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08:14 AM ET 03.12 | Could Chipper Jones be coaxed out of retirement? Brian Cashman might have dreams about [Jones] playing for the Yankees, but the Braves' legend isn't planning on donning the pinstripes. After Cashman said he would love to bring Jones out of retirement to fill the void left by Mark Teixeira's injury, Jones' agent said the future Hall of Famer has no intention to end his retirement. "I'd be crazy not to [say] that Chipper, when he was young, didn't dream or talk about playing in pinstripes," [B.B. Abbott said]. ... "Fortunately for him, he was drafted by the Braves and I think that his legacy was there and will remain there. He's not looking to come back. He's retired."

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March 12, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Chipper would have been a nice fill in for Tex, were he interested. Lee is a very good option.

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March 12, 2013  09:01 AM ET

I got no problem with hiring a temp as long as the contract is not stupid. Not stupid means a couple of, to a few mil, by todays standards.
Still think MLB should have 30 day contracts similar to the NBA's 15 day contract which are renewable once before a team is forced to offer a fulltime contract for the remainder of the year if they wish to renew a third time.

March 12, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Not happening.

March 12, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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Yankee management........Can we at least make a gentleman's agreement that we don't look at anyone over 40 and/or is retired to round out the roster?I don't think I'm asking for too much.....

Not at all. You are being quite reasonable.

March 12, 2013  09:07 AM ET
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Not happening.

I agree. And by the time Lee would ever be ready, Texiera would be back. Just shop talk and name dropping. Nothing more.

March 12, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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Not happening.

Cashman never thofuht ti would he even said as much. ANd ALrry said he is happily retired and enjoing his life as a bad golfer.
Jeter added that he wasn't aware that the Yankees had a golf team.

March 12, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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Cashman never thofuht ti would he even said as much. ANd ALrry said he is happily retired and enjoing his life as a bad golfer.Jeter added that he wasn't aware that the Yankees had a golf team.

my fingers are dsylexic today.

March 12, 2013  09:14 AM ET
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I agree. And by the time Lee would ever be ready, Texiera would be back. Just shop talk and name dropping. Nothing more.

Like I said yesterday Cashman is just shaking trees to see what falls out. Lee wouldn't be a bad bench player for the right price. Chipper was never a reality in any scenario. I think he did it as a lark. To just get a reaction from peeps.

March 12, 2013  09:19 AM ET

My question is why are these stupid stories being printed in the first place. Everyone knows except Cashman it would take Jones half of the season to get ready and by then his injured first base man would be back.

March 12, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Like I said yesterday Cashman is just shaking trees to see what falls out. Lee wouldn't be a bad bench player for the right price. Chipper was never a reality in any scenario. I think he did it as a lark. To just get a reaction from peeps.

Lee would be a great choice, as long as you cut Hafner. He then becomes your dH for the year too. He is the only remote possibility.

March 12, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Yankee management........Can we at least make a gentleman's agreement that we don't look at anyone over 40 and/or is retired to round out the roster?I don't think I'm asking for too much.....

But whoever they get is only needed until mid June.....so does it really matter what his age is...they aren't expecting 162 games out of whoever they sign....

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March 12, 2013  09:54 AM ET

He would never come back to a different team in a million years. Those fans down there mean the world to him and he;s one of the rare breed where the fans actually matter to him for their support to him over the many years. If plays for ANYONE ELSE, let alone the Yankees, even if they offer him $100 million a year, I would eat my car.

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March 12, 2013  12:31 PM ET
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He would never come back to a different team in a million years. Those fans down there mean the world to him and he;s one of the rare breed where the fans actually matter to him for their support to him over the many years. If plays for ANYONE ELSE, let alone the Yankees, even if they offer him $100 million a year, I would eat my car.

yet during his career he dreamed and talked about the pinstripes?

March 12, 2013  12:37 PM ET
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yet during his career he dreamed and talked about the pinstripes?

Yeah but like you said it was during his career. Earlier in it. I'm not saying there's any shame in playing in the Bronx. I just firmly believe Chipper would never do it now. The city is in love with him and he is with them. That's all.

March 12, 2013  01:03 PM ET

Juan Rivera has his first baseman's mit ready

 
March 12, 2013  01:03 PM ET

I'm pretty sure becoming the Bret 'He that shall not be named' of the MLB is not in Chipper's retirement plans.

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