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It could be worse. We could have signed Yoenis Cespedes with an opt-out clause

Yesterday - in this Yankee winter where Christmas never came - the lowly, miserly, forever hapless Mets unleashed the Elvis-riding-on-an-elephant spectacle of their newest re-aquisition, the streak/slump machine whom I like to think of as Humanis Centepedes.If you imagine Alfonso Soriano times Andruw Jones, (the 35-year-old versions), with a sprinkle of Ruben Rivera's...

Andruw Jones is Ready to Formally Retire

Iconic Canadian musician Neil Young famously coined the phrase, “It’s better to burn out than fade away,” but Andruw Jones would respectfully disagree. While appearing at the Atlanta Braves Fan Fest this past weekend at Turner Field, Jones indicated he will formally announce his retirement from professional baseball in the near future. Jones last played in the majors in 2012...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: Rebuild, Reload, Retire

If you play Out of the Park Baseball and decided to become General Manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, how many trades would you make before the 2016 season started? What about the Colorado Rockies? What direction would you take them in? We’ll talk a bit about both clubs. Oh, and did you know Andruw Jones wasn’t retired yet? Let me tell you, baseball needs to get here soon, friends...
Via The Sports Post
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-Yankee Andruew Jones to retire, per report

Jones played two years in New York Outfielder Andruw Jones, who last played in the big leagues in 2012 with the Yankees, is apparently set to formally retire. FOX Sports' Cory McCarney first reported on Twitter: Andruw Jones had talked of a comeback, but says he will be announcing retirement soon. #Braves -- Cory McCartney (@coryjmccartney)...
Via NJ.com
12 days ago  |  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
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
28 days ago  |  Discuss

HoF voters suck – that is all

Jim Edmonds played from 1993-2010. In that time, he was 12th in MLB in position player fWAR. Only 6 pitchers bested him. He was top 20 fWAR over an 18 year stretch. Comparing him to other CF is even more ridiculous. Edmonds was the 2nd best CF by fWAR in that time span behind Andruw Jones. He finished just 0.6 behind Jones in 193 less PA. In those 18 years, he had the 7th most PA...
Via STLSportsMinute
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every player who has hit 50 or more home runs in an MLB season

Who are the players that have hit 50 or more home runs in an MLB season?
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Most Gold Gloves won all-time

Since first being awarded in 1957 to MLB players for superior individual fielding performances at each position, 21 different players have earned at least nine Gold Gloves at their respective positions. Can you name them all?
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Players with a multi-homer game in the World Series since 1985

Mets rookie Michael Conforto hit two home runs in Game 4 of the World Series on Saturday. Can you name the others who have hit two or three home runs in a World Series game since 1985?
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Short Hops: Braves shortstop review/preview

FOXSportsSouth.com's team of Braves writers are taking a look back at 2015, position by position, and breaking down what we know heading into what figures to be another busy offseason. We continue the series with shortstop. STATS THAT MATTER 450 -- Number of games that Andrelton Simmons has played in since 2013, his first full season in the majors. Only one National League shortstop...
Via Fox Sports South
October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Eddy Julio Martinez

The Cubs have signed one of the top international prospects   They reached a deal with Eddy Julio Martinez for $3 million   Scouting report from MLB.com Scouting grades: Hit: 60 | Power: 60 | Run: 70 | Arm: 60 | Field: 60 Think a young Andruw Jones. That's how some scouts have described the 20-year-old center fielder from Cuba. Evaluators like his body — described...
Via Obstructed View
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Combining Japanese and American turns some players into legends

Last week, Ichiro Suzuki made history when he tied (and ultimately surpassed) Ty Cobb on the all-time hits list. Well, actually, no: Ichiro is still 1,270 hits behind Cobb. But because he had 1,278 career hits in the Japanese League, people decided to combine the two and come up with that Cobb-beating number. Depending on how you feel, that’s either admirable or ridiculous. To...
Via Bloguin Best
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Combining Japanese and American turns some players into legends

