View Full Version : Don't let the door hit you on the way out Andruw Jones!!!

01-15-2009, 08:31 PM
Andruw Jones, a $36.2 million bust with the Los Angeles Dodgers, was released by the team on Thursday.

Heralded as the answer to the Dodgers' power-hitting void when he signed his rich two-year contract in December 2007, Jones was injured part of last season and was mostly ineffective otherwise, hitting only .158 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 75 games.

"Obviously, this is a disappointing day for both us and Andruw, as we all had high hopes for him when he signed last year given his track record and everything that we had seen from him in the past and heard about him," Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said in a statement. "I know that Andruw is also very disappointed in the way things turned out and the best thing to do at this point is to turn the page and we wish him well."

The 31-year-old center fielder reported to spring training overweight, then was booed roundly by fans as he struggled at the plate during the season. He had knee surgery in May and finished the season on the bench as the Dodgers won the National League West and beat the Chicago Cubs in the NL divisional series before losing to Philadelphia in the NL Championship Series.

Jones asked to be traded after that and the Dodgers tried, but found no takers. The Dodgers owe Jones $22.1 million, which he'll receive over the next six years.

01-15-2009, 10:37 PM
I think Andruw ate the door.

01-16-2009, 08:30 AM
22.1 milllllliion over the next 6 years and then cocktails in the shade on a sunny island

01-16-2009, 09:09 AM
The funny thing is he is probably going to go to another team and regain some of his old form.

Oh well that's like the first time the Dodgers have made a bad signing/trade right?:LOL:

01-16-2009, 09:29 AM
Hopefully he goes to the angels...


01-16-2009, 09:32 AM
Hopefully he goes to the angels...


True that.

He's in Mo Vaughn type of shape...maybe he can play 1st, and hurt himself catching a foul ball?

01-16-2009, 09:35 AM
What a stupid way to spell Andrew.

Scoring Machine
01-16-2009, 09:49 AM


Mo's been up late.... but he's not been studyin

City Dad
01-16-2009, 10:20 AM
too bad... Jones and Pierre had a great Abott and Costelo visual thing goin'...

01-21-2009, 06:27 PM
Jeff Kent's announcing his retirement tomorrow!