Havok1517 wrote:I'm not sure this is even a problem or a thought for the Braves but Chipper Jones emphatically needs to move to 1B. Now, pride will likely prevent that from happening but the smart move for the Braves would be to move him. He's already reporting tendentious in his surgically repaired knee but him moving to 1B would drastically limit his wear and tear and allow him to help the team more. Now, I don't foresee Chipper moving but if the slim possibility happens Freddie Freeman, even though he was drafted as a 3B, will likely find himself in LF. Seriously, Chipper Jones is a future HOF player but it's going to come down to him attempting to play 3B and then getting hurt once again, not helping the Braves, and retiring or potentially moving to 1B, limiting his risk to injury, being productive, and squeezing out a few more productive years.
So you are thinking Chipper gets hurt, they move Prado to 3B, Freeman to LF and Chipper to 1B?
I don't think Chipper would make the move to 1B. I think he would retire.
The Braves liked Freeman enough to not make any run at LaRoche, etc. this off season. He is the starting 1B for them on opening day, playing in a strong lineup. I like him a great deal. Don't know ehteher he will be better than Smoak or not, but it will be fun to watch him play.