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rlee wrote:Slomo, you may well be right and Chipper may bounce back, but I just think he's a shadow of himself. He may well be hampered by that nagging hamstring all year. The Braves need him too much to give him rest.
tmoney wrote:rlee wrote:Slomo, you may well be right and Chipper may bounce back, but I just think he's a shadow of himself. He may well be hampered by that nagging hamstring all year. The Braves need him too much to give him rest.
Chipper WILL bounce back, not a doubt in my mind. I have posted my thoughts on this many times, and they are very similar to slomo's. He is in an unfamiliar setting right now, and it will take time to adjust to it. He has never had a history of injuries, and he has always been on winning teams, so this season obviously is different from the others. This is not an issue of him being past his prime and that his skills have diminished, that is just silly. He does need some time away from baseball to clear his mind and regain his confidence, which he gets during the allstar break. And its not like his hammy was a tear or anything, that wont be an issue for much longer. Chipper is too good of a player to stay in this funk, and Bobby Cox is a great manager who will also be able to help out. This is becomming a common theme around here, with countless "What is wrong with ____" threads. Fill in the blanks with ARod, Lee, Jeter, Smoltz, Bagwell..... and so on. It seems that there are a lot of people who easily give up on superstars and dont really think about what they are saying. Chipper will be fine, there is a lot more evidence in his favor that suggests he will break out of his slump than against him. If you think otherwise, you obviously have not taken a look at his career stats.
warrick95 wrote:I agree with slomo, as well. The 3B eligibility is very valuable...hold onto him.
Who here's been starting him and who's been benching him? I've started him all year and he's really denting my average. I've never thought of benching him (because he's Chipper) but am considering doing so for now until he gets his swing back (which he will). Should I start Floyd over Chipper?
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