kaiser wrote:Keep an eye on Brooks Conrad, who plays 3B for the Braves when Chipper is out (like right now). The guy can hit- two pinch hit Grand Slams already this year, and he hit the go ahead two-run jack in the ninth last night. He's thirty years old, so he's not a young gun, but he is quietly providing a good deal of offense for the Braves this year. I believe he will be the Braves starting 3B next year, after Chipper's retirement.
I don't think so.. per Rotoworld
Chipper Jones (knee) is out of Saturday's lineup.
He's sitting due to soreness in his right knee, not his surgically-repaired left knee. Chipper will test the knee out before the game before it's determined when he might be able to return. The Braves will start Martin Prado at third Saturday, with Eric Hinske taking Prado's spot in left field. Freddie Freeman has moved up to the third spot in the order.
Also Conrad is a horrendous defender, no way the Braves play him everyday at any position. Secondly, Chipper is signed through 2012 (with an option for 2013), so unless another major injury occurs he'll be back to collect 15 mil. Prado is the backup 3B anyway, if the Braves need to start someone longterm at the position it will be him and they'll call-up or trade for some random LF.