2007 (age 35) OPS, OPS+
2008 (age 36) BA OBP.
Twelve years Jones played in the tournament. In 417 plate appearances:
Regular season 10,614 plate appearances (rank among all batters):
BA .303 (160)
OBP .401 (54)
SLG .529 (47)
OPS .930; (35)
OPS+ 141 (71)
WAR (Wins Above Replacement) Position Players:
Jones 85 (31)
Jeter 71.8 (58)
|Maybe if Chipper Jones had been a Yankee |
April, 25 2013 by Funspoilertornoto (Own work)
via Wikimedia Commons
I'm a Yankee fan but half way through Rivera's 2013 farewell tour I thought it was way overblown and inappropriate. Fraternization on the field between opposing players is prohibited but commissioner Selig neglected to suspend anyone 211 games.
I had hoped that this would not be repeated but Jeter announced his retirement before the 2014 regular season and allowed the Yankees and opposing teams to exceed the silliness of what was done for Rivera. I'm guessing that some players are resentful, including teammates, but so far none have had the nerve to speak up. That copyrighted Jeter patch that all Yankee players have been wearing and, which generates money exclusively for Jeter, is probably especially annoying.
Unfortunately, things only seem to get worse. Yankee haters probably cannot wait for a non-Yankee to get a farewell tour. But with Jones gone, who would qualify? It would be best if he played his entire career for only one team as was the case for Jones, Rivera and Jeter. Ironically, one candidate is Met third baseman David Wright. How would Yankee fans react to that?
Kill the farewell tour, a combination one man old timers day and shotgun wedding. Monday, February 17, 2014