11:42 am August 12, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
August 12th, 20101:51 pm
Hey Frank, bring Chone Figgins back home for a much needed change of scenery and figure away to pawn KK off on the Mariners.
August 12th, 20101:52 pm
Should have seen this one coming, sorry fans but Chipper has never kept himself in tip top shape. I don’t wish injury on anyone, but this guy has missed countless games due to injury. We should have been preparing for this for awhile by keeping any good infielders that can play multiple spots down on the farm, unfortunately the only bright young infielder is Freeman at first, what do we do now, what is the future of this infield ???
Maybe Glaus will hurt his knee too. No team in the NL playoff hunt is gonna let a 3B or 1B get through waivers for the Braves to claim. The Braves jacked around and could of had Adam Dunn. Now, we have no home run threats at all. I don’t consider McCann and Gonzalez only because they hit a homer every 10 games. Our outfield is pathetic. Half of our infield doesn’t speak english. Once the phillies pass us that’s it game over. If the Braves don’t win the division they will not make the playoffs, because the NL West will have two playoff teams.
Again I will say Hank Blaylock. He’ll get us through the season.
August 12th, 20101:55 pm
@Robert, I thought about Hank earlier this year, is he playing anywhere
August 12th, 20101:56 pm
This SUCKS for the Braves. he was playing so well. hope that he would still be apart of team and stay in locker room and help team out mentally.
For those of you saying Glaus to 3rd….have you seen this human cardboard move around lately??!! He can barely bend over for a pick off throw much less dive at third for a grounder and fire it to first….Infante is no drop off from Chipper this year.. Career yes, but this season absolutely not.
curley, moe & larry
August 12th, 20101:57 pm
Maybe the Braves can get a 2 for 1 deal, and have Glaus-a-saurs’ knees worked on too.
August 12th, 20101:59 pm
Having fun with all the different posts Jeffy?
Rawdog what the hell does speaking English have to do with baseball Ozzie Guillen can’t speak that well but he has as many rings as Bobby Cox already !!!
August 12th, 20102:00 pm
Not really surprised. Then again, I think all Braves fans were expecting the worse from that injury. Made a hell of a play, though…
You know, whether Chipper decides to come back from surgery or not, he has had a phenomenal career. Won a lot of games for the Braves. Has a World Series under his belt. He will likely be a Hall of Famer.
God Speed to Chip.
All of this said, I think that the team will miss him, but I think if any Braves team will can overcome this, it’s this years’. Infante will likely take a bigger role, and maybe a call up for Freeman? We’ll have to see. I think that this team can win big regardless of who they have plugged into the lineup. Gonna miss Chipper, but the magic isn’t done yet.
I say win a Championship for Bobby and Chip!
August 12th, 20102:02 pm
Heartbroken. Come back next year, Chipper!
August 12th, 20102:03 pm
Holy Crap people. GLAUS CAN”T PLAY THIRD!!!! He can hardly get his creaky aZZ down the first base line. He comes up hobbling every time he has to run. Glaus is first base or nothing. He’s old and broke down. He can’t field the ball.
August 12th, 20102:04 pm
Granted, Chipper is the face of our franchise. And I have been calling him a warrior because that is what and who he is. Basically, irreplaceable. That said, as in real life, the young are there to replace the old. We supposedly have the best farm system in baseball. It may take three youngsters to replace the Legend, but let’s bring them up and get started with it, for crying out loud! I don’t think Chipper will ever play again, but he could coach, or manage?? Or maybe he just wants to go to the Double Dime and shoot some game. I hate hunting with a passion, but I love Chipper the ball player with an equal passion. Players like him come around once or twice in a lifetime. God bless you Chipper. Heal yourself. Trust your heart. You can still help your team if you never swing a bat again…
i want to cry…but i only hope that chipper recovers at 100%..and whatever decision he makes…i will support him…he has given us so much for so long…love u chipper…we’ll try to win it all for you, my love
LIfetime Braves Fan
Chipper has had a great career and has brought us many great memories. He is the only one who always puts the team ahead of himself. Anybody else at his age would not have even tried that play because of the risk of injury. Only Chipper will give it his all until he can’t give anymore. Thanks for the memories (if you don’t make it back).
