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January 8, 2011

Yankees Contact Andruw Jones

In an effort to put together the Majors' best 2005 fantasy team...the New York Yankees have, according to Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman, contacted outfielder Andruw Jones.

Last season with the Chicago White Sox, the ten-time Gold Glove Award winner 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.

Earlier in the off season, you'll remember, the Yankees snatched up pitcher Mark Prior after they were left at the alter by Cliff Lee.  Prior, who last pitched in the bigs in 2006, was awesome back in 2003.

Similarly, last week it came out that the Bombers were also considering 2005 Cy Young Award winner Bartolo Colon.

Yes...THAT Bartolo Colon.

I'm not sure what the Yankees are trying to do here.

Sure, the Boston Red Sox broke open the piggy bank to bolster their lineup...but the Tampa Bay Rays have all but given up.

Yankees, if you don't screw it up, you've got a playoff spot already sewn up...and pitchers and catchers don't report for another five weeks.  Why, oh, why, are you trying to go all Al Davis and bring in the heroes of yesteryear?

That said, if Gary Sheffield is looking still looking for a gig...New York could probably talk him out of that "99.9%" retired talk.  And if that doesn't work...I've heard somewhere that Jose Canseco thinks he can still swing a bat.

1 comment:

Matt O'Neal said...

Nice post - I actually wouldn't mind seeing Andruw go to the Yankees. I remember his two WS homers *against* the Yankees in '96. I think he was 19.

What's he, 34-35 now? You've got to think this guy has something left. I'm kind of pulling for him..