Andruw Jones Is Doing Just Great

March 19, 2009 – 12:00 am by Ryan Phillips

The Texas Rangers went 79-83 last year. Andruw Jones batted .158 with 3 home runs and 14 RBI in 75 games with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Rangers seemed like a perfect place for him to resurrect his career, right? Well, it looks like Jones – who signed a $500,000 minor league deal with Texas in the offseason – will not make the team’s opening day roster.

So, Andruw Jones can’t crack the Rangers’ starting lineup, or even beat out Marlon Byrd as the team’s fourth outfielder. Earlier in the offseason, Jones reportedly turned down a multi-year deal with the Yankees to take the minor league contract with Texas.

Let me put this in plainer terms: Andruw Jones is washed up at age 31. 31!

This is a guy who took home Gold Gloves every year from 1998 to 2007. He also won the Silver Slugger and the National League’s Hank Aaron Award in 2005. From 1997 through 2007 he never played less than 153 games.

We’re just three years removed from Jones hitting 41 home runs, knocking in 127 RBI and scoring 107 runs in 2006. Now he’s essentially useless, and he’s only 31.

I doubt he’d even be able to convince strippers to bang him anymore.

Jones will likely opt out of his minor league deal with the Rangers and look for a home somewhere on a major league roster. But how crazy has his tumble from grace been?

I guess this is an example of a meteoric fall.

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  1. 6 Responses to “Andruw Jones Is Doing Just Great”

  2. I suspect we’ll start seeing a lot more of this as more and more players start laying off the “flaxseed oil”

    By Lawdog on Mar 19, 2009

  3. Also, are we sure he’s really 31? Broke into the majors claiming to be 19…just saying.

    By tortfeasor on Mar 19, 2009

  4. CAN’T BE THE STAR FOREVER. SOME BULBS GO DIM AND OUT BEFORE OTHERS. WHERE IS THE STORY HERE? START THE DAMN 2009 BASEBALL SEASON ALREADY.

    By DENNIS FM DOVER on Mar 25, 2009

  5. Unfortunatly, us Dodgers fans are used to these insane and bizarre signings ! A mistake is a mistake, we all make them, but his attitude really sucked in LA. EVERYTIME he struck out, which was 9 times out of 10, he would walk back smiling ! Sort of saying, “Ive got your $37million in the bank, so screw you Dodgers fans”…..He is classless! I hope he ends up a poor example of simple greed and stupidity !Porn star next ?…..oh, you need a functioning bat Andrew ! Sorry !

    By John B on Jun 6, 2009

  6. This guy knows how to work it. You put a few GM’s trying to make things happen, and voila a bad signing. The good thing about him is that the guy has a cannon for an arm. The bad thing is he chokes at the plate. Sorry Andruw the show is over, go home and count your millions.
    No shrink and no mlb owner will able to resurrect your career.

    By toasteroven head on Jun 19, 2009

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