To all of you Phillies trolls that have suddenly shown up,
It is really REALLY bush league for you to come on a Braves blog celebrating the loss of Chipper Jones and appointing yourselves champs of the NL East. It is very poor sportmanship and in very bad taste to be happy a player of Chipper’s caliber who has had a GREAT career will require season ending surgery. And possibly the end of his career as well.
The last time I checked the Braves have a 2.5 game lead over the Phillies. Just because Chipper is injured in no way guarentees the Braves are suddenly going to start losing a bunch of ballgames so the Phillies can swoop in and take the title. This is reminding me of how cocky Mets fans were during the 2006-2007 seasons, and most of us Braves fans were actually rooting for the Phillies to win it all when it became apparant that the Braves weren’t.
You stay classy Phillies. You celebrate the loss of a great player, throw up on little girls in your ballparks and cheat by steal signs using binoculars of opposing teams. What class. If it weren’t for all the stuff surrounding the Mets, this would be the biggest joke of a franchise in the East.
August 12th, 20102:05 pm
Best wishes to Chipper for a complete and speedy recovery. If this was the last play of a great Hall of Fame career, what a play it was. So sad because he had turned the corner offensively and was playing with tremendous enthusiasm the likes of which we hadn’t seen for the past couple of seasons.
Getting Prado back will soften the blow, but instead of improving the team’s chances they are just treading water. Chipper was playing at a .400 OBP .900 OPS level recently and those guys are hard to replace. This team as constituted today will have a difficult time holding off the Phillies assuming Utley gets back in early to mid September.
Braves have a lot of options and flexibility, as noted. They can put Prado back at second and let Conrad/Infante/Hinske share third base, they can leave Infante at second and put Prado on third and keep Conrad in his off-the-bench role, they can try Glaus at third (which would appear to be a disaster in the making, ala Chipper).
I’m torn on where Prado/Infante should play; i.e., who’s on second, who’s on third. Infante’s lack of range has shown recently, but what we’ve seen of Prado at third screams of gold-glove potential.
They should bring up Freeman anyway, but that’s a separate issue. Presumably Hernandez goes out when Prado comes back. Here’s what I’d do:
8-Ankiel (or eventually McLouth)
August 12th, 20102:06 pm
I suspect that the Braves will do what they always do and use the players they have for a few games to see if they can maintain status quo; that is the division lead.
Brooks Conrad has proved that he can play third well and is servicable as a hitter. I am sure he will have the position until Prado comes off the DL. At that point the Braves will still, in their favorite term “evaluate the situation”.
There are some decent options “possibly” available to play third including those mentioned here: Ramirez, Blalock, Wiggenton. Not sure that any of those is worth giving up the farm for. It might be nice to see what Freddy could do but for some reason (probably to do with major league options) the Braves are reluctant to bring him up.
The Real Heisenberg
Nobody from Philly better make any claims they would be in first if not for their injuries. We had JJ, Heyward, Medlen, Prado, Diaz, Saito, & now Chipper out for significant periods of time. It is all about other guys stepping it up and Braves depth has prevailed. Respect for Charlie Manuel and his guys for where they are but not interested in hearing about their injuries.
lyle o verpayed just cleared waivers theres your solution if ya dont want glaus by seson end you will be crying for glaus back like some are crying they knew all the time that uni was better then ag man hind sights nice huh you bunch of psathetic liars lol
Heard It All Before
Honest to God, you people who suggest shifting Glaus to third. Lots of baseball on TV every night, you might consider following the game once in awhile. Peter Boyle’s Frankenstein character was nimbler on his feet than Glaus is today.
