– MLB – Neyer: Chief Brave

I should have addressed the possibility that Chipper Jones, based purely on what he’s already done, already does rank among the 10 greatest third basemen… Like many third basemen, Chipper Jones doesn’t seem to be aging all that well, and his defensive problems will probably push him to first base or even DH sooner than later. But if he’s not the greatest Atlanta Braves hitter ever, he will be fairly soon.

Just to be clear, it’s Atlanta Braves hitter; Aaron and Mathews are still clearly 1-2. I’ll throw in that I’m pretty sure that if he finishes his career in Atlanta Andruw will have a case, though that’s stretching the meaning of “hitter” since so much of his value is defensive.