December 6, 2007
Andruw Jones and the Dodgers have agreed a 2-year, $36 million deal.
Overrated, overpriced center fielders playing for L.A. teams:
Juan Pierre (Dodgers): 5 years, $44 million
Andruw Jones (Dodgers): 2 years, $36 million
Gary Matthews Jr. (Angels): 5 years, $50 million
Torii Hunter (Angels): 5 years, $90 million
(All contract info from Cot’s Baseball Contracts)
Does the Andruw Jones deal mean the Dodgers have correctly given up on Pierre and are admitting he’s a horrible major league baseball player? Or does it mean that either Andre Ethier or Matt Kemp will be blocked from playing every day for another season?
Given how the Dodgers have operated the last few years, it’s probably the latter. A Jones-Kemp-Ethier deal could be scary, assuming Andruw Jones plays like he did before a miserable 2007 season. Throwing Pierre in that outfield makes it have the potential for disaster.
Are there any other overpriced center fielders the L.A. teams can sign?