Bob Horners Broken Wrist
First off, I hate this for the team and its a shame for the fans that Chippa won’t have his last hurrah at the plate at the end of the season…BUT…it was only a matter of time before this happened. Chippa has never respected his body and kept it in the shape necessary to minimize injury, so I don’t really feel sorry for him because he collected his check and didn’t respect his obligation to stay healthy for the team.
August 12th, 20102:07 pm
just remembering that play at second the other night with infante. prado is a better third baseman than infante but he is a MUCH better second baseman than infante. wouldn’t it be better to leave prado at second where he will be involved in many more plays? platoon conrad and infante at third.
Chipper, order a mexi-dog and call it a career.
@Ormewood: Prado is eligible to come off the DL this Sunday, the 15th. It’s believed, though, he’ll have at least one or two minor-league rehab starts first. So, we might not see him until probably the series with the Nats the 17th – the 19th.
August 12th, 20102:08 pm
Thanks Chipper. Go Braves
If this is the end for Chipper, what a great play to end on . . . but I would like to see him get the surgery, get in rehab, and give it a go next year so that he can go out on his terms. I’m assuming that he would hit well — maybe not with all the old power, but we know that the man can hit. I remember when Lou Brock was getting old and retirement was being talked about during a subpar year. Lou said that the next year would be his last, and he went out and played loose and hit around .300. For Chipper, the sad thing is that we’re in a pennant run, but with the talent on this club (and a few astute moves?), we should be there next year too. If Hudson will give us another solid year, and if Medlen, Jurjjens, Hanson, and maybe Minor, are healthy, and with Venters as closer, what’s not to like? So — good luck with the surgery, Chipper, and come back for a last hurrah in 2011.
LOL about all those stupid comments about moving Glaus to 3B.
Must have been locked in a closet the last year if you think that is a reasonable idea.
August 12th, 20102:10 pm
Chipper Jones’ father told the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville that he expects his son to rehab vigorously and play baseball again, that he doesn’t want to leave the game “like this.” He says Chipper has new outlook about playing over the last two months.
Cletus Dooley Earnhardt SR.
August 12th, 20102:12 pm
who thee hell cayres? itss only baseball!! thee only peeple that care abouot baseball are mExican’ts and liberils. Wheen doess foootball seison start?
- GO UGA!
August 12th, 20102:13 pm
WIth or without Chipper Braves will still win the east
Brian, no you cannot swing a bat with a torn ACL. I just had mine repaired 3 months ago. When it is torn, you cannot plant your lead foot after the follow thru without falling out
August 12th, 20102:14 pm
Hate to see this happen, but at least he went out giving it his all and making a great play!
Oh yeah, Phillies fans at work are cheering about this- shocker eh…
August 12th, 20102:16 pm
@Bob Horners Broken Wrist. It’s a shame you feel that way about Chipper. I guess you felt the same about Mickey Mantle, too. He had bad knees if you remember and could have played longer also. Chipper had an unfortunate injury early in his career which could have attributed to this but of course you believe he was not taking care of his body. By the way, how many games did you play?
I’m a retired Radiologist. Reading an MRI on a patient who has had reconstruction of the ACL is difficult, sometimes you don’t know what is scar and what is a new injury as the landmarks are completely disrupted by surgery. I suppose they have the old MRI’s to compare with.
I attended an MRI meeting in Duke around 7 years ago and they are one of the centers that receives MRI, xrays, etc on prominent athletes to review. So Chippers images will be reviewed around the country (hopefully) before surgery is performed. At the meeting they showed an MRI of a ‘prominent golfer’ which I took to be Tiger Woods. They couldn’t identify the true patient because of confidentiality agreements.
Good luck Chip, and good luck Bravos.
It is over. Wow. What a ride he had, though. Thank you, Chipper, you gave it everything you had on every play.
August 12th, 20102:17 pm
Bring on Football?
