1:30 pm January 31, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
January 31st, 201110:35 pm
You want to make a side bet on those numbers??
January 31st, 201111:13 pm
HC,I will take some action on it too! Cripple Jones won’t even see 100 games! let alone hit 23 hr.
rapid decline is in his present! maybe .240 10hr and that’s about all…. what some rose colored glasses people forget is AGE will get you and fast! Folks Cripple Jones is 39 not 29! it’s time to face reality!
February 1st, 20111:07 am
Somebody is asking to get pranked called…
February 1st, 20111:32 am
Our only HOFer as a true Atlanta Brave. Smoltz finished with the Sox and the Cards. Whether you like him or not, he is the greatest Atlanta Brave position player of all time…….
February 1st, 20112:07 am
Chipper is Chipper man, let’s wait till after Spring Training before you folks start talkin all your smack. He has done more for a team in more ways than any other player.
I have and will continue to love and support my favorite Brave!!!!!!!
Conyers Braves Fan
February 1st, 20114:16 am
About what I expected in responses to any blog about Chipper. I estimate about a 50-50 split from those who support Chipper and those who want him to retire.
I believe he is still worth the risk of a trial period. If he can stay free of a major injury, he should be able to contribute enough to justify his decision to give it another try.
February 1st, 20114:52 am
I?ll make a 2011 prediction….. Fish Bisch will bitch after alll 162 games,, Robert will continueto be the Donkey in the blog and Mitchell will continue to not need heat in his house due to all the hot air he produces. i think we should trade all 3 of them to a Colorado Rockies blog for 3 bloggers to be named later. it certainly couldn’t hurt. ” Those that can, Do. those that can’t bitch about those who can.”
February 1st, 20116:16 am
@Quicherbichin – I would settle for 1 Colorado blogger in return…
February 1st, 20117:35 am
Pardon the redundancy if this has been said, but I don’t have time to read every post …1) I recall Chipper signing for less than market value at least twice, so it all evens out. 2) Retiring wouldn’t save the Braves enough money to replace him with a comparable (let alone better) bat. Like DC just said, ignore the idiots.
February 1st, 20118:03 am
QICHERBICHIN: I agree with your assessment of Robert. Poor soul… now that Bobby’s done, he almost lost his purpose in life. Thank god, though, Chipper will be around for a couple more years. Looks like Robert has found a new target for his anger…
February 1st, 20118:11 am
If it were all about money Chipper would of been gone as a free agent years ago. His loyalty to the Braves and Braves fans is unparalleled. Thank you Chipper and best wishes for a outstanding 2011 comeback.
February 1st, 20119:14 am
GermanBravesFan: I was thinking the same thing about our friend’s new Chipper focus. I guess he has to apply it somewhere, and extolling the SEC football’s supremacy doesn’t resonate quite as profoundly on a baseball-centric blog in February as in December. So, to supplement the neverending rants about the retired manager, and the random, usually inappropriate jokes, it appears we’ll have examinations of Chipper’s career. (Actually, when you consider where we were a year ago with said commenter, I’ll take it.)
February 1st, 20119:30 am
Mr. BoJangles – There is so much wrong with EVERYTHING you said yesterday, I don’t even know where to begin. Before you come back, GET A CLUE!
February 1st, 20119:47 am
By the look of the negative comments re Chipper, it must almost be spring.Pitchers, catchers and idiots are reporting in.He can still be a major player for the Braves and has earned a chance to be one.
February 1st, 201110:00 am
Just retire already Jones..no sense getting hope up, then missing 3-5 months.
February 1st, 201110:01 am
Of course Chipper isn’t the player that he once was, but let’s see what he does when he returns before we bury him. He was playing better when he got hurt last year and if he can return to that level, he will help the team. If he plays poorly, I for one take him at his word that he will retire if not during this season than before the next one.
P.S. To one of the other posters on here, an argument could be made that Eddie Mathews was the best 3B in Braves franchise history.
February 1st, 201111:20 am
HATERS Chip will chop his way the MVP
total braves fan
February 1st, 201111:30 am
I have been a Braves fan through all of the years … since 1966. And there is one thing I do know about Chipper Jones. He has always done what is best for his team. And I am sure he will continue to do so. I personally do not want to see an injury take out such a great player. He will one day be in the Hall of Fame … of that I am sure. We should not judge his reasoning behind his decision. It is his decision. Chipper … your true fans are behind you.
