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.
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…
- Report: Veteran OF Andruw Jones to rejoin Yankees (tracking.si.com)
- Andruw Jones signs with the Yankees (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)
- Yankees agree to one-year deal with Andruw Jones (aol.sportingnews.com)
- Yankees Agree To Sign Andruw Jones (mlbtraderumors.com)
- Bats: Yankees Re-Sign Andruw Jones (bats.blogs.nytimes.com)
- New York Yankees Hot Stove: What Hot Stove? (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- New York Yankees Hot Stove: Red Sox Been Caught Stealing (ladylovespinstripes.com)
- The Red Sox and “several other teams” have expressed interest in Andruw Jones (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)