Football doesn’t start until December when the NFL season is winding down and teams are fighting for the playoffs. By then, all the stupid amateur drama of college football is for the most part done.
In the meantime, there is plenty of time for baseball.
August 12th, 20102:18 pm
Gene: I don’t know what Chipper’s contract situation is with the Braves, but if he’s coming off knee surgery at age 39 I might take a Glaus discount flyer on him but not $10+ million per.
I have a suspicion there won’t be any rehab assignment for Prado unless there are lingering questions about his finger. They need him too badly here, now, even if just for his defense.
August 12th, 20102:23 pm
Chone Figgins for KK and Ankiel. Get it done FW.
August 12th, 20102:24 pm
Don’t trade Ankiel he has been good we need to keep him Nate and KK for Figgins
can we please get chone figgins he’s the perfect leadoff man and he’s got playoff experience.
August 12th, 20102:25 pm
anyone looked at Figgins numbers this year? And if so can you tell me why you would want to trade for him?
August 12th, 20102:26 pm
This is just so d@mn devestatiting. Chipper has done so much, and he was coming back. You just had the feeling he was getting ready to lead the Braves in burying Philly once and for all. I hope he doesn’t retire…his last game SHOULD have been a playoff game, if not Game 7 of the World Series itself.
Now the call goes to Omar Infante…like any ball player Omar wants to play every day…not to be a starter, but to be THE starter. Now he will have a chance. And I expect Jason Heyward will have a chance at the 3 hole in the lineup. Now more than ever the fate of the season hinges upon the Brave’s amazin’ Venezuelans. Go get’em boys!!!
August 12th, 20102:27 pm
Gotta be the best post of the day!!! lol’d
August 12th, 2010
Problem solved: Let’s move McCann to 3rd. Move Glaus into the closer role. Let Chipper’s good knee play CF and Bobby Cox’s knee replacement can play 1st.
So many retarded Braves fans!!! It’s embarrassing really.
Ankiel has sucked, plus the M’s are not going to take on Nate’s salary. This makes sence because the M’s get to unload Figgins salary and only have to absorb KK and Ankiel’s salary for a year.
I guess if you want Figgins you believe that a change to the NL would bring the numbers up? I guess kind of the opposite of what’s happened to Farnsworth? Farns had what about a 2.4 ERA with the Royals, came to the NL and has a, well, not so good ERA to be nice.
August 12th, 20102:28 pm
PDOG, Ankiel hasn’t been here long enough to say he’s sucked…sorry.
TG from CA
August 12th, 20102:31 pm
Yes, please trade KK to the Mariners for Figgins. I just read that the Mariners GM was looking for a minor league pitcher making only 8 million a year. He said he hope the player was old and one that cant make a starting 5 in the majors. This is a perfect trade. Then we can put Figgins at 1st and move Glaus to 3rd. I love being a Braves fan!!
CrazyMan I have seen enough, he makes Nate look like an allstar.
Chipper to the doctor: “Doc, my Ankiel hurts too”
August 12th, 20102:32 pm
I have seen enough of Ankiel striking out against lefties to conclude he at least sucks at hitting lefties.
August 12th, 20102:33 pm
Chipper Jones has given his all to the Atlanta Braves for 15 years, and if he decides to attempt a comeback, the Braves will be waiting for him with open arms. I just can’t fathom a great career ending this way – it can’t end this way. And having followed Chipper since the beginning, I know he won’t let it end this way.
As for the Braves and what’s left of 2010, they now have even more motivation to win it all this year – and I think they may go out and do just that.
Not a way to end a hall of fame career. Hope Chipper can come back next year but either way its been good run. Thanks Chipper!
The Braves will be ok without Chipper. Their team is really built around pitching and clutch hitting. Omar could fill the void left by Chipper but the bigger question who will fill the void left by Omar? The Braves will need to make a move now? Freedie Freeman I hope you are ready?? Your time may have just come??
