The Jones signing is a good one, period. And if Andruw puts up mild-to-good numbers he'll get a nice extension offer after mid-season.
Call me an optimist but I'm certain he'll have much better numbers this season. The short contract should inspire him to excellence, because, after all, the money's on the line. If this guy knows that putting up 30+ homers and a batting average hovering between .285 and .300 will merit him even bigger dollars in two years (taking into consideration this deal), then he'll do whatever it takes to achieve it.
Let's not forget that a year and a half ago (not sure of time frame/was it?) that he started the whole - not showing urgency in the field for fly balls, and a non-chalant attitude overall because he wanted out of ATL.
I believe he'll show up in LA and we'll indeed have what we expect from him.
As far as Pierre goes... I'd take a grade-B left handed middle reliever and cash for him, and eat the rest.
Not exactly setting a high bar, are we?Originally Posted by So sumi
I get where you're going with that, but I think you've got it backwards. Any deal that involves us dealing Pierre will likely involve us sending cash to the other team.Originally Posted by So sumi
So... say that Colletti CAN'T Move Pierre and trades Kemp or Eithier (I hope not!). Where the **** does Pierre play? RF?
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