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    I want to start a Chipper Jones thread. This is supposed to be his last year. He is a top ten third baseman all-time. He's one of the most iconic players of the last twenty years. I remember when he first came up with his pants rolled high. Instantly every kid was rolling up their pants to look like Chipper.

    Discuss, debate and celebrate Jones's career.
    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

  • #2
    Good player, often overlooked throughout his career, but the best 3B since Schmidt Boggs and Brett retired. Barring anything crazy happening these last few weeks, he'll finish 31st all time in WAR. Not sure I'd say he's the 31st best position player ever, but definitely top 50.

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    • #3
      This thread is instant mojo. Chipper just yanked a Halladay offering on a rope into the RF seats.
      "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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      • #4
        Chipper is the greatest Atlanta Brave.
        Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they're fascist. Throw some ground balls - it's more democratic.-Crash Davis

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
          Chipper is the greatest Atlanta Brave.
          No question about it! Chipper holds club records for:

          Games
          Plate Appearances
          At Bats
          Runs
          Hits
          Doubles
          Home Runs
          Runs Batted In
          Walks
          Intentional Walks
          Sacrifice Flies
          On-base Percentage (min 3000 PAs)

          His walk total is a record for the franchise.
          46 wins to match last year's total

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          • #6
            There are several long threads about him in this forum. I would link them but I expect this will be folded into one big thread along with them so it would be rather pointless.

            I had actually meant to dig one of those up last week when he edged in front of Brett and Schmidt on the list for career RBI among third basemen.

            (Natually, at least a few people have felt compelled to point out that because of Chip's brief relocation to left field, Schmidt is still ahead of him in number of runs driven in while actually playing third, so please know that I already know that.)
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
              This thread is instant mojo. Chipper just yanked a Halladay offering on a rope into the RF seats.
              Haha of course I start a thread on him and he hits well against the Phillies.
              "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Los Bravos View Post
                There are several long threads about him in this forum. I would link them but I expect this will be folded into one big thread along with them so it would be rather pointless.

                I had actually meant to dig one of those up last week when he edged in front of Brett and Schmidt on the list for career RBI among third basemen.

                (Natually, at least a few people have felt compelled to point out that because of Chip's brief relocation to left field, Schmidt is still ahead of him in number of runs driven in while actually playing third, so please know that I already know that.)
                I thought there might have been one but the search function is too painful an endeavor.
                "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                • #9
                  How similar are Chipper and Eddie Mathews in style of play and skillset?
                  "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                    How similar are Chipper and Eddie Mathews in style of play and skillset?
                    Not all that similar. I've always considered Matthews to be a pure slugger...a guy who hit a lot of homers, walked a lot, and hit for medium range batting average. Kind of like Thome and Reggie. He is more like Schmidt than he is like Jones..at least in my opinion. I think their overall offensive value is pretty similar ..however Matthews was obviously better in the field.

                    I think Jones is more like George Brett.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
                      I thought there might have been one but the search function is too painful an endeavor.
                      I would've thought these would've all been merged by now...

                      A recent one started by cbenson

                      An older, longer one started by The Dude
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                      • #12
                        I know this is supposed to be his last year, but if Chipper plays in 59 of Atlanta's remaining 60 games, his 2013 option becomes guaranteed at $9M. I highly doubt that will happen since in both his and the Braves best interest to give him days off to keep him fresher if they make the post season.

                        Even if it doesn't vest, the club option is a team-friendly $7M for next year. Not bad for the production he still offers. With the dearth of 3B available on the open market (not sure if the Braves have a solid replacement in upper levels of their system), maybe the Braves try to talk him into playing one more year.
                        "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ben Grimm View Post
                          Even if it doesn't vest, the club option is a team-friendly $7M for next year. Not bad for the production he still offers. With the dearth of 3B available on the open market (not sure if the Braves have a solid replacement in upper levels of their system), maybe the Braves try to talk him into playing one more year.
                          That won't happen. Martin Prado will simply move to third base when Chipper retires and the Braves will get a left fielder instead.
                          46 wins to match last year's total

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                          • #14
                            Jones holds a batting average/on base percentage/slugging percentage line of .304/.402/.533. Amazingly, only six other players with at least 10,000 plate appearances have hit the .300/.400/.500 mark:

                            Code:
                                             BA      OBP     SLG
                            Tris Speaker 	.345 	.428 	.500
                            Ty Cobb 	.366 	.433 	.512
                            Babe Ruth 	.342 	.474 	.690
                            Mel Ott 	.304 	.414 	.533
                            Stan Musial 	.331 	.417 	.559
                            Frank Thomas 	.301 	.419 	.555
                            Chipper Jones 	.304 	.402 	.533
                            To be listed with THOSE 5? In the entire history of baseball?? This IS Chipper's greatest tribute in a lustrous, magnificent 20 year career.

                            Bravo, sir. :applaud:

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                            • #15
                              He hit quite the memorable homerun today for the Braves.
                              "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

                              "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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