Saturday, January 17, 2009

Andruw Jones Sent Packing

The decision has been made, Andruw Jones is out as a Dodger. Dodgers GM Ned Colleti has closed the book on Jones and the Dodgers will move forward without him. The one thing I don't get about the fast decisions that are made. is why and how? You gave him 36 million a year ago and his money is guaranteed. Why not find out if the guy can still play? He was one of the best players in the league less than two years ago. At lease try to get your money out of him.

Why not allow him to come to spring training... play him in all the B games on the back fields and see what happens... see which Jones shows up. I don't like just writing the guy off, giving him his money then saying next. We tried it didn't work... next... After one year.... 36 million in the books... gone never to be seen again. Andruw Jones can now go and play for any team out there for the major league minimum wage. if he fines his game again, be used to beat on the Dodgers while we pay him. I don't like an out of shape player, I don't like a guy that isn't committed to CANI (continuous and never ending improvement). What does it say about our scouting department? What kind of job did they do in bring in a player that is a bust. I was a bust for the Dodgers in 1988 and didn't perform up to expectation, the very reason we call it a team game. We were 1988 World Champions that year. One for all and all for one. It may not have been that way but that is what it feels like when you Win.
Mike Davis

1 comment:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Mike .. as you say ..it seems a 'rushed decision' without getting any value for a huge amount of money .. Andruw must have experience to offer, team spirit to give .. - you gave it at the absolutely right moment .. I heard your short version story on Saturday .. one day .. the longer version please! All the best H