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Former star OF Andruw Jones is new Braves special assistant

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves are bringing back former 10-time Gold Glove center fielder Andruw Jones as a special assistant to baseball operations. Jones already was with the team as a guest instructor in spring training. Under the official capacity, he will focus on working with Braves outfielders. Jones, a native of Curacao, also will assist with the team's international...
Via Associated Press
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones-Freddie Freeman ATV rescue bobblehead looks like highlight of 2016 Braves season

When a baseball team needs to come up with ways to sell tickets to fans, there is one surefire way to get butts in the seats on a muggy summer evening: Bobbleheads. The Atlanta Braves, a franchise that has entered a rebuilding era and is preparing to pack up and move to the next town over, will be offering some fun new bobbleheads to fans this season. Chipper Jones fans won’t...
Via The Comeback
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

An Old (But Topical) Conversation with Andruw Jones

This interview was conducted in September 2012, but that doesn’t matter. The topic was his career, and Andruw Jones was weeks away from his final game. Contextually, nothing has changed in the two-plus years that these words went unpublished. The longtime Atlanta Brave hit 434 home runs, but his legacy is defense. He won 10 straight […]
Via Fangraphs
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Andruw Jones Isn’t Hall of Fame Worthy

I don’t think Andruw Jones should be elected to the Hall of Fame. He will be eligible for inclusion on the BBWAA’s 2017 Hall ballot. With near blindingly brilliant stretches in a career spanning 17 seasons, The Curacao Kid still remains a borderline case at best. I can afford him approbation, but without scraping sycophancy. From 1997 to 2001, Andruw Jones was the gold standard...
Via Baseball Essential
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Former New York Yankee Andruw Jones Drawing Interest

Andruw Jones #22 of the New York Yankees hits a sixth inning two run home run against the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium on August 16, 2012 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) After spending the past two seasons in Japan as a member of the Rakuten Golden Eagles, former All-Star and gold glover winner Andruw Jones is reportedly making...
Via The Sports Journal
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

An MLB comeback could be in the cards for Andruw Jones

Could Andruw Jones finally be making his way back to Major League Baseball after two seasons in Japan? According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, there’s reason to believe that Jones will be at least going to Spring Training with an MLB club. After two seasons with Rakuten in Japan, where he hit 26 home runs with 94 RBIs (.845 OPS) and 24 homers with 71 RBIs (.820 OPS), with...
Via The Outside Corner
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Outfielder Andruw Jones returning to Japan for 2014 season

Japan's Rakuten Eagles have said that Andruw Jones will return for another season after helping the Pacific League team win the Japan Series last year. The 36-year-old former major leaguer has agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.8 million, Japanese media reported Wednesday. Jones batted .243 while hitting 26 home runs and a team-high 94 RBI as the Eagles won their first Japan Series...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones staying in Japan, re-signs with Rakuten

Andruw Jones has re-signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of  Japan’s Pacific League reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. The news is hardly a surprise as the 36-year-old figures to earn far more in Japan than he would stateside. There’s a good chance that Jones finishes his playing days in Japan. Last season Jones hit .243/.391/.454 with 26 home runs and 94 RBI in 143...
Via Tireball.com
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones re-signs with Rakuten Golden Eagles

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that OF Andruw Jones has re-signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Japan’s Pacific League after drawing off-season interest from at least two MLB teams. The financial terms of his new contract have not been made available. The belief here is that those MLB clubs were only willing to offer Andruw Jones a non-guaranteed minor league contract...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Holy crap: Andruw Jones and Casey McGhee did it to us again... this time in Japan

Famous quote from beloved Disney World attraction:"It's a small world after all. It's a small world after all. It's a small world after all. It's a small small world. It's a small world after all. It's a small world after all. It's a small world after all. It's a small small world...." And it is.Today, we learned the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the Foreign Class of the Japan...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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