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Chipper Jones is done for the year with a torn ACL. How big a blow is this to the Braves? Jim Bowden offers his take.
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They Atlanta Braves got a huge blow this week when Chipper Jones went down with a torn ACL. He's out for the year is gonna require surgery it's gonna be six months to recap the future hall of Famer. The question remains Willie returned to baseball would this be the end of the career. I talked to Chipper Jones on Saturday and he let me to believe although he's contemplating retirement. Although his four boys are kind of pushing them toward retirement I get -- don't like because chipper played so well last six weeks. Of this season that idiot over 300 that backing -- hitting power from both sides of the plate. I think chip -- the F enough left I do expected the bat in 2011 but for 2010. That's a major blow the Atlanta Braves. Chipper Jones is their leader he's the guy in late September that you get the sac fly to win the game. He can get intentional walk worked a walk or hit the ball the ball -- he's the clutch hitter that was gonna perform and help the Braves in this pennant race now. He is gone Bobby Cox quarters choice of number one. Marking product is gonna come back from injury he's gonna play second base that allows them to put Omar Infante at third base. And -- now with the All-Star race at 330 this year and is doing a great job. So the top all happened prominent -- they they get two guys that hit over 300. Now the pressure comes down Detroit lost Brian McCann and Jason Heyward and they drive in the runs that they're gonna miss wood Chipper Jones. If it doesn't work -- -- it third they have other choices number one brooks Conrad and get some playing time at third or even more drastically if everything falls apart. They couldn't lost the third and bring up Freddie Freeman and put him at first base. A lot of choices ahead for Bobby Cox at the start the bombing at third but what we did learn here in Atlanta Braves. Huge loss today and huge blow they're gonna have to win this division now with pitching and defense it's how they got here it's how to gonna have to try to finish. -- -- -- -- -- --