August 12th, 20102:35 pm
TG from CA, Figgins makes 9 million and is signed till 2013, I am sure the M’s would gladly trade Figgins contract for KKs
… more like crutch hitting,
Honest and Frank Discussion
August 12th, 20102:37 pm
To me this is more of a sad injury than a big blow to the Braves.
Infante can lead off and play 3B. Prado can hit second and play 2B. Heyward will hit third, Glaus and McCann 4th and 5th. Ankiel and Gonzalez will bat 6th and 7th, with Melky or Diaz in the 8 hole.
That’s still a lineup. I’ll miss Chipper, but it’s not a death blow.
August 12th, 20102:38 pm
Ok, boys. Go out and win one for the Chipper.
I am a sad panda.
August 12th, 20102:39 pm
What about Glaus to 3rd and Hinske to 1st?
August 12th, 20102:40 pm
Okay boys the baseball gods have spoken, we moved Larry to the bench the only way we could, since Bobby & FW would not, so go get ‘em.
off to the island of misfit mascots sad panda
August 12th, 20102:41 pm
Lineup: 1. Infante 2b
2. Prado 3b
4. McCann c
6. Freeman lb
7. Gonzales ss
August 12th, 20102:42 pm
makes Mclouth look like an all-star….you are showing your lack of baseball knowledge PDOG, in my opinion, as you are entitled to yours.
August 12th, 20102:43 pm
Ralphie, Put that line up card down, you’ll shoot your eye out.
For everyone who is saying Glaus can’t play third:
While He certainly wont be able to play a great defensive Third he could certainly fill that role capably until the end of the season especially considering Conrad can come in off the bench as a defensive replacement.
For one thing Chipper Jones had many strengths but his D is certainly not whats going to get him in the hall of fame. So While Glaus might be a slight downgrade he wont be much different.
According to Baseball reference.com Chippers fielding last year reulted in -8 runs for the year below a replacement. This year he was much better as he +7
Glaus’ last full season at 3rd was 2008 and he was +1.
Let’s say that as most of you seem to think that Glaus will play poorly at 3rd and results in a -4 runs prevented below replacement (which he would have to be pretty bad to get there in 40 games).
The addition of Freeman to the lineup and keeping Conrad and Infante on the bench would EASILY make up that difference.
There is a reason Conrad is a bench player and has a average under .240.
He has holes in his swing and isn’t a great hitter although he does have GOOD power when he connects. IF he were to become our everyday 3B then he would get over exposed, pitchers would start studying him more, find his swings holes and his offensively production would drop. A bench/spot start role is perfect for Conrad. I love the guy and wish him the best but i think its best for him and the team that he stays in his current role.
The other option I like (kind of) is Figgins. He is not getting along with Seattle so they are desperate to get rid of him. He has a big but NOT HUGE contract (9 Million a year for 3 more years with a vesting option) He gives the braves Flexibility and is the most natural fit into our lineup. Figgins can play 2b, 3b and LF. For this season we could put Prado at 3rd and Figgins at 2b while keeping our bench depth.
He would fit nicely in our leadoff spot with a career OBP of .360 (down year this year and he still has .343) His speed is obviously his biggest asset and would give Prado(2), Heyward(3), and BMac(4) a chance to knock him in with a double or a steal and single and since we dont have alot of power that is a big deal.
The obvious concern with Figgins is contract length and price. Until Lowe comes off the books and we bring in the young an cheap arms of the future Teheran, Arodys and Delagado we are going to be tight on money. This burden would be lessened by making KK a part of any package offered to Seattle. Figgins wants out of Seattle and has made that known so they want to get rid of him and his contract badly. The Braves may be able to get Figgins for KK straight up. That means Figgins would have a net cost of 2 million next year. He is still a liability a few years down the road if his speed falls off but one I think the Braves should at least consider.
August 12th, 20102:44 pm
I think the Braves will try to explore a trade, only problem is other teams below them claiming the player to block the trade.
