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Mr. Jones … gonna be a big star?

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Jan 20, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

With Scott Boras in town for Rafael Soriano’s press conference, it seemed only natural that he and the Yankees would have the opportunity to make some serious progress on the Andruw Jones negotiations, too. As it turns out, it didn’t take very long for those talks to reach a conclusion. According to SI’s Jon Heyman, Jones will be joining the Yankees as their fourth outfielder on a $2 million deal, with the possibility of another $1.2 million paid if Jones hits various incentives.

As mentioned before, I think this a reasonable gamble for the Yankees. Jones’s splits show he can still be effective against lefthanders and, although Curtis Granderson has definitely made progress in that area, it’s never bad to have a guy who can step in against a tough lefty. Considering the cost of the contract, I think it’s pretty good value for the Yankees.

* I’m sure this post’s subject isn’t the first and won’t be the last Counting Crows reference made to Andruw Jones but I always liked them and that song, so …




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