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    Andruw Jones Speculation

    OK, you get to play John Fay and answer this question from yesterday's mailbag:

    From Mike in Chicago: My question involves our vacant RF position. Let's say the Reds are unable to sign a free agent like Pat Burrell or even Jerry Hairston and trades just don't work out for Jermaine Dye or Xavier Nady. Would the Reds consider taking a risk and making a trade for Andruw Jones if the Dodgers are willing to eat a lot of his contract? I believe Jones needs the cliche of a "change of scenery" and the little league field of GABP could help him. I mean the guy does have five 100 RBI seasons and over 300 career HRs to go along with all his Gold Gloves. If we can get him in a trade at a discount why not take the chance?
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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Mike, no thanks. Next question!
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Mike, If the Dodgers pay most of his salary I take a shot at him. Can you recover the success that made him one of the great CF's in the game? Its worth a flier to me.

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Mike, just say "no" to drugs.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Hitting at GAB is only helpful if you can put the bat on the ball. Watching Jones last year was amazing because he often didn't come close to even fouling a ball off during an AB. He's toast!

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Hitting at GAB is only helpful if you can put the bat on the ball. Watching Jones last year was amazing because he often didn't come close to even fouling a ball off during an AB. He's toast!

    Rem
    What happened to him?

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Mike,

    Thanks for the question. Do your doctors know you are on the internet unsupervised?

    John
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    Re: Fay for a Day

    I'm not sure anyone can top Fay's actual response, which basically breaks down to:

    "Well, aside from the fact that his hitting has tanked, the Dodgers probably won't eat a huge amount of his salary and CF is Willy Taveras' position anyway."
    "The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    What happened to him?
    About 4-5 years ago, he put on a buuuuuunch of weight. And not in his biceps & quads. It was all gut and butt. He had a serious double chin going on for a while. He'd sweat gravy running down balls in the gaps. At the time, he was still young enough that he could get by in the field based solely on natural ability as well as his rep.

    He also adopted the Bret Boone approach at the plate - muscle up and try to smack every pitch 850 feet.

    In short - fat & lazy, with little aging sprinkled in, and presto! Andruw Jones 2006-2008.

    It was clear that when the Braves let Raffy Furcal walk to LA several years ago, they thought getting him out of the equation would help Andruw Jones get his head right again.

    It didn't.

    At this point, he's toast IMO.

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    steroids.
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    steroids.
    Wrong.

    He's been in Atlanta. It's gravy and biscuts.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    Wrong.

    He's been in Atlanta. It's gravy and biscuts.

    I'm in atlanta.

    And yes, I like gravy and biscuts.
    "But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    hello mike. thankyou for teh question. andrew jones has never stealed more than than 20 bases since 1999 so i think his biggest assett his speed is no longer there anymore and gone. taveras stealed over 60 bases last baseball season and it would be stupid to try replace that production. the reds need to address there biggest need which is leftfield. the reds are still in negotiationings with jerry hairston jr who is coming off a high batting average so he is clearly answer to your question. not only but he plays shortstop good and alex gonsales has trouble stay healthy. walt jockety has a relationship with so taguchi so i think his veteran presents make him a interest option if the reds are not possible able to can haul in hairston jr.

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Quote Originally Posted by 15fan View Post

    In short - fat & lazy, with little aging sprinkled in, and presto! Andruw Jones 2006-2008.
    .

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    Re: Fay for a Day

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    OK, you get to play John Fay and answer this question from yesterday's mailbag:
    Right feld isn't vacant
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