slomo007 wrote:Dye for Jones?? Jump on it!
I traded for Chipper about a month ago, when he was in REALLY slumping... traded Beltre and Chacon for Chipper and Mussina. It was an extreme sell high, buy low move on my part, where I just had to grit my teeth and hit the accept button. I had Chavez at 3rd so Beltre was expendable (Marte broke Chavez' hand the next day).
But, I don't regret it. Chipper will come around, and I'm hoping Mussina will shake his funk. Chacon has since been dropped.
And, I just noticed what Fanball had to say:
Fanball wrote:Buy Low
3B Chipper Jones, Braves: Chipper's fantasy value has never been lower. The perennial .300/30/100 fantasy force has been one of the biggest busts of the year, in part because of a right hamstring injury that has bothered him all season and necessitated his move from the outfield back to third base. His average has not been over .250 since May 15 and is currently treading water just over .200. His OPS is about 200 points below his career mark. Fantasy owners would love to dump him, but he's too good of a player to simply release so they would love nothing better than for someone to offer them something…anything for Jones. "Morgan Ensberg and a warm beer?" Done! If you can acquire Chipper at his blowout clearance price then why not? The hamstring injury remains a concern, but also serves to lower his price even more. Jones has always been a second half hitter anyways, typically hitting about 40 points higher after the break. And if the hammy lingers all year and he doesn't hit like the real Chipper Jones in the second half...so what? It's not like you will have spent a lot to get him. This is what "buying low" is all about.