February 1st, 201112:05 pm
Chipper may be closer to the end than the beginning of his career, but I guarantee rabid Mets or Phillies fans will still hate to see him come to bat in a game on the line situation. More often than not, he has delivered in those situations. My bet is he has a few more left in him.
Let's Be Serious II
February 1st, 20111:23 pm
The Hammer is the best Braves of all time and the best baseball player of all times check his status he did a lot more than hit home runs. I don’t get it!!!!!
February 1st, 20113:47 pm
too this is not the american league. then chipper can be dh. would hate to see him hurt himself worse than it is. if he plays, move down the line-up to 7th or 8th.
February 1st, 20113:52 pm
No matter what everybody’s lineup predictions are, it is safe to say that Chipper won’t be leaving the three hole anytime soon. Here is an excerpt from a very recent article on ESPN.com regarding Fredi’s thoughts about the lineup:
New manager Fred Gonzalez said he has tinkered with several possible lineups. He said every combination includes Jones playing third base and hitting third.
“I have not made a lineup with No. 10 not in it,” Gonzalez said. “That’s how confident I am that he’s going to be with us.”
February 1st, 20114:04 pm
Let’sBeSerious , I think people are making the argument that Chipper is the best Atlanta Brave of all time(position player wise) Being that Mathews and Aaron put up most of their numbers in Millwaukee being the difference maker. Franchise players wise, sure it’s Aaron. But I was watching the Prime 9 show on MLB network and they had Chipper listed as the 4th greatest 3rd baseman of all time behind only Schmidt,Brett, and Brooks Robinson…. Maybe the 2nd greatest switch hitter of all time after Mantle. The guy is good!
February 1st, 20114:11 pm
Fellows IT IS A TEAM SPORT!! If the TEAM does there job he will hit 285, 90 RBI quietly!!
February 1st, 20114:19 pm
My prediction is Chipper will play 60-80 games and be in and out of the lineup all year… As a result bats .270 10hr and 45 rbi’s in his final season as a Brave. Thats all we can expect out of him. His body can’t hold up anymore. And for those of you predicting .295 20 hr and 80 ribs you’re fooling yourself.
February 1st, 20114:28 pm
Good luck Chipper. We’re all rooting for you.
February 1st, 20114:33 pm
So glad that all of you are Drs. or psychics. I hope Chipper proves all of you doubters wrong!
February 1st, 20115:11 pm
chipper is the best atlanta brave ever…. check his stats, and no i did not say best brave ever
just the best atlanta brave…so there!!!!
February 1st, 20116:11 pm
I would have been just fine if Chipper wanted to retire before the season started. He didn’t and feels he can contribute to help this team win. As for him wanting to play. I say go for it. He is ( because of his past) entitled to play as long as he is under contract and feels he can produce. I am not a mind reader like a lot of you guys, who have him crippled before he gets to ST. He doesn’t need the money. If I had his money I would find a lot of other things to do with my life. He probably feels the same way. but I believe he feels he can help this club.
February 1st, 201111:12 pm
HATS OFF TO CHIPPER JONES FOR A GREAT CAREER,BUT REALLY,
IT’S TIME TO LET SOME OF THESE PROSPECTS HAVE A CHANCE.
TRADING AWAY OMAR INFANTE IS THE MOST RIDICULOUS MOVE
THE BRAVES HAVE MADE IN A GOOD WHILE. I’M SURE THERE WERE
OTHER MEANS OF GETTING UGGLA. WE ARE GOING TO NEED JOHN
SCHUERHOLTZ BACK BEFORE LONG. GOOD LUCK FREDDIE !!!!!!!!!!!
February 2nd, 201110:22 am
I don’t want to read anymore about Chipper being done. That is not a true statement, where there is a will, there is a way, that is Chipper’s model…He is not done playing baseball and he will make it through the year. Go Chipper all the way!
February 2nd, 201110:27 am
Keep up the hard work Chipper looking forward to seing you in the line-up and walking around the club house in Turner Field, to those saying he should retire you must never had played the game, dont know what it means to be a leader and a member of the Atlanta Braves you all have selfish reasons for saying that
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