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    Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/s...a-sports-front

    MIAMI GARDENS According to a National League source, the Marlins have acquired outfielder Jacque Jones from the Chicago Cubs.

    Full details of the deal have yet to emerge, but Jones, 31, likely is headed to Florida along with a trunk load of the Cubs' money. He's owed another $7.12 million over the next two seasons.



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    The Cubs had been trying to deal the left-handed hitting Jones since the offseason. Part of a crowded outfield that includes Alfonso Soriano, Cliff Floyd, Matt Murton and top prospect Felix Pie, Jones appeared in 63 games this season and hit .234 with two homers, 20 RBI and a .623 on-base plus slugging percentage.

    Jones has played all three outfield positions during a nine-year big-league career that began with the Twins and conceivably will become the Marlins' primary center fielder. Center is where he has the least experience, totaling 182 games (147 starts) there, including 21 starts in 2007.

    Both of Jones' two errors in 115 total outfield chances have come as a center fielder. Jones does have a 3.04 career range factor as a center field, which is better than any regular center fielder this season. His .876 zone rating is about average.

    Range factor is calculated by adding putouts and assists and dividing by innings. Zone rating is the percentage of balls fielded by a player in his typical defensive zone as measured by Stats, Inc.

    Jones spent his first seven seasons with the Twins before signing a three-year, $16 million free agent deal with the Cubs. Last season he tied his career high with 27 homers in 149 games and hit .285 with a .833 on-base plus slugging percentage.

    Jones is due another $2.12 million this season and $5 million in 2008 to complete the deal.

    A native of San Diego, Jones was a teammate of Aaron Boone at Southern Cal. The Twins selected him in the second round of the 1998 draft

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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    To free up a spot for Jr.?
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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    intersting move for the marlins here they really don't have a centerfielder maybe jones will go to center.

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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    Felix Pie hopefully will play center.. not that I am a cubs fan, but that kid is a player...

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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    yea Pie is up for good...he is a player!

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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    Quote Originally Posted by degenerate10 View Post
    To free up a spot for Jr.?
    Looks like they still have plenty of outfielders.

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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    Not so fast. It looks like the deal may not happen afterall.

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6964484

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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    I would say that's a great reason for teams to be tight-lipped about trades. How do you think JJ feels about playing for the Cubs now?

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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    di u mean JR?...he's not going anywhere

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    Re: Jacque Jones to the Marlins

    Remember boys and girls, there is ALWAYS a greater fool!

    Jockstrap Jones is HORRIBLE! Even by the Cubs standards.


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