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 Post subject: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:42 am 
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C'mon I think the Pirates should really get Andruw Jones. He is a potential future hall of famer. This guy was a lock to hit 40 homeruns every year for a while. If he can get and shape he will be a great player for the bucs. We can get him from the Dodgers for nothing they will pay some salary and mainly just want to unload him.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:47 am 
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Yeah, he was awesome before steroid testing came around. Maybe I'm wrong it just seems like certain players fell off the map when that was implemented. May be a coincidence but it may not be.


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:00 am 
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Dear God I hope this is a joke. Seriously? There are at least 2 people out there who thinks Jones could be a productive ballplayer? Really? It has been over TWO YEARS since he performed at a respectable level...and we want to bank on him reverting to a superstar? Really?

The only way I bite is if he comes for less than $1 mil...cheap enough that we can dump him when it is apparent his career is over (for those who aren't yet convinced of that fact).


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:30 am 
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Jones is washed up....he got his money and got lazy...

I dont want him anywhere near the team unless he takes a big pay cut and becomes the team towel boy....

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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:34 am 
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..not saying it would be a wise move but I did read Jones is working out, playing baseball in the Dominican, and mentally preparing himself to turn it around. If he was acquired for the equivalent of Denny Bautista and only had to pay $4 million of his salary... do the Pirates have anything to lose for this season especially since McCutchen is basically locked into Triple-A until July.


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:53 am 
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Usually i would say stay away from him like a girl with an STD but if we could get him cheap enough its a win win situation.
It can't turn out any worse than Matt Morris :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:15 am 
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Maybe we can re-sign Burnitz, too, while we're at it.


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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After hitting a robust .188 in the winter league, it seems as though he might be left off the roster (Aguilas Cibaenas) for the playoffs. Way to go dude!


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:05 am 
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I said it in the McCutchen thread, it would be a decent pick up provided it came at the right price. According to the circumstances, the price should be right. Boras would be willing to allow the Dodgers to buy Jones out because that means the Dodgers have more money for Manny Ramirez. Jones would be willing to be bought out if the sum is paid over a few years by the Dodgers at a value higher than what he was supposed to make this year. I wouldn't be opposed to this, super stars like Jones don't come to Pittsburgh otherwise, what is it going to hurt? He will be 32 next year and that is far from way past prime in baseball.


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:42 am 
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Im sorry, Kett, I just dont understand how a guy who cant hit anymore is a bargain at any price.


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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Kingston wrote:
Im sorry, Kett, I just dont understand how a guy who cant hit anymore is a bargain at any price.



I've been waiting 10 years for the Pirates to sign me...Former American Legion All Star 1st Baseman, plus I'm left handed...

I wont pull a Pedro and will sign for under league minimums...hell $20 an hour is cool with me...

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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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The answer to the Jones issue is NO.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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Let's go ahead and fill out the outfield with Sosa and Bonds. We could have bobble-head syringe night. We can just release McClouth...he sucks.


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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bradf wrote:
Let's go ahead and fill out the outfield with Sosa and Bonds. We could have bobble-head syringe night. We can just release McClouth...he sucks.



Heck, we already have Hal Morris on the payroll as a scout, I'm sure we could give him a raise and let him man down 1st base again...

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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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Here's the most recent photo of Andruw.......

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....he's obviously on the Jimmy Anderson fitness plan.


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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I tweaked my back twice in the last 9 days. Your killin' me Argentum! LOLOLOL


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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The Braves had a hard enough time keeping Jones interested in the game while he was on a wildly successful team. I can't imagine Jones' disinterest if he is playing on a team that is not likely to be competing for the playoffs. Avoid him like the plague.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
I tweaked my back twice in the last 9 days. Your killin' me Argentum! LOLOLOL


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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
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bradf wrote:
Let's go ahead and fill out the outfield with Sosa and Bonds.


If we do this we should then sign Griffey. Bonds, Sosa and Griffey, it would be the greatest Turn Back The Clock game every night.

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 Post subject: Re: Lets get Andruw Jones!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:32 pm 
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nad69dan wrote:
Kingston wrote:
Im sorry, Kett, I just dont understand how a guy who cant hit anymore is a bargain at any price.


Fair enough, I just don't think you instantly forget how to hit in one offseason. Nothing about his history (despite the past two years) indicates he is anything but a very good baseball player. He could be past his prime but at 31 I just have a tough time believing he is out of gas. Remember, this guy was good enough to reach the majors at age 20 which means the raw skills are definitely there. I think it would be a bargain to see if he still has it. If not, it would be the difference between 72 wins and 70 (that is assuming you think Nyjer Morgan is actually worth 2 wins).


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