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The value of Chipper Jones?

Postby Rookies » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:02 pm

The owner in my league is looking to deal him but his average is brutal and he's got hammy problems. I could probably get him for someone like Dye, but is going to hit this badly or be hurt all year?
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:03 pm

Dye for Jones?? Jump on it!
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Postby Bwannna » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:18 pm

slomo007 wrote:Dye for Jones?? Jump on it!


I agree.

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.
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Postby Rookies » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:39 pm

Thanks for the Fanball info. I went ahead and offered Dye so now I just have to wait and see if he accepts.
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Postby Bwannna » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:40 pm

cool

...another bonus, he qualifies at 3B as well as OF now.
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Postby thetongueofire » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:40 pm

kinda ironic that such a consistant guy is one of the "lowest" of the buy lows out there. gotta give prods to the sore hammy... wait for Brian Giles bro to come back.. Chipper's value will go ;-D. Furcal also looks fine now...
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:49 pm

I agree when everyone in that lineup is healthy he should produce like usual. It's not the ATL offense of last year, but it's not as bad as it's been so far. ;-D
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Postby Fantstud » Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:39 pm

Traded Chipper 2 weeks ago for G Anderson

I quess I got a steal with Anderson
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