New York Yankees Hot Stove: Thank God We Did Not Lose Andruw Jones New York Yankees Hot Stove: Thank God We Did Not Lose Andruw Jones New York Yankees Hot Stove: Thank God We Did Not Lose Andruw Jones
 

New York Yankees Hot Stove: Thank God We Did Not Lose Andruw Jones

Well, it looks like the New York Yankees are ended 2011 on a positive note, as CBS Jon Heyman tweeted that GM Brain Cashman finally

Andruw Jones

re-sign 10-time Gold Glove winner Andruw Jones.

Jones is not the five-time All-Star he once was, but he is well worth the $2 million bucks plus another $1.4 million in incentives the Yankees just gave him for another season.

Jones is only 34-years old and still has enough pop and glove to be a sizeable and solid fourth outfielder. And it was puzzling how long the Yankees waited to make sure Jones didn’t wind-up in an opposing team’s dugout, but that seems to fit the bill perfectly for this off-season.

Jones posted a .291 average, .416 OBP and .612 slugging during the second-half of 2011. He did that by hitting nine homers, six doubles, 21 RBIs, and drawing 19 walks.

You can expect a healthier version of Jones in 2012, as he was plagued by a bad knee last season and had surgery immediately after the Yankees ALDS elimination back in mid-November.

Having a lefty basher is a godsend especially in hitting friendly Yankee Stadium, and having one named Andruw Jones is about the best you can get.

Hey at least 2011 is ending on a positive because even baby steps are at least moving in the right direction, forward.

See you next year folks…




7 Comments

  1. meatface55 says:

    ive been jonesing for andruw

    • LLP says:

      I am so happy the Yankees did not lose Jones, as I would have been really upset and worried. He is great for the clubhouse and can still hit the heck out of the ball!!

      Welcome back Mr. Jones!!

  2. Ahsaf says:

    jones is right handed!!

    • d-mets says:

      I think she meant against left pitching…… cause would be a lefty basher!!!

  3. ahsaf says:

    does he switch hit?

  4. Sorry….I should have been more clear but I am well aware that Jones hits right and he is known to bash lefty pitching. My bad I will be more clear next time.

  5. Richard Griffith says:

    Lefty basher could mean he hits lefty hitters well but then you say hitter friendly Yankee Stadium which means right field so you really have it messed up.