pm
THIS TOO SHALL PASS………………………….WITH GAS!!!!
9th inning…one…..two….three..yer out…cu later
Bad news but we must move on. This is Mac’s team now. Let Chipper go off and have some fun in the sun. It is time to look to the future to get better not hang on to the past to slow us down.
Clusters once tore his pants on a barbed wire fence.
Bob Horner had a big fro, the only way I see the Braves trading a stud prospect for a 3B is if Chipper decides to retire and they trade a prospect or two away to get a solid young 3B who can fill that spot for years to come. Otherwise, I wouldn’t expect anything more than a stopgap acquisition.
Go get DUNN and let him play in place of an aging Glaus and let Conrad manup at third spotted by Infante. We need the big bat and Glaus and Dunn can rotate off the bench in big pinch hitting roles. Need the big bat and Dunn seems to be the only one? Who are some potential 3rd baseman? Ouch this one hurts…. even with ole Chip having a down year… he was kind of coming into form?
A career bookeneded by season ending injuries…when he started he originally hurt the knee and missed the entire season, and now, he’s hurt it again to end his season.
Not sure how this will wiegh into his decision to retire at season’s end, but you’d hate to see him go out like this.
Bravesfan – not the time or place to promote your Billy Wagner blog post.
August 12th, 201012:04 pm
Move Glaus to third; promote Freddie Freeman to 1st base
Leave Infante in Left; rotate Ankiel & Melky in CF
Tomohawk chop to the kneee
I doubt they move Glaus to 3B at this point. He would have zero range and has proven that his hands aren’t that good anymore. I think Prado moves to 3B and Infante moves to 2B…or vice versa, depending on how Cox wants to do it.
August 12th, 2010
Go back to your own fing board you blue collar piece of trash
Is that the first time someone started with “Damn” instead of “First”?
Get well soon 10.
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August 12th, 201012:05 pm
Agree with Donny and Ryan … Glaus can barely move around first … let’s get off this “move Glaus to third” nonsense
Wanna race, Chipper?
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Really sad to know he did it in front of his parents.
The man is a class act, future HOF’er. We were lucky to have him.
Prado to 3rd. Infante to 2nd.
Heyward down to the 3rd spot. Infante lead off. Prado 2.
That’s just wrong.
August 12th, 201012:06 pm
August 12th, 201012:07 pm
Jhey for ROY, that is a fake Heisenberg posting earlier. I am the real Heisenberg and I did not approve that message!
He is a class player who redid his contracts to make room for other players.
He will be remembered for some great home runs.
Down the stretch this year he will be missed especially since his batting numbers have gotten so good over the last 3 weeks.
Best wishes to him.
So does Glaus go back to 3B and we bring up Freddie Freeman? Risky but might really improve the club if Glaus can field – which is a big IF at this point. FF is hitting .305 in AAA with some pop – 15HRs. So perhaps he can be a bit of lightning in a bottle.
Infante is a good hitter but not an everyday player.
MoonLight Graham you are smokin….! No way inthe universe Glaus goes to 3rd. Yes it is his traditional position but NOT ANYMORE! Have you seen him move…he can barely make a play at 1st. Not an option.
What’s going to happen is Prado will go to 3rd which will be his position of the future anyway and Omar “Infuego” Infante will go to 2nd and prove that he is an everyday player…All Star Player!
God Bless Chipper and Thanks for the career and if you coming back or retiring…you have earned that right and our respect and admiration.
McCann and Heyward need to step up, be leaders of this team and drive in the big runs. Prado and Infante need to keep setting the table. And Freeman needs to make an impact right away. If he can get off to a hot start, that means Troy sits against a lot of righties.
Season over career over. Let the Hall of Fame debate start….
August 12th, 201012:08 pm
Rest In Peace Chipper Jones Career. If he was thinking retirement before this. He will likely retire now. The positive side is now the Braves get nearly $15 Million in salary relief.
August 12th, 201012:09 pm
Bobby will have to throw all of his lineup cards out now. They’re all blank except for Chipper’s name in the third hole.
Glaus to 3rd base????? Are you on meth?
Unless the ball was hit right at him, with a favorable waist-high bounce, he’s not gonna field it. And don’t forget that he missed an entire season due to SHOULDER surgery – he can’t even throw the ball across the field anymore.
