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.