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Chipper doesn't see how Beltran helps Braves

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08:16 AM ET 07.26 | With the looming deadline comes speculation that the Braves might deal for a right-handed bat or a reliever. [Chipper Jones] said he sees the Braves acquiring bullpen help. He is just fine with the everyday lineup as is. "I don't have a problem standing pat," Jones said. "I think we have a really good ballclub. Obviously any team would love an injection of new blood, especially top-notch quality. To be honest, I don't see where we are going to go out and better the ballclub everyday lineup-wise. You say what you want about the [Carlos] Beltrans and the [Hunter] Pences and the [Ryan] Ludwicks, people like that, but everybody in our lineup contributes to our success each and every day."

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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July 26, 2011  08:30 AM ET

Braves?? Beltran wouldn't be going to the Braves.... In fact, just about no high end player that is to be traded wants to go the Braves. They are not a contender that will go deep in the playoffs.

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July 26, 2011  08:45 AM ET
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Braves?? Beltran wouldn't be going to the Braves.... In fact, just about no high end player that is to be traded wants to go the Braves. They are not a contender that will go deep in the playoffs.

2nd best record in the NL by several games. What is your definition of a "contender"?

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July 26, 2011  08:46 AM ET
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He basically said the politically correct thing about his team. It's not like he wouldn't welcome any of the three players he mentioned.

Either that or Chipper hasn't tapered off the post surgery pain meds. But seriously Carlos Beltran or Nate McLouth. Which would you feel beter about?

July 26, 2011  08:50 AM ET

now remove this sentence in his quote; "Obviously any team would love an injection of new blood, especially top-notch quality".

Now how would it sound with out that? haha Very well said Chipper, very professional approach there.

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July 26, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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Beltran probably. McClouth seems to have seriously digressed since leaving the Pirates. Also, McClouth has never hit at least .300 or eclipsed 100 RBI in a season. He seems to be on pace to walk more than he ever has this year though.

He's done a good job of establishing the McLouth line this year. That's the one that's slightly above the Mendoza line and not be be confused with the Dunn line that he flirted with last year.

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July 26, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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I have a feeling Dunn is going to have a huge night against Verlander tonight. Don't ask me how or what he'll do, but he'll do something.

Strike out three or four times???

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July 26, 2011  09:06 AM ET

Someone needs to tell Chipper it is not 1996 anymore. His career is over..the Braves are mediocre as best....and HOOTERS opens for lunch at 11 am

July 26, 2011  09:10 AM ET
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Someone needs to tell Chipper it is not 1996 anymore. His career is over..the Braves are mediocre as best....and HOOTERS opens for lunch at 11 am

Chipper still has a 1.0 WAR and a 112 OPS+. So there. I've run rings around you logically. I'll bet you didn't expect a kind of Spanish Inquisition.

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July 26, 2011  09:12 AM ET
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I wish someone would've told me. I've been wearing these high tops with the pumps on the tongue a couple years straight now.

Some looks are timeless. I'd stick with it.

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July 26, 2011  09:18 AM ET

The Chipper-led Braves want to win, but not sacrifice their prospects. Chippy, listen up. Maybe you can play pseudo GM all you want. However, what happens if Carlos goes to the Phils or the Gints and you're left wondering what happened? Worse still, what if you break down again? If anything, you've been pretty consistent by occupying the stretcher of honor in the training room! that's one stat that you do lead. No one comes even close.
I know all about you Chippy. If the Braves get Beltran, you'll be the first to welcome him to the team. Stop toeing the party line and get better. It is all about winning and the time is now. Go Braves! I hope that we do it this year. It has been a long dry spell for us. Don't you think so?

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July 26, 2011  09:24 AM ET

And apparently Chipper strained his quad last night...just great.

hard to imagine that this team hits .275 with RISP, when it seems like they can't get that timely hit with 2 outs on a consistent basis.

that play by McLouth last night changed the game. no way he was gonna throw out McCutchen at third with that weak arm, should have gone to second to keep the DP in order. Braves need an OF for sure.

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