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Yankees sign Jones

Posted on: January 20, 2011 4:19 pm
 
Andruw Jones
As has been expected for the past week, the Yankees have signed Andruw Jones to be their fourth outfielder. Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com has confirmed that Jones will get $2 million with another $1.2 million in incentives.

In recent years Jones, 33, hasn't been anywhere near the numbers he put up in his prime, as he's batted .212/.312/.412 since 2007 with the Braves, Dodgers, Rangers and White Sox. But when healthy he's still a plus defensive player and he still has pretty good pop, hitting 19 homers last season in just 278 at-bats. His right-handed bat is a good fit with the Yankees, whose starters include two left-handers (Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson) and a switch hitter (Nick Swisher). Jones batted .256 against left-handers last season.

-- David Andriesen

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Comments

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2011 11:08 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

So many say this is a bad deal and a washed player. They got him cheap and Jones is a good 4th outfielder fill in. He is not too old. Maybe his numbers are down since he is off da juice...



Since: Nov 13, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2011 11:03 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

Bad signing by the Fankees.  Jones is a washed player.  The Bronx Blunders continue to do nothing during the offseason.  Can't wait to see Boston DOMINATE the AL East.  Beantown all the way baby.



Since: Dec 6, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2011 9:23 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

this is a great pick up for the money. I am a braves fan and remember him when he was on pace to break the HR record. That was short lived but for that price it is great for the yanks. He still has a great arm as well so they can use him late in defensive situations as well.



Since: Feb 29, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2011 9:15 pm
 

Jones Will Be An Asset

The Yanks are doing a good job this year in building all the spare parts that make a solid team.  The bullpen is in order, the outfield is in order and the infield is still the centerpiece of the organization.  The starting pitching is the last piece of the puzzle, as I am sure my old friend, Brian knows very well.  There is still a bit of work to do there and i am sure Brian will get it done.  One more solid starter should finish the job for the off-season.
Arthur H Tafero



Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

This is a great signing....cheap and maybe we get something solid out of this former "Yankee-killer"!

He should get 300 ABs between OF and DH....and that will translate into 15+ HRs....sounds good to me!  And he is solid defensively, so that is a plus!



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

Vizionquest,

  Great job doing research.  I love to see it when people actually know what they're talking about instead of just spewing factless opinions as is so frequent on here.

As a yankees fan:  I still hate Andruw Jones until further notice.



Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

God, he was horrid on the White Sox. Mr. Clutch Andruw Jones. With men on base, count on a K or a GIDP.

El_Duderino74, 

He had decent stats last year with the White Sox with RISP:  .277 BA, .402 OBP, .523 SLG, .926 OPS.  Included was 29 RBIs in 85 ABs
That is completely fine for the Yankees who only want him as a 4th OFer and a Pinch Hitter. 



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

maybe he's going to play "rover".  LOL



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2011 8:32 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

Take it from a Braves fan, If he gets 300 AB's he will have 200 strikeouts.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Yankees sign Jones

Jones is a plus size defender at this point not a plus defender.  His days of being a gold glove CF that would catch anything are long gone. Now he`s a has been windmill who eats anything like golden corral. Many years ago an over the hill Willie Mays spent his final MLB season stumbling around in the muts outfield.  Andruw will be similar here except he`ll be eating everything in sight. Yankees roster needs another old overpaid guy like the red sawx need another RP or power bat....not good at all. Hopefully A-Rod will be relaxed from time with Cameron Diaz.


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