GARRETT JONES RUMORS

Notebook: Garrett Jones aiming to be more aggressive at plate

MIAMI -- When the Marlins signed first baseman Garrett Jones over the offseason, they knew about his consistency. He has averaged not only 149 games over his past four seasons but also 20 home runs over the past five years. Jones didn't knock his first dinger until Sunday on the first pitch from Phillies right-hander Kyle Kendrick. His swing sent a 91 mph sinker to right field...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins’ Garrett Jones Honors The Ultimate Warrior With Walk-Up Song

Shortly following the unexpected death of the Ultimate Warrior on Tuesday, Miami Marlins’ first baseman Garrett Jones decided to honor the WWE legend by using the wrestler’s theme song as his walk-up music from now until the end of the season. The Warrior, whose name was James Hellwig, inspired Jones from a young age. “The Ultimate Warrior was my number one favorite. I was...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Jones uses The Ultimate Warrior's theme as walk-up song

Marlin to pay tribute with walk-up music
Via Beer Mug Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade Alex Dickerson, designate Garrett Jones

Garrett Jones was designated for assignment on Monday (Photo Courtesy of Al Behrman) The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded prospect Alex Dickerson to the San Diego Padres for Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas. To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the Pirates have designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment. Decker was a first round draft pick in 2008...
Via isportsweb.com
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: 14 trade deadline rumors

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug A quick roundup of the players being talked about, how well each would mesh on the Pirates- and whether or not a move is likely.  (Opening image Carlos Quentin; image credit trbimg) OF Carlos Quentin, Padres- Fit: A+  Likelihood: D- The Baltimore Orioles have apparently discussed Quentin, meaning other teams are sniffing around the righty slugger...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss
MILLION TO ONE SHOT, DOC

Garrett Jones' HR ball gets stuck in fan's cup

Garrett Jones HR gets stuck in fan's cup. Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Garrett Jones hit a home run to center field that got stuck in a fan's empty cup during Tuesday night's game at PNC Park against the Philadelphia Phillies. The HR by Jones wasn't a straight shot into the cup, but it did prove impossible to get the ball out of the cup despite the best efforts...
Via Holdout Sports
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss
SPLASH LANDING

Garrett Jones hammers ball into Allegheny

Splash hits in San Francisco and Pittsburgh have become a pretty cool part of baseball. But while there have been 91 total homers hit into McCovey Cove on the fly since AT&T Park opened in 2000, there had been just one homer hit into the Allegheny River behind PNC Park during a game since its opening in 2001. On July 6, 2002, Daryle Ward of the Houston Astros smashed a ball out...
Via The Outside Corner
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Rumors: Boston Eyeing Pirates’ Garrett Jones?

With the Boston Red Sox in the market for a left-handed option at first base and in the outfield, Tom Singer of MLB.com wonders if the club would be interested in Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Garrett Jones. With #RedSox still shopping for a lefty-hitting 1B-OF -- ring any bells? -- you have to wonder if #Pirates will make another run at Iglesias — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer)...
Via MLB Injury News
January 21, 2013  |  1 Comment

Garrett Jones and the Orioles: Actual Rumors or Connecting the Dots?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are shopping Garrett Jones. The Baltimore Orioles are looking for a power bat. There are a lot of articles coming out about the Orioles possibly being interested in Jones. It’s hard to tell if these are based on any actual discussions, or if it’s a case of people connecting the dots. The Orioles want a power bat and could trade pitching to get that. The...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 03, 2012  |  1 Comment

First Pitch: Garrett Jones Has Earned a 2013 Roster Spot and a Raise

Heading in to the 2012 season, if you would have asked me to guess whether Garrett Jones would have returned to the Pirates in 2013, I probably would have said no. The first baseman is making $2.25 M this year, and because arbitration heavily favors home runs, he could very easily double that salary next year in his second of four arbitration years. Jones looked like nothing more...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss
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