What's in store for Andruw Jones?

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THE FREE AGENT: There have been minimal discussions about former Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones this week at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, Tenn. Word has it that his agent Scott Boras has been looking for the same kind of contract Torii Hunter got from the Angels (five years, $90 million).

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RUMORS:

- The Dodgers have remained a constant when talks surround Jones. Los Angeles general manager Nick Colletti has made a two-year offer worth $32 million, an offer that he does not appear willing to raise.

- The Nationals were considering him until they acquired Lastings Milledge.

- Shortly after Jose Guillen agreed to his deal with the Royals, chatter began that Jones might follow him there, because of his relationship with general manager Dayton Moore from their days in Atlanta.

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:

- "I think Andruw Jones is going to bounce back and have a good year, no matter whoever he plays for. With all my respect to Torii Hunter, I don't see anyone better than that kid when I was playing with him." -- White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen

- "You're talking about a guy with 10 Gold Gloves in a row and 25 home runs 10 years in a row. The fact is, this guy in his worst year had 26 home runs, 94 RBI and a Gold Glove. When you go back and look at the best center fielders out there today ... " -- Agent Scott Boras

CHANCES OF SIGNING WITH ...

- Dodgers: Good if his agent doesn't mess it up

- Royals: Good since he knows the management

- Giants: Are high if neither don't get what they really want

- White Sox: Is not likely considering Jones probably doesn't want to play in cold weather

- Braves: No chance as long as Boras is around

-- From staff and wire reports

BY THE NUMBERS

A look at Andruw Jones' numbers the past three years and his overall career numbers:

2007: .222 avg., 26 HR, 94 RBI

2006: . 262 avg., 41 HR, 129 RBI

2005: .263 avg., 51 HR, 128 RBI

Career: .263, 368 HR, 1,117 RBI in 1,761 games

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jerryyoung
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jerryyoung 12/06/07 - 10:33 am
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Being a Braves fan living in

Being a Braves fan living in the tri-state (PA, NJ, NY) area I have always bragged about Andrew Jones to the Mets and Phillies fans. I am going to miss him being in an Atlanta uniform. If he would somehow wind up on one of the above mentioned teams, I might start to like that team a little.

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rdunaway 12/07/07 - 08:26 am
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I hope Andruw gets what he"s

I hope Andruw gets what he"s looking for or gets his money that is being asked for. He is a top notched player and deserves what he is asking for, but maybe it"s me but I noticed at times the lack of being focused at some of the games, like not running out bases when he hits the ball or trying every time to knock the ball into the next city closes around. Look at Willie Harris or some of the other rookies or players who are trying to make the team. Running out bases, trying to advance runners and focused on the basics of baseball. Baseball is a team sport and one player can"t win games by their self. Now there"ll be someone out there who"ll say I don"t know what I"m talking about and others might agree, but it"s my opinion. Focus is the name of the game.

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cdb 12/10/07 - 03:00 pm
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i think there should be a cap

i think there should be a cap on base bal. no one is worth all the money they want to play. all player get to much money.

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