The Braves need to be careful about waiver-wire trades – don’t give away the ship to bring a body in. Conrad and/or Infante are very serviceable guys at the hot corner, and both can hit.
We are losing our team leader who was hitting very well, but the drop-off to Conrad or Omar is not as great as most teams would suffer right now.
Expect Chipper to rehab and come back the middle of next season. He won’t want to go out this way, and he’ll get paid very well just to rehab (which he would be doing anyway) via insurance money.
Very sad. In the last month he looked more like the Chipper of old. And his last play was splendid.
While Wren explores trade possibilities, mebbe the best option is to bring up Freddie right away, then against righthanders play Freddie at 1st and Brooks at 3rd, and against lefthanders play Troy at 1st, Martin at 3rd and Omar at 2nd. That ought to minimize effects of losing Chipper.
August 12th, 201012:10 pm
What a turd in the punchbowl! I say call up Brooks Robinson…and whatever happened to Shasta cola?
Thanks for the memories, Chip.
Begins his pro career with a torn ACL. Ends hi pro career with a torn ACL. Sucks.
Braves really should be searching the waiver wire for someone (not necessarily a 3rd baseman) that has veteran play-off experience. Chipper, although getting old, provided an exceptional amount of leadership.
Not good news. I feel bad for Chipper Jones. He has really given his all for this team.
Bobby Cox could play a better third base than Troy Glaus. I agree that Freddie Freeman needs to make the drive to Turner Field as a major leaguer.
Glaus can ride his Hoveround out to third base.
August 12th, 201012:11 pm
if it make anyone feel happy.Then mlbtraderumors. saying that the braves still has enough Depth, to win the east without Chipper. Also it listed Aramis Ramierz who could clear waivers
Guys, we aint gonna get a Kirk Gibson….he’s gonna be on crutches for a while….damn, hate that it ends the season for you, Chipper. Have enjoyed you a long time. Also, I believe that it will not be worth it to you to work your way back. Enjoy hunting seasons, hoss!
I think it should be anterior cruciate ligament instead of anterior crucial ligament. Although, it certainly is a crucial ligament.
1) Dunn cannot be traded. He was claimed off waivers and pulled back.
2) Glaus can barely take a pickoff throw at first – he can’t play third base.
Maybe the red Sox will decide to sell high on Adrian beltre
One more player please
Move Glaus to 3rd and bring up Freeman now. Promote and dont mess around. Freddy is ready, make the move.
Yep. I called it when the injury was first reported. And I also said that would be the last play Chipper Jones ever makes.
August 12th, 201012:12 pm
I’m sure Mrs Cox will want to be far, far away from Bobby when he gets this news.
armamis ramierz is batting .220
August 12th, 201012:13 pm
It sad that the Chipper is gone for the season because he was start to get very hot.With that said let remember this was not chipper team anymore this was mccann Pardo team let not forget that
I am sorry to hear this news. Chipper was playing up to his potential, lately. Maybe he can feel good about that, at least. I’m looking forward to the first ballot HOF ceremonies. Good luck with the rest of your life, Chipper.
The Real Heisenberg
Hinske has played third before. Not sure how many games, but doubt he would ever be confused with Brooks Robinson. Somewhere Johnny Bench is still having nightmares.
Chipper, God bless you friend. You have been a great player and a better Brave. You have a tough decision ahead, whether to rehab and play again or retire. Do what’s best for you and your family. The Braves nation wishes you God Speed.
Bring up a bench guy from the minors and play who ya got now.
August 12th, 201012:14 pm
Bravesfan….Glaus is a 3rd baseman moved to 1st this offseason. Glaus is actually a very good 3rd baseman. Move him over and call up Freeman.
It is just disappointing.
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Buh-bye Larry! Good luck on your Texas ranch.
Paul in RDU
Tough break for Chipper. I am sure that this is not how he envisioned his career ending.
Cooperstown is next.
August 12th, 201012:15 pm
To me the answer here is put him on the DL to allow some time to recuperate. Then activate him in September and, if he can handle it, play most days for the first 5 innings or so. Get his bat in the lineup. Then pull him after 5 for defensive reasons. If this doesn’t work and his bat isn’t helping, put him back on the DL for good.
