The 2 year deal is huge. Sure Andruw is getting a ton of money but our commitment is only 2 seasons. It's not like he's going to be having the 5th highest average salary for 5-6 years or so.
...now if only we can trade for Bedard & stay away from Rolen... I'll be pleased, very pleased.
While I don't mind the signing I will be very upset if Kemp gets traded. He has too much talent. I just know it will come back to bite us in the ass.
Do anything it takes to trade Pierre. Just offer to eat some of his salary. ANYTHING. Just don't get rid of Kemp or Ethier.
Torii Hunter may not be in the prime of his career but he is leaps and bounds better than Jones. To pay that much money for a guy that started his decline in his 20's is laughable. Dude hit .222 last season people. Wake up!
I like it!
Was listening to Colin Cowherd this morning (bleh), who thought this was a stupid signing of a "past his prime" player. Of course he rarely likes anything of this sort unless it's the Yanks or Red Sox doing it, so <shrug>.
Personally, I'd rather have a past-prime Jones over a healthy Juan Pierre any day of the week. As for his numbers last year, despite having Chipper, Francouer, etc..., it wasn't like he was real protected in that lineup until Texeira got there. Then again, I'm not sure he'll be all that protected in our lineup.
I've always liked Hunter, but how you can argue he is "leaps and bounds" better than Jones is beyond me. Let's see how Hunter does off the artificial turf and outside the Homerdome. If Jones has a repeat of last season, I'll agree with you, but single seasons in baseball hardly indicate player trends.