Last week, Ichiro Suzuki made history when he tied (and ultimately surpassed) Ty Cobb on the all-time hits list. Well, actually, no: Ichiro is still 1,270 hits behind Cobb. But because he had 1,278 career hits in the Japanese League, people decided to combine the two and come up with that Cobb-beating number. Depending on how you feel, that’s either admirable or ridiculous. To...
Via The Outside Corner
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones Wants to Play in 2016

One of the best players in baseball at the turn of the century, 38-year-old Andruw Jones hasn’t played in a Major League game since October 3, 2012. Three years later, Jones still hasn’t retired. However, this isn’t a Bernie Williams-esque scenario — The Curaco Kid is still very much an active player. Jones spent 2013 and 2014 in Japan with the Rakuten Golden Eagles, and...
Via Baseball Essential
August 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones Is Hoping For A Comeback

Instead of rattling off all the things that have happened in baseball since Andruw Jones’ last big league at bat in October 2012…it would be easier to just cut to the chase. The ten-time Gold Glove Award-winning outfielder is looking to make a comeback. Again. Just like he did this past off season. “I got a couple of phone calls. I just wanted to just go to Spring Training...
Via Hall of Very Good
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

After Signing Lucius Fox, San Francisco Giants Turn Attention to Eddy Martinez in International Market

(Credit: San Jose Mercury News / mercurynews.com) The San Francisco Giants opened up the international signing period by grabbing one of the top players on the market in 18-year-old shortstop Lucius Fox last week. Fox, who is in fact a baseball player and not a Batman character, was ranked number three on the list of international prospects and was widely considered likely to land...
Via The Sports Journal
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Going on up to Boston: Iceberg, dead ahead?

In another universe, (you know, the one where Spock wears a Van **** beard and orders Checkov, the spy, into the "agonizer"), the Yankiverse loved what it saw last night in C.C. Sabathia - 5.2 innings, 2 runs - because he did it for the Marlins. Instead, he's ours for two more long seasons - our version of the agonizer - while we ponder what kind of sexual acts Adam Warren...

Miguel Cabrera and other home run leaders - by country

Miguel Cabrera hit his 400th home run over the weekend, and that milestone was more than just another round number. Cabrera also took over the career lead in major league home runs by players born in Venezuela, moving one ahead of Andres Galarraga. In fact, Cabrera has now hit more homers than any other native of South America. The record holder among players born in Asia is Japan...
Via AP on Fox
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

The White Sox Ten Stupidest Decisions Ever

The White Sox have been around for a long time. There have been successes and failures. Bad seasons and bad luck happen. But what are the flat out dumbest things that the team has ever done? #1: The Adam Dunn Contract The White Sox had been struggling in the designated hitter department ever since Jim Thome was traded. Andruw Jones and Mark Kotsay had little success. The Sox finished...
Via Sports Mockery
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Baseball Managers Are Valuable

A football coach designs a playbook. A hockey coach manages fast-moving lines. A basketball coach designs offensive and defensive schemes. What does a baseball manager do? Many in baseball debate the value of a manager. Some are on the side that he can be the difference between making the playoffs or not. Some are on the side that anyone can do the job, and it is just a matter of...
Via Sports Mockery
April 28, 2015  |  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

****-a-doodle Drew: Dare we start hoping?

When the Yankees signed Stephen Drew, I threw up.I hated, hated, HATED the deal. A typical Cashman move: Another old guy with a ceiling made of concrete, who'll start hot and then end up hitting .210 around the all-star break, when we finally accept the reality of his abilities... and then discard him.Vernon Wells. Travis Hafner. Andruw Jones. Alfonso Soriano. Brian Roberts. The...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays’ Prospect Chaz Frank is an Excellent Role Player

Every baseball team has role players; guys who can come in and fill numerous roles adequately. Outfielder Chaz Frank definitely prides himself on being just that kind of guy. While mastering the lost arts of bunting for base hits and being an effective base runner, the young outfielder was one of the Lansing Lugnuts’ most exciting players to watch last season. Joining the team...
Via Baseball Essential
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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