Jan
06

Hale: Yankees have not called about Chipper Jones

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Via Mark Hale: The Yankees have not contacted Chipper Jones about possibly playing next season. Chipper’s agent says a number of teams have called this offseason, but New York was not one of them and his client is staying retired anyway.

Jones, 40, went out like a boss this past season, hitting .287/.377/.455 (126 wRC+) with 14 homers and more walks (56) than strikeouts (51). The future Hall of Famer has had a ton of injury problems in recent years and wouldn’t have been a great fit at third base (pre-Kevin Youkilis), but man oh man would he have looked marvelous at DH.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League

38 Comments»

  1. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Notice how Mike neither confirmed or denied that the Yanks had contacted Hank Aaron as to a one-year deal.

  2. Get Phelps Up says:

    who cares about this old washed up 40 something. get me justin upton or mike STANTON!!!!!!! george is rolling over in his grave!!!

  3. Jersey Joe says:

    Anyone think we can pry anything of value away from the Mets for Dickerson? Braves may also be in the market for CDick, also the Twins without Span and Revere.

    Thoughts?

    • Nick says:

      He was DFAed. If they want him, they can claim him for free.

    • Hoss says:

      Designating Dickerson was another stupid move by the FO this winter, but I am no longer surprised. They never gave him a chance, and he will produce for the team that gives him an opportunity. He can hit with power, run, play good D at all 3 OF positions, but because he is lefthanded, he is dumped in favor of the almighty Russ Canzler.

      • Get Phelps Up says:

        and he has 599 plate appearances to his credit entering his age 31 season.

        • Hoss says:

          Your point? Unless someone is at least 35 they can’t play on this team?

          • Get Phelps Up says:

            He might be no more than a typical AAAA journeyman. And one that is made redundant by Gardner and Ichiro.

            • Hoss says:

              He also might be a lot better than anyone else they can find as a 4th or reserve OF or DH. Also, they gave him away for nothing after letting him languish in the minors for 3 years in favor of washed up veterans,

              • Get Phelps Up says:

                Who were the washed up veterans that were blocking him? Granderson? Swisher? Gardner?

                • Hoss says:

                  DeWayne Wise, Darnell McDonald, Andruw Jones and Raul Ibanez just last year. If not for Raul’s playoff heroics, people would not have such great memories of his 2012 season.

                  • Get Phelps Up says:

                    “If not for Raul’s playoff heroics, people would not have such great memories of his 2012 season.”

                    And if not for one homer, we’d have all forgotten about Aaron Boone’s tenure in pinstripes too.

                    • Hoss says:

                      Apparently, Cashman has forgotten because he didn’t make Ibanez a contract offer and he’s a Mariner now.

                    • Get Phelps Up says:

                      Not sure what you’re getting at here. You move on after a veteran has a season like that.

                  • Get Phelps Up says:

                    Also if they had called him up instead of Wise, they’d just have had to DFA him sooner.

  4. ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa says:

    I know that some people on here still feel some animosity towards the Braves because they were a big rival for that late 90′s dynasty. Despite this, Larry has always been a favorite of mine and if this deal could ever pan out I would love it.

  5. stu phillips says:

    Why dont they call no neck williams.this team is going to be a joke.

    • Steve (different one) says:

      There is really no point engaging you, but the Yankees did NOT call chipper, so your comment makes no sense. Bonus points for a full sentence though.

  6. Pistol Pete says:

    Great player, first ballot hall of famer, would have been a great DH fit and fill in at 3b but it’s not happening. Would love to see something happening on Stanton. He wouldn’t hurt the 189 m budget. Just don’t know if the Yanks have enough pieces or could acquire them by dangling Granderson or Cano who the Yanks might lose both and get nothing back after this season.

  7. RetroRob says:

    Hale: Braves have not called about Derek Jeter

  8. Jimmy Page says:

    Chipper Jones would fit Brian Cashmans new “mantra” old, washed up, over the hill former all stars who will sign a one year deal as cheap as possible.

  9. LitFig says:

    Would’ve been fun to see Larry as the DH, but we’ll be fine.

  10. trr says:

    a little early for April Fools, isn’t it?

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