Andruw Jones: Masahiro Tanaka can overpower but is not like Yu Darvish

Masahiro Tanaka is one of the most intriguing players this offseason. The Japanese pitcher went 24-0 in 2013 and is coming over to MLB after a long period of questions about whether his Japanese team would post him. Many Japanese pitchers have been successful since coming over — Yu Darvish, Hiroki Kuroda and Hideo Nomo […]
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones Re-Signs with Rakuten Golden Eagles

It appears that we may have seen the last of Andruw Jones: he’s staying in Japan, having re-signed with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of Nippon Baseball League for a cool $3.8 million. Not too shabby, Andruw. Of course, when Jones’ comeback attempt was first announced, no one seriously tied his name to the New York Yankees, the last team he played for. The Bronx Bombers already...
January 09, 2014  |  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...
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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...
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...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB rumors: Andruw Jones drawing interest in comeback attempt

Once a household name when he patrolled center field in Atlanta, Andruw Jones fell off quickly in his last few years in the Major Leagues -- so much so that he fled to Japan to get a contract for 2013. Now, after hitting .243./391/.454 for the Rakuten Golden Eagles, Jones has drawn some interest from Major League teams although he could very easily remain in Japan says Chris Cotillo...
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January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones drawing some interest after playing in Japan

Free agent outfielder Andruw Jones is drawing a bit of interest after spending the 2013 season in Japan, reports Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Jones is about three months shy of his 37th birthday, having posted a .243/.391/.454 slash line with 26 home runs as a member of the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Cotillo writes that Jones would love to return to Japan, but the interest may be...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 04, 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...
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Twilight of the Yankees... and the end of Snooki?

On the Princeton/MIT Celebrity Career-Trajectory Model, being eliminated on Dancing With the Stars is tantamount to being waived as a designated hitter, after batting .219 with 2 home runs. It's Andruw Jones time. Maybe you can go to Japan. The fact is, you were once a star, and soon you'll be a gym coach.Last night, Snooki brought the lid down on a sterling eight-year reality...
October 29, 2013  |  Discuss

A Badass Blue Crew Booklet. Well, Except For Andruw Jones' Presence.

I recently landed my second full-sized booklet, and like the first it hails from Topps Triple Threads and features my main man, Matt Kemp. It's a six-way piece and includes five former Dodgers in Russ Martin, Jeff Kent, Hong-Chih Kuo, Rafael Furcal, and Andruw Jones.Click to embiggen this beauty. It's numbered 02/36 and features a nice variety of relics. The Kemp is a wool...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Who is the #1 prospect in MLB right now?

With a month of the minor league season in the books, chat questions are already rolling in about who the top prospect will be in 2014. Each month, I’ll take a look at players who were close in 2013 (we’ll call them “Headliners”), plus fast risers who are staking an early claim to the top spot (we’ll call them “Opening Acts”). To begin this exercise, it’s important...
Via Fangraphs
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones Fighting for Custody of His Son

During his early years with the Atlanta Braves, Andruw Jones' path to immortality seemed to be paved with gold.  Since's barely been pyrite. And I'm not even talking about his dismal stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Most recently, after spending time with four teams over five years...dude agreed to a one-year $3.5 million contract with the Japan...
Via Hall of Very Good
March 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Accused Wife Beater Andruw Jones Wants Custody Of Kid

Just a few months removed from a memorable Christmas, Andruw and Nicole Jones are making headlines once again. After an unpleasant event on Christmas Eve, resulting in Andruw dragging his wife down the stairs by her ankles after she tried to get away from him and threatening to kill her, according to reports Nicole Jones has filed for a divorce. In the documents obtain by TMZ, Nicole...
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March 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Xander Bogaerts Reflects on ‘Great Experience’ at World Baseball Classic, Enjoyed Time Around Andruw Jones

While some players have been reluctant to play in the World Baseball Classic, Xander Bogaerts sounds like a guy who could be poised for another go-round in the future. Bogaerts was back at Red Sox camp on Wednesday after playing for Team Netherlands at the WBC, and the 20-year-old couldn’t help but speak glowingly of his tournament experience. “Awesome. A great experience,...
March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones hits HR as Netherlands beats Padres

The Netherlands has done a lot of travelling for the World Baseball Classic. The journey started with a training camp in Arizona. Then the Dutch national team opened the international tournament in Taichung, Taiwan, flew to Tokyo for the second round and stopped in Arizona for a two exhibitions before they head to San Francisco for the WBC semifinals. Andruw Jones hit a towering...
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March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

World Baseball Classic Recap: Andruw Jones scores winning run as Netherlands shocks Cuba, ...

