Jones Shoots Down Yankees

By / February 5, 2009 / Hot Stove’s Jon Heyman reports once an All-Star outfielder, Andruw Jones, has shot down an offer the New York Yankees made to him.

It was for a minor league deal. Apparently, he thinks he is too good for that. Then again, Scott Boras is his agent.

Well, Jones is not the same Jones who once tormented the New York Mets back in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. This baseball player is merely a shell of his old self. Nothing more.

There were rumors early in the offseason the New York Mets might be interested. I laughed so hard I thought my ribs would explode.

It will take the greatest hitting coach of all time to bring him back to form. We have not even heard what type of shape Jones is in.

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Ed Leyro

The Dodgers can’t blame anyone but themselves for giving him a contract valued at $18 million per year. They should have seen it coming when his batting average went down to .222 in his final season in Atlanta and his homers dipped from 51 to 41 to 26. He should have taken the Yankees offer because he knows that if he can somehow get his game back, the Yankees will pay him more money than any other team to retain him. Right now, I don’t even think the Long Island Ducks would take him.

Ed Leyro

I love it! Jones rejected a minor league deal from the Yankees only to accept one from the Rangers. I hate to say this, but I have a new-found respect for Andruw. I don’t know if he’ll make the Rangers, given the crowded state of their outfield, but I wish him the best of luck.


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