January 20, 2011

Andruw Jones Finally Joins the Yankees

Following the 2007 season, it wouldn't have been out of place for the New York Yankees to have gone after a 30-year-old outfielder who had just brought home his tenth straight Gold Glove.

Instead...they opted to stick with their rotation of Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Bobby Abreu and Melky Cabrera. All they did was combine for a .287 batting average, 54 home runs, 253 RBI and 60 stolen bases.

Andruw Jones, the afore mentioned 30-year-old outfielder, went on to become a shadow of his former self.

Well, here we are, three full seasons later and the Yankees have come around to do what The Hall told you they were looking to do a few weeks ago...ink the former Atlanta Braves superstar to a one-year, $2 million contract Thursday.

Last season with the Chicago White Sox, the five-time All Star batted .230 with 19 home runs in 328 plate appearances.

For his career, Jones is a respectable .256 hitter with 407 home runs and 1222...but dude is a long, long way away from the guy who finished second in MVP voting in 2005.


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