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    Andruw Jones

    ... turns 30 on April 23 next year. I thought he was at least 2-3 years older. This is in no way a "trade for him" thread, just an observation of his accomplishments.

    Before 30: 342 HR, 1,023 RBI.

    His HR totals are going up as he slows down a bit. If he morphs in to a slower slugger, he's got a realistic shot at being a top 10 HR hitter of all time. I know he's a good player, but I perhaps underestimated what he'd done offensively to date and just how long he's been at it.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    He has definitely been consistent over the years in ATL. I think it gets lost a lot of times as he's usually more well-known for his web-gems in the field.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    ... turns 30 on April 23 next year. I thought he was at least 2-3 years older. This is in no way a "trade for him" thread, just an observation of his accomplishments.

    Before 30: 342 HR, 1,023 RBI.

    His HR totals are going up as he slows down a bit. If he morphs in to a slower slugger, he's got a realistic shot at being a top 10 HR hitter of all time. I know he's a good player, but I perhaps underestimated what he'd done offensively to date and just how long he's been at it.
    I've said it forever. The dude's a phenom. Particularly playing in the Grand Canyon known as Turner.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Considering the fact that he's the best defensive CF I've ever seen his offense is that much more impressive.

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    EASON 	TEAM 	G 	AB 	R 	H 	2B 	3B 	HR 	RBI 	BB 	SO 	SB 	CS 	AVG 	OBP 	SLG 	OPS
    1996 	Atl 	31 	106 	11 	23 	7 	1 	5 	13 	7 	29 	3 	0 	.217 	.265 	.443 	.708
    1997 	Atl 	153 	399 	60 	92 	18 	1 	18 	70 	56 	107 	20 	11 	.231 	.329 	.416 	.745
    1998 	Atl 	159 	582 	89 	158 	33 	8 	31 	90 	40 	129 	27 	4 	.271 	.321 	.515 	.836
    1999 	Atl 	162 	592 	97 	163 	35 	5 	26 	84 	76 	103 	24 	12 	.275 	.365 	.483 	.848
    2000 	Atl 	161 	656 	122 	199 	36 	6 	36 	104 	59 	100 	21 	6 	.303 	.366 	.541 	.907
    2001 	Atl 	161 	625 	104 	157 	25 	2 	34 	104 	56 	142 	11 	4 	.251 	.312 	.461 	.773
    2002 	Atl 	154 	560 	91 	148 	34 	0 	35 	94 	83 	135 	8 	3 	.264 	.366 	.513 	.879
    2003 	Atl 	156 	595 	101 	165 	28 	2 	36 	116 	53 	125 	4 	3 	.277 	.338 	.513 	.851
    2004 	Atl 	154 	570 	85 	149 	34 	4 	29 	91 	71 	147 	6 	6 	.261 	.345 	.488 	.833
    2005 	Atl 	160 	586 	95 	154 	24 	3 	51 	128 	64 	112 	5 	3 	.263 	.347 	.575 	.922
    2006 	Atl 	156 	565 	107 	148 	29 	0 	41 	129 	82 	127 	4 	1 	.262 	.363 	.531 	.894
    Total 	-- 	1607 	5836 	962 	1556 	303 	32 	342 	1023 	647 	1256 	133 	53 	.267 	.345 	.505 	.850
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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Wasn't he like 22 y/o as a rookie?

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamSelig View Post
    Wasn't he like 22 y/o as a rookie?
    He was 19 when he came up with the Braves in 1996. And was starting in the World Series.
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    Re: Andruw Jones

    It's funny to here people talk about Jones like that. I live in Braves country and to here them tell it he is horrible. They say the same things about Jones that reds fans sometimes say about Dunn;overweight, too many strikeouts, doesn't produce in the clutch; and that he doesn't work hard enough.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by James B. View Post
    It's funny to here people talk about Jones like that. I live in Braves country and to here them tell it he is horrible. They say the same things about Jones that reds fans sometimes say about Dunn;overweight, too many strikeouts, doesn't produce in the clutch; and that he doesn't work hard enough.
    I have a friend who lives in Atlanta and is a big Braves fan and he says all that too, so I know what you mean. He's been calling for the Braves to trade him the last 2 years.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Dunn to the braves, jones to the reds. Problem solved.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    I think he is my favorite OF'er to watch. I think he is the smoothest fielder I have ever seen. I love his little bit of showmenship with basket catches or Willie Mays style plays that he makes look routine.

    My fav IF'er is Omar. Those two guys have some of the softest hands I've seen.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Well, Jones almost strikes me as an Eddie Murray type. I don't think he's ever been the player you build an offense around. His .850 career OPS isn't anything to write home about. But his longevity and consistency while being a very good player is impressive.

    When Ryan Howard was 8 years from making his major league debut, Jones was playing the World Series. However, Jones is just 2 years older.
    Last edited by RedsManRick; 10-03-2006 at 10:06 PM.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    I still prefer Vernon Wells to Andruw Jones, but that's just me.

    I could be alone in this opinion.

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    I still prefer Vernon Wells to Andruw Jones, but that's just me.

    I could be alone in this opinion.
    You aren't

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    Re: Andruw Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by James B. View Post
    It's funny to here people talk about Jones like that. I live in Braves country and to here them tell it he is horrible. They say the same things about Jones that reds fans sometimes say about Dunn;overweight, too many strikeouts, doesn't produce in the clutch; and that he doesn't work hard enough.
    I know what you're saying. I lived in Atlanta from 1993-2003.
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    Re: Andruw Jones

    I'd rather have Vernon Wells at this point too.
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