The semifinals of the World Baseball Classic are halfway set. With Netherlands second upset over Cuba in four days, Japan and the Netherlands will play tomorrow morning to determine seeding, then travel to San Francisco and await the two qualifers from the double-elimination pool of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the United States, and Italy.  After the jump, we'll...
Via The Outside Corner
March 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Andruw Jones’ 25,000 square foot mansion on the market (PICS)

You and 1,000 of your closest friends should chip in $5,000 each to buy former Braves and Yankees outfielder Andruw Jones’ Duluth, Georgia mansion.  If you did, you would each get your own 25 square feet. The listing is nothing like the smooth, often nonchalant-looking center fielder. The ULTIMATE in LUXURY! BIGGEST, BEST and most BEAUTIFUL home in Sugarloaf Country...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Former MLB All-Star Andruw Jones selling Georgia mansion for $5 million

Tweet   Andruw Jones spent twelve of his seventeen year Major League Baseball career patrolling the outfield for the Atlanta Braves, winning ten Gold Glove Awards along the way. Since then he’s played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and the New York Yankees. With Jones spending as many years as [...]
Via Los That Sports Blog
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Buy Andruw Jones’ Georgia Mansion For $5 Million; It’s HUGE!

Former Braves slugged Andruw Jones has put his massive Duluth, Georgia mansion on the market for $5 million. Seeing as he is signed to play in Japan this season, odds are he won’t be spending much time in the Atlanta area. This is not your average mansion. Jones is unloading a 25K square foot behemoth, complete with a mini indoor basketball facility, batting cages and a putting...
Via Busted Coverage
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Netherlands upsets South Korea in WBC

Andruw Jones got two hits and Diegomar Markwell and Orlando Yntema combined for seven innings of four-hit ball to help the Netherlands upset South Korea 5-0 in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday. Roger Bernadina drove in two runs and Dutch shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5, including two doubles. Markwell (1-0) struck out two and allowed two hits in four innings. South...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Netherlands beats favored South Korea 5-0 in WBC

Andruw Jones got two hits and Diegomar Markwell and Orlando Yntema combined for seven innings of four-hit ball to help the Netherlands upset South Korea 5-0 in the World Baseball Classic on Saturday. Roger Bernadina drove in two runs and Dutch shortstop Andrelton Simmons went 3-for-5, including two doubles. Markwell (1-0) struck out two and allowed two hits in four innings. South...
Via AP on Fox
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Travis Hafner: The Andruw Jones of 2013?

Supposedly, the Yankees are on the verge of signing Travis "Pronk" Hafner - the former Cleveland DH who Miguel Cabreraed us once, long long ago, in a galaxy far far away -- a strikeout/home run guy who hasn't done Steve Whitaker in the last two years.And you thought we learned from Andruw Jones? (Insert sigh here.)Listen: I have no truck with Brian Cashman jiggling...
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Yanks claim Russ Canzler off waivers

On Friday afternoon, the Yankees claimed Russ Canzler off waivers from the Indians. Canzler, 26, could potentially be the right-handed bat the Yankees needed and fill the role Andruw Jones served in 2012. Canzler has appeared in 29 major league games in his career. 3 in 2011 with Tampa Bay and 26 with Cleveland in 2012. Last season with Cleveland, Canzler appeared in left-field and...
Via Bronx Pinstripes
January 04, 2013  |  Discuss

The Yankees aren't alone in seeking a divorce from Andruw Jones

Actually, this isn't funny.  A failed marriage is nothing to snicker over... UNLESS THE GUY HIT .210 FOR YOU LAST YEAR.  Then you have the right to prattle.Andruw Jones is heading to Japan without...a) A wedding ring.b) A World Series ring.The Murdoch Post says Andruw and his wife are calling it quits. I'm sorry, but I'm still smarting over the Gammonitic crap I read...
January 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wife of Andruw Jones files for divorce after he allegedly threatened to kill her

More bad news for former Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones.Jones' wife has reportedly filed for divorce about a week after she accused him of domestic abuse. She alleged that he grabbed her neck and told her that he wanted to kill her during a spat on Christmas Day.A divorce complaint filed Monday by Nicole Jones in a suburban Atlanta court says their 10-year marriage...
Via Bush League Chronicle
January 02, 2013  |  1 Comment
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