Ever since the New York Yankees went and snatched up all the good free agents we’ve had a serious lull in the action. It’s good, I’ve had more time to try and track down the drunkard who deleted the site banner (I think it’s someone close to me).
The Los Angeles Dodgers have restructured Andruw Jones‘ massive contract to make him more “attractive”. I suppose a discounted price tag would be slightly more attractive considering he hit .158 with three homers, 33 hits and 76 strikeouts in 209 at-bats last season. Jones, a fixture on the Atlanta Braves playoff teams for years, was left off the Dodgers’ post-season roster.
Jones’ agent, Scott Boras expects his client to become a free agent by January 15th. Another of Boras’ clients, Derek Lowe, is reportedly being heavily pursued by the Atlanta Braves. And in the wishes of David O’Brien, Jones too will make his return to the Braves. I hate Scott Boras, I can’t remember if I’ve expressed that before.
Gregg Zaun Reps Himself?
Poor Gregg Zaun, I always liked him in Toronto. I called for his removal as the everyday catcher, and I felt bad for him when he really lost the job. From reading this story in the Boston Globe it looks like Gregg is trying find some room for himself on the Red Sox roster, look at this:
“I’d love it. My agent has had ongoing talks with Boston and I would love to see that happen. I feel one of the things I have going in my favor is being in Toronto for so long I have a deep knowledge of the AL East. I would also love the challenge of playing in Boston, where every day you go to the ballpark it’s a meaningful game and you’re fighting for something. That atmosphere, I’m telling you, there’s nothing like it, and to be a part of that would be unbelievable. I played for Tito [Terry Francona] back in the Arizona Fall League… Tito has been watching me a long time.”
Sorry Gregg, your bubble may burst.