Most baseball fans already know that Atlanta Braves three bagger Chipper Jones will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL in his left knee. The immediate thought that entered my mind was whether or not we have seen him play his last baseball game. Do not be fooled by Chipper’s .265 AVG and .806 OPS (which is still pretty decent). Dude has been raking pretty good since June 11th, when his average was .228 (.716 OPS). If this is indeed the end of the line for Chipper then it is a sad moment for baseball.
Moving forward, the Braves now have to fill both the three hole in the lineup and the three hole on the field. The first thought that entered my mind was whether or not Troy Glaus can still play third, which would open up first for top prospect Freddie Freeman, who will turn 21 years of age next month. At this point, I am not sure what the Bravos are planning.