I know that some people are going to gripe about me putting Chipper ahead of Murray, and those complaints are not totally without merit.
Chipper is still a very productive, All-Star-caliber player, even in the late stages of his career. In 2008, he won his first batting title at the age of 36, hitting .364—one point away from the all-time switch-hitting record.
He had on off year in '09, hitting just 18 home runs, breaking a streak of 14-straight seasons in which he hit 20 or more long balls.
At this stage of his career, Jones has gathered 2406 hits, 426 home runs, 1445 RBI, and an outstanding .947 lifetime OPS.
The 1999 NL MVP is a future Hall Of Fame third baseman, the least represented position in Cooperstown.
I put him above Murray because, despite being 36 years old and coming off a down year, I believe his career is far from over. I see him playing another four years, and if he stays healthy he should be able to rack up his 500th home run, and perhaps, even his 3000 hit.
Perhaps a shift to the AL, as the Braves continue to get younger, will extend his career. I think he could really benefit from utilizing the DH spot.