How much more rope for Andruw Jones?

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

13 thoughts on “How much more rope for Andruw Jones?

  1. How much rope? One vote for "not much." If we're upset by the production of Jeter, Swisher, Posada, Texiera, and for the last few weeks, A-Rod, then why keep someone on the bench and at the plate with those numbers?

    Unless its a case of playing the option/call-up game with a player's time, I would guess sooner rather than later. By mid June at the very latest. The team has from 3-5 black holes in its production at any time – it would have to make Girardi's job a lot easier if he could sit whoever is cold secure in the knowledge that the player he's putting in will do a better job. With Chavez on DL, his options are Jones, Nunez, Cervelli, and Dickerson. Not exactly Murderer's Row.

  2. It's not impossible that Jones could turn it around? It's actually very likely that he does turn it around. It's 50 PAs. Those 50 do not predict what will happen the next 50. While those 50 stink, the Yankees have to project what they think he'll do going forward and not worried about water under the bridge. Jones has hit pretty well all but one season of his career. There is a really good chance he turns it around. You just seem to be patting yourself on the back for predicting Jones would struggle.

    The Yankees don't have to send Jones packing to bring up Maxwell. They've had a spare roster spot since Chavez got hurt and could have opened up a 40 man spot for Maxwell if they felt like it. He could be on the team, instead they went with Dickerson.