Monday, September 3, 2012

Andruw Jones Should Be Replaced By Chris Dickerson

If you ask anyone that knows me they will tell you that I am not one to really mince words or beat around the bush so let us get right down to it. Andruw Jones sucks and is really showing his age while we have a huge upgrade waiting in the wings that is not being utilized in Chris Dickerson.

About Sums Up His Season In One Picture..
Andruw Jones was signed this season to bat against left handed pitchers in a platoon position and be a 4th outfielder, none of this stuff he has actually done this season. Andruw Jones has batted a robust .205 against left handed pitching this season, as opposed to .197 against right handed pitching, and somehow has a lower OBP, SLG, and OPS against left handed pitching then right handed pitching. This is no longer a slump or a bad week this is an aging veteran that cannot even be platooned anymore and is a nightmare in the outfield and on the bases.

"My Binder Still Says NO"
Chris Dickerson, and yes I know that these are minor league numbers but that is not his fault so bear with me here, has absolutely obliterated anything and everything that he has seen this season. Chris Dickerson is left handed but actually has a higher batting average, .328 against LHP and .312 against RHP, and a higher OBP in about half the at bats. He also has speed and that youthful energy that the Yankees are really lacking these days. It was apparent when he hit a two run home run in yesterdays game to give the Yankees the lead and then robbed a home run keeping the Yankees in the game for the time being.

"See Ya Andruw!!"
Leave Andruw Jones off the post season roster, hell if we even get there, and put Dickerson on the roster. I do not want to see Andruw out of absolute necessity or in garbage time again this season and do not want to see him on this team ever again. I am tired of aging veterans who just are not getting things done and it is time for another youth movement and it starts with Chris Dickerson. Leave your binder behind Girardi and actually get something done that needs to be done.

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  1. As you know "Druw" played one year for the Dodgers and by June was probably the most unpopular player in L.A. Dodger History. LA even had to restructure his multi-year contract thru Scott Boras to be able to re-sign ManRam and we still owe Jones $3.375M.He basically has a lifetime annuity courtesy of Frank McCourt, don't knoq how that was handled in the sale to Guggenheim. In Druw's one year in LA, in 209 ABs he put up a slash of .158/3/14.256 OBP/.249 SLG. Also of note is that in 209 ABs he whhifffed 76 times. That's a little more than once evry 3 AB's he was going to strike out.

    Worse yet for LA Fans, if it's possible to make it worse, almost every time he K'd he would walk away from the the plate with a smart-ass smirk on his face. That really raised the hackles of the Fans and cemented his position as as MHP. This all occurred during the McCourt era and Frank negotiated this deal with Boras, showing somebody could do worse than Coletti. It's a shame that a class organization and fan-base like the Yankees had to revisit this experience, but thankfully it's only for a year. Druw hasn't really had a Jones-like season since 2007, almost like he's jonesing from success. PEDs? It sure i suspicious timing.

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    1. WTF? I put some time and research into that post only to have it edited down to nothing. Awesome.

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    2. removed by its author... which means you deleted it not me.

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    3. My original post on Druw didn't appear yesterday, but the 2nd did. As my wife has contended for 22 yrs, everything is my fault, so I'll own this one.

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    4. How is it your fault when my wife says everything is my fault? This is some kind of conspiracy...

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  3. I left out one point relevant to the Bossman's Blog. We also had a CF in waiting who couldn't get any PT, like Dickerson. His name was/is Matt Kemp.

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    1. Andruw has a pretty nice season last year in a rental position. He just isnt cracking it this time around

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  4. I had no problem bringing Jones back for this season, but Burch is right... he's had his chance and then some. It's time to make a change, and I'd like to see a guy like Dickerson get that shot.

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