Face of the franchise for nearly two decades. Turned team record book into personal diary of havoc. Hall of Fame candidate.
Chipper Jones and Todd Helton have a lot in common. Jones, 40, announced in spring training that this would be his last season. He was asked Wednesday what advice he'd give the 39-year-old Helton, who plans to return next season after undergoing hip labrum surgery a month ago.
"He will know when it's time. He had surgery for a reason. He was hurting pretty bad," Jones said. "Can he come back and be productive? I have no doubt that he can. Todd Helton is a tremendous player offensively and defensively. And if he can go out there and be productive, he's going to do it. That's his mentality.
Braves' Chipper Jones sees Rockies' Todd Helton returning in the 2013 season
Denver Post | Sep 6