Rumors: Yankees and Jones Still Apart on Money

Via Jack Curry of the YES Network:

Cashman and Boras had lengthy meeting about Andruw Jones after Soriano presser on Wed. Yanks like Jone as 4th OF, but sides apart on $.

This is starting to make me wonder if Brian Cashman will hold a grudge over the Rafael Soriano deal and won’t give in to Scott Boras’ demands when it comes to Jones.

Jones, 33, earned just $500,000 over each of the past two seasons, but is no doubt looking for a raise after having his best season since 2006 last year. Jones is no longer a full-time player and won’t be expected to fill that role with the Yankees, but with the way he crushes lefties he certainly fills a role.

I can’t imagine how far apart the two sides are. It can’t be more than a million or two. Hopefully the Yankees will just give in here though as they are not up against a budget this winter and their backup plan, Johnny Damon, is also represented by Boras. So if they miss out on Jones, Boras could easily turn around and try to charge the Yankees more for Damon.

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2 Responses to Rumors: Yankees and Jones Still Apart on Money

  1. Hardcore Yankee Fan says:

    Considering it's only a one year deal, I'm all for paying just about anything within reason.

  2. Bronx Knight says:

    Gee, Scott Boras represents both Andruw Jones AND Johnny Damon, and they are competing for a job with the Yankees as a 4th outfielder? Can you say "conflict of interest"?