Is nothing sacred? Yankees attempting to lure Chipper Jones out of retirement
Alex Rodriguez is injured, and also facing rumors of a potential PED suspension.
Even if he does come back, there's no guarantee that his deteriorating hip condition will allow him to play at all, never mind playing at the high level that the Yankees are looking for.
They've gotten Kevin Youkilis to replace him, but Youk isn't exactly known for his good health over the past few years, nor did he really have a great season last year.
The latest rumor, courtesy of the YES Network's Jack Curry, is that the Yankees want to bring future Hall of Famer Chipper Jones out of retirement and convince him to man the hot corner for them this year.
Most people are saying that there's no way Chipper would ever tarnish his legacy by signing with the Yankees, so the chances of this happening are slim to none, thankfully.
Chipper Jones is a rare breed. Not only is he a mortal lock for the Hall of Fame, he also spent his entire career with the team that drafted him. That simply doesn't happen a lot these days. There are a few other guys who have spent their entire HOF-caliber career with one team, and Chipper is one of them, assuming he rejects the Yankees' advances.
Even if he were to join the Yankees and help lead them to a World Series, his legacy would be greatly tarnished if he were to wear a different uniform.
Also, keep in mind that the Braves are pretty serious contenders this year as well, and also have a bit of a hole at the 3rd base position as well. So if he comes back, it will be with the Braves.
Personally, I don't think he's coming back at all. But if he does, it HAS to be with the Braves, right?