No chance is Glaus playing 3b
At least now you guys have an excuse down in Atlanta. When Philly pass you now you can blame it all on Chipper’s injury. You should have kept me
I’d like to see Freeman come up, but Glaus doesn’t appear to be moving too well these days. looks like Infante is going to stay in the starting line-up.
Wonder if he’ll try rehab it enough to be a bat off the bench for the rest of the year? Even if he has to jog to first base that would still be a good thing for Bobby to have at his disposal at crunch time.
Voice of Reason
Chipper has been my favorite player since he was a rookie and I was only 9 years old. I grew up with him, and thus, there will NEVER be another athlete I admire as much as him. I have always cringed at the thought of him not playing for the Braves anymore. Some may be ready to move on, but I’m not…
I really hope he rehabs and comes back next season. It would be a shame to see him end his career this way. He’s proven that he can still hit and help this ballclub win. The naysayers will say that he’s not worth $14 million, but who cares? We are watching a legend folks. The best everyday player in “Atlanta Braves” history. (Aaron only played 9 years in Atlanta. Murphy is also close.)
As for this season… Our starting lineup will still be solid, but we lose some power. (Infante only has 3 HR’s all season.) And of course, that means our bench will take a hit. But hopefully we can pull it all together and make a strong August, September, and (possibly) October run.
August 12th, 201012:16 pm
OK Chipper out, Move Glaus to 3rd which he played all his career and bring up Freddie Freeman for 1st.
Prado 3b Infante 2b.
With Conrad in the mix.
Thats what your gonna see.
Boston would not move Beltre, but was willing to eat most or all of Mike Lowell’s contract in the Texas trade that fell through. But at this point in his career, I do not believe Lowell is much of an upgrade over what we have in house.
That is bad news, but the Braves have won a lot of games this season when Chipper could not play. The Braves have a good team, with good “chemistry,” and they can probably overcome this and continue to play well. In a way, this is a somewhat “satisfactory” way for Chipper to end his career, if that it what happens. He was hitting well, and his last play was an excellent one, a great defensive play, like he made so often in his prime. The way to remember Chipper is with those last solid hits and that last defensive gem, not as a guy struggling to hit and make the plays on defense.
gdude from Ala
Larry,Dude..Take the Upper Road on this One..RETIRE(Glavine an Smotz didn’t).
Chipper is a sure 3rd ballot HOF pick.
Terrible news—hope there is a temporary fix until the end of the season, but I have never heard of one for a torn ACL.
August 12th, 201012:17 pm
@ “Frenchy”….the Muts don’t even want “you” anymore. Whatta talking about?
August 12th, 201012:18 pm
“Glaus can ride his Hoveround out to third base.” LOL, Donny.
This really sucks though. I feel like my dog just died in a lawnmower accident.
BRAVES KEEP YOUR HEADS UP AND STAY FOCUS ON THE PRIZE
Bet his mom and dad still remember his first game as a Little Leaguer. They may well have been at his last game too.
P. Bull Terrier
If the injury ends Chipper’s career, at least he went out in style with one his best ever defensive plays. I just wish he could have retired after winning a World Series Championship in his last game.
Obnoxious Mets Fan
I hope this means Larry won’t be able to beat up on us anymore.
I’ve always been thankful that Todd Van Poppel didn’t want to play for the Braves……..Chipper, Cooperstown awaits.
ITP Braves Fan
I’m not sure why so many are penciling in Glaus to play 3B. He is barely mobile enough to play 1B. I’d hate to see him try to field grounders at 3B, let alone make the throw.
One more player please, Glaus WAS a very good 3B. Now, he moves around like he has 2 torn ACLs. Haven’t you seen the Braves make enough errors lately without wishing for Glaus to move back to 3B?
The way Chipper is and the way the team is going now, he’d play 3rd on crutches or in a wheelchair to be a part of what is going on with the Braves this season.
I hate to see his career end like this but it doesn’t look good for the face of the Braves franchise. Chipper took himself as far as his body could take him and we should never doubt his passion or committment he’s shown over two decades to the organization. He’ll be missed but I hope he stays in the dugout the rest of the season for his presence as a leader is huge for this team.
DAMN IT! NOW HE’LL DEFINITELY RETIRE.
I’ll miss u Chip, we’ll get a ring tho…
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