February 18, 2014

Show #250: Our Interview with Chipper Jones

Chipper talks about the ’95 Series, the move to left field, the anti-Chipper sentiment and weighs in on the move to Cobb and the continued lack of a number 1.



15 Responses to “Show #250: Our Interview with Chipper Jones”

  1. 1
    will Says:

    Nice one ABT. Many thanks for doing that Chipper. Very interesting.

  2. 2
    Steve Says:

    Thanks, Will. It was a thrill to talk to him. And he was gracious with us as well.

  3. 3
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Good job on a very nice interview.

    So nice to hear that Chipper agrees with me 🙂

    I have been saying for a while I wish the Braves would say to Uggla “I don’t care if you EVER hit another home run as a Brave, just hit the ball on a line.”

    With that approach, you have to believe that Uggla would “accidentally” hit 15 to 25 a year as well as raising his average…

  4. 4
    Shaun Says:

    Great job, especially bringing up subjects like the move to leftfield and the anti-Chipper sentiment.

  5. 5
    Mike Says:

    Always refreshing to hear Chipper’s honest, straightforward opinion. Great interview, guys.

  6. 6
    Curt Says:

    Thanks guys. It was a real treat to have him on. He did not disappoint.

  7. 7
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Well, the Braves have long term signings have addressed:

    1. Number three hitter/All Star (Didn’t that used to be Chipper?)
    2. Starting Pitching (perhaps their future #1 starter)
    3. Relief Pitching (arguably the best closer in baseball)
    4. Defense (arguably the best defensive middle infielder in baseball)

    Anybody left to sign?

    Do you think it was a little early to “long-term” Simmons?

  8. 8
    Shaun Says:

    Mark @7, I do not think it’s too early to sign Simmons. Yes, there are questions about his bat and whether he’ll develop into a more complete hitter. But most of his value is always going to be tied to his premier glove at shortstop, and there are no questions there.

    He was one of the 10 most valuable players in the league last year, by metrics like WAR, while posting a rather bad OPS+ of 87.

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    George Says:

    I feel like these signings were the best “off-season moves” Atlanta could have made. You can never predict injuries or future performance, but in my opinion, I couldn’t have wished for a better FA signing, trade or acuisition. Bravo! Braves Front office.

  10. 10
    Walker Says:

    In other news, the Braves lock up the greatest defensive SS of all time.

  11. 11
    Walker Says:

    Potentially the greatest.

  12. 12
    Steve Says:

    I agree it’s been an amazing off-season but it’s slightly marred by the two year deal for Heyward. I want some of his free agency years. Maybe it’s still in the cards.

  13. 13
    eric Says:

    I thought the Simmons deal was a steal.

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    Walker Says:

    The Simmons deal is amazing in the fact that the contract is worth it on defense alone. Throw in the fact that he can potentially hit 20 homers as a SS and he doesn’t strike out. Andrelton you have superseded my expectations.

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    Steve Says:

    And now he’s not trying to prove his offensive worth in 2014 to get a monster deal. It could have been Furcal all over again trying to hit a HR every at bat.

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