August 12th, 20102:45 pm
Conrad can’t bat right handed.
I hate to see this happen to Chipper…I can’t think of ANY player that is more loyal to a City, Team, or Manager as he has been to Atlanta and the Braves for 15+ years…He is such a huge part of the team and i can only hope that if he does decide to retire that he will stay with us, possibly hitting coach if TP becomes the new manager? It’s sad that he won’t be playing when we win the World Series this year!!! But now we have one more person to work hard for…CHIPPER WE LOVE U!!! THANKS FOR EVERYTHING!!!
August 12th, 20102:46 pm
Chipper shoulda retired years ago? Like when? 2 years ago when he won the batting title?
unfortuantely Glauss is probably next..bad time for the injury bug
August 12th, 20102:48 pm
… like two years ago, when baseball started really testing for HGH
August 12th, 20102:49 pm
Late post here but…..Just Dayum!!!
August 12th, 20102:50 pm
CURLY(you stooge) ummmmm. baseball just started testing for HGH in the minors a month or so ago,smart guy….they have not yet started in the BIGS, get to know your facts buddy…….
To all of you boo-hooing for Chippa…don’t. Save it for the guy who worked all his life at a middle wage job and got let go at 50 and now can’t find a job. Feel bad for him.
Chippa will collect his big fat $15 million check and be fine. And I’m sure he won’t be donating a large portion to Vets or Children with disability’s. The guy is a high school educated uber-millionaire that played A GAME(!!!) for the last 15 years. He is one of the LUCKIEST MEN ALIVE!!
I would have liked to have seen him end his career in a playoff game but now he will probably pull a Favre and hold the Braves ransom while he decides to play or not, then take his $15 mil next year and keep us from participating in free agency.
Nope, sorry, I don’t feel bad for Larry…I WISH I was Larry.
August 12th, 20102:51 pm
God bless Chipper, we need to win it for he and Bobby now. We need Chipper in the clubhouse to remain our leader and motivator/coach now. I say move Infante there. When he and Prado are in our lineup, how often do we win.
Damn dat sucks, he was jus getting hot, but i dnt think we will b as bad off as people think, i knw the truth hurts people but chipper has only made a difference in like da last week and a half of this season, before that he was unproductive, just like last year. It is sad to see it end like this but the time has finally come.
Hey I never let the facts get in the way
August 12th, 20102:52 pm
CURLY(you stooge) they started testing hard for PED’s, not HGH as you have to draw blood to test for HGH.
Maybe Chipper will be the next Kirk Gibson
I get angry when I see so many people talking about moving Glaus, but I think I get even angrier at talking about moving Prado to 3rd. The guy is having a career year and you don’t mess that up by changing his position. In addition, he is a better 2nd baseman than omar infante, period. There is really no arguing that. Bobby may think that prado is better at 3rd than he is at 2nd, but you would never take a guy out of the middle infield and replace him with a guy who is not as good defensively just because he is a better 3rd baseman. You’ve got keep the middle as solid as you can and Prado is better than Infante in the middle.
August 12th, 20102:54 pm
they won’t move Prado to 3rd….since Prado’s injury I think it has been obvious Infante and Gonzo have a little trouble getting together…where Prado and Gonzo were like peas and carrots.
Dan Kolb's Mom
August 12th, 20102:55 pm
this is a dark day for the Braves nation. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Chipper
August 12th, 20102:56 pm
Have you SEEN some of the DPs Gonzo and Omar have turned lately?
Good blog on the Prosebleed Section about Chipper’s possible future as a Braves batting coach and why now is the perfect time to call up Freeman
August 12th, 20102:57 pm
People get over it injuries are a part of every sport, every athlete out there knows that when they lace em up. Where is the true Brave spirit, instead of whining & crying like we at some funeral parlor, the Philly fans should have cried all season. Stop whining Chipper’s a grown man he’ll be just fine.The question is whether or not this team is made up of men or whiners like this blog.
