Chipper Jones is about to get a contract extension:
It appears Chipper Jones may get his wish to remain with the Braves throughout his entire career.
A Major League source has indicated that Jones and the Braves are close to agreeing to terms on a contact extension that could keep the veteran third baseman in Atlanta through the end of the 2013 season. An official announcement could come as soon as Tuesday.
Of course, since this is the Braves, it’s just as likely that the announcement will be that, rather than get extended, Jones has broken his current contract to sign with the Dodgers or Mariners or something.
Seriously though, for Braves fans this is one of those things that transcends objective analysis. I really don’t care what his injury risk is. I really don’t care how much money it’s for. At some point and with some players you have to throw that stuff out the window, and Jones is the player you do that for in Atlanta. He’s the Braves’ Al Kaline, and that’s the kind of guy you never want to see in another uniform, no matter how much of a shadow of his former self he becomes by the end of the deal.