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This might not be the biggest shock of the offseason, but it sure caught me offguard: Andruw Jones has signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Pro Baseball for 300 million yen, which equates to about $3.6 million in US dollars. Jones spent the last two seasons with the Yankees, serving primarily as a bench player seeing time at DH and in left field.
Once an elite defensive center fielder with the Braves, Jones' defense (and offense) has nosedived since leaving Atlanta after the 2007 season. He signed a two-year contract with the Dodgers that was a disaster for both parties before moving on to the Rangers in 2009 and the White Sox in 2010 before latching on with the Yankees, not serving as an everyday player in any stop along the way.
Jones will be 36 in April, and this looks like a last hurrah for a player who was having a Hall of Fame level career through his first decade in baseball. Then, the last five years happened, and Jones's star didn't just dim,...
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Andruw Jones has reached an agreement with the Rakuten Golden Eagles on a one-year deal worth about $3.6 million to play in Japan, Nikkansports.com reported Friday. If the report is accurate, Jones would become one of the biggest Major League Baseball stars to play in Japan. Jones, 35, hit just .197 with 14 homers and 34 RBIs in 233 at-bats for the Yankees last season. Jones...
Tweet During his 17-year career Andruw Jones has spent time with the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and most recently the New York Yankees. According to Nikkan Sports Jones has decided to continue his playing career overseas, signing a one-year deal with the Rakuten Golden Eagles estimated to be [...]
Not Cashman? Are the Yankees brass pulling another Rafael Soriano type move here?
There was also an article by Joel Sherman in today's New York Post where he says that George Steinbrenner and the old Yankees brass would never pass up on the chance of getting Josh Hamilton in Pinstripes, which is very true. It will be interesting to see how this whole thing plays out.
Once his baseball career is over, Curtis Granderson could have a future in sumo wrestling. During his stay in Japan — as part of the MLB International Ambassador Program — Granderson started sharpening his sumo wrestling squats alongside a professional and tweeted a picture for the world to see. In addition to working on his form, the Yankees center fielder also attended sumo...
All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano isn’t prepared to offer
the New York Yankees a hometown discount, and he may very well “bolt the Bronx”
one he reaches free agency, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.
According to two industry sources familiar with Cano’s
situation, the Yankees’ Gold Glove second baseman may very well bolt the Bronx
Speedy outfielder Brett Gardner and the New York Yankees have
agreed to a $2.85 million, one-year contract that avoids salary
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The final act of Brian Cashman’s
dormant week at the winter meetings was to assure the baseball world,
through his words and a $12 million contract offer to Kevin Youkilis,
that the Yankees were still...
This offseason has been rather un-Yankee-like. That doesn’t mean the Bronx Bombers should be ruled out of anything, though
While the Yankees have been relatively quiet thus far, even losing out on guys like Jeff Keppinger, New York is apparently still doing its due diligence on perhaps the biggest fish in free agency. According to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale, the Yankees are...
The Winter Meetings will come to a close today and, if all things remain the same, the Yankees will have signed and/or traded for no one.It's been a disappointing week for Yankee fans. Yesterday was especially disappointing, as Eric Chavez and Jeff Keppinger, two players who were looked at as a third base platoon in 2013, signed with the Diamondbacks and White Sox respectively...
The Yankees have put money on the table if he wants it -- a one-year deal for $12 million.I wouldn't boo him if he did it. Would you?
Many know of Bobby Brown as a former MLB player who got his doctorate in cardiology as well as serving a term as American League President long after his baseball career. Bobby, of course, was a member of the second (or third if you consider 1923, 1927, 1928 and 1932 one) major dynasty of the New York Yankees.
Brown, who had ended his playing career...