After failing to land a few of their target free agents this offseason (A.J. Burnett, Rafael Furcal, Ken Griffey Jr.) and losing long-time ace John Smoltz, the Braves have gotten something right just before opening day on Sunday.
The Braves have given Chipper Jones a contract extension that should allow him to finish his career in Atlanta. Chipper is the team leader and the soul of the Atlanta lineup. He was upset in seeing Smoltz leave only a few years after having to watch Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux do the same.
Its great for fans to know that they won't have to watch Chipper in a Yankees or Red Sox jersey to finish off his great career. Good move Frank Wren (Atlanta GM).