Chipper Jones Guzzling the Kool-Aid
Our beloved Chipper Jones is evidently guzzling John Hart‘s Kool-Aid and smacking his lips it tastes so good. Chipper is wholeheartedly behind the Braves dumping Kimbrel.
Based on this mentality, why not go ahead and dump Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons, too. Go ahead and throw in Teheran, Alex Wood and Shelby Miller while you are on a roll. The Braves should get rid of all their good major league players now and obtain more prospects so they can REALLY rebuild for the future.
Doing, will again, make the Braves a contender for a long time. We got away from what made us, the Braves! John Hart is getting it back.
— Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) April 6, 2015
I ask you one common sense question: how does trading the best closer in baseball, the one Braves true star who is only in his mid 20s, get the Braves back to what made them? HOW???
This comes after last season signing Kimbrel, Freeman, Simmons, Chris Johnson and Teheran to huge deals. Lets not forget that Schuerholz, Bobby Cox and John Hart were all there when those deals were signed. Frank Wren isn’t the blame for everything.
If you have ever taken business courses in college, the Braves appear to be in crisis management mode. No plan, just rolling from one idea to another, trying to find something that sounds good. When in doubt, sell off assets and bamboozle your customers with the fantasy of a rosy future, with the new Emerald City awaiting in two years.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road, baby!