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Bargain price for Andruw Jones

The Rangers are going to sign Andruw Jones to a minor league deal.  If he makes the major league team, he'll only make $500,000, with the opportunity to earn $1 million in incentives.  That's right, the Rangers will get full use of Jones for no more than $1.5 million, while the Dodgers still owe him $22.1 million.

Granted, Jones had a terrible year last year, even worse than Corey Patterson.  He hit .158 with 3 HR and 14 RBI.  Just atrocious numbers.  But he was also an elite player not too long ago.  The Rangers get a chance to perhaps get something near that production for the major league minimum.  Meanwhile, it will be a miraculous happening if we get 3 HR all season from our center fielder all year, and we gave him a two year deal.

I see this kind of deal, and Pat Burrell's contract and can't help but wonder what might have happened if Jocketty was just a little bit better at playing hardball.  Sigh.

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