August 12th, 20102:58 pm
RHH line up
1. infante 2b
2. heyward rf
3. prado 3b
6. hinke lf
8. ankiel cf
3. prado 3b
4 mccann c
6. diaz lf
7. gonzalez ss
August 12th, 20102:59 pm
@Bob Horners Broken Wrist. We’re not crying for Chipper (that is how you spell it), we’re sad for us. If you love baseball (which you obviously don’t), you would miss the excitement that we all get when any GREAT ballplayer gives us when he helps the home team win. As far as his salary goes, he could have held out for much more (and gotten it). I will surely miss all of his clutch hitting and plays (as he had many).
August 12th, 20103:02 pm
Whoever thinks this is a season crippling injury obviously hasn’t watched the Braves play all season. As long as Prado comes back OK, we will be fine. Chipper was a shell of his former self both offensively and defensively. We are getting a huge upgrade defensively with Infante, and now we don’t have to watch wasted opportunities in the 3 hole anymore. Remember, Chipper himself said he should be moved down, but Bobby was never going to make the move. The platoon of Infante/Conrad will be better for the lineup overall. Infante/Prado/Heyward/Mccann/Gonzalez/Diaz/Glaus/Ankiel should be our lineup down the stretch….We don’t have to waste Infante’s bat on the bench anymore, and we all know what Conrad has been contributing in clutch situations….Let’s go!
Yes innocent I have…my comment was based on both Jim Powell and Don Suttons(radio team) and Chip and Joe’s(tv team) comments. Both of them said it. They didn’t say peas and carrots but both said they thought Infante and Gonzo were having trouble where Prado and Gonzo were not. They watch the Braves live every game, I’ll take there word for it and from what I have seen I agree.
August 12th, 20103:04 pm
I won’t even get into some of the outlandish posts you have made on this blog Innocent Bysucker
That is terrible for Chipper but not for the Braves season. When Prado came back Infante was going to be the odd man out.
I’m a huge Chipper fan (I wore the high socks in college because of him)but this is not the equivalent to the Cardinals losing Pujols, not even close. A younger, faster, better hitter will now have the opportunity to play everyday.
A lineup of
ain’t too bad.
August 12th, 20103:06 pm
Chip Caray- A wealth of knowledge for Braves fans since 2005.
August 12th, 20103:07 pm
What about moving Prado to 3rd AND….trading for DAN UGGLA to play 2nd base (through waivers of course)
August 12th, 20103:09 pm
Dang It!! Oh Crap!! Ah Shoot!! This double sux!! Chipper is our team leader. Please come back for a couple more years. Get that knee fixed and go out shining. Don’t let it end this way. God Bless Chipper & Family.
August 12th, 20103:10 pm
coach… Braves are cheap
August 12th, 20103:11 pm
First and foremost, if this is the end for Chipper, and I hope it’s not, then thank you for everything. It has been an absolute pleasure following your career. People talk about your down numbers over the past couple seasons, but do they remember when you absolutely had to carry our offense for a 3-4 year span because you were the only legit power hitter we had. I hope you rehab and come back for a farewell season so that you can be honored the way you deserve to be. If Bobby comes back, then I’m sure you will too.
With all that being said, Braves fans, stop freaking out. We will be just fine. When Martin gets back, he will take over the hot corner, and Omar will become the everyday 2nd baseman. Believe it or not, this is an upgrade offensively and defensively. J-Hey slides down to the 3-hole and we keep on rolling. Bring up Freeman to take Omar’s bench spot and give him a few starts at 1st base from time to time to get his feet wet. That way, when Troy Glaus inevitably breaks down, the kid will be ready to step right in full time and we don’t miss a beat. Phillies fans don’t get too happy. We are deep. This is why you build the best farm system in baseball. For moments like this. Enjoy watching us in October. GO BRAVES!!!!
August 12th, 20103:13 pm
Thurston played third at Gwinnett last night. Will he be up?
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