Rumor: Yankees and Jones have not made progress toward contract

Both the Yankees and Andruw Jones have expressed a mutual interest in the outfielder returning to the Bronx next year, but so far there has not been any progress toward a contract, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.

Feinsand added that there are “several” teams that have been interested in Jones this offseason including the Red Sox.

Jones was perfect for the Yankees last season. He was brought in to be a right handed bat off the bench while playing solid defense. He did that and even brought a strong positive club house presence to the team.

He earned $2 million last season and because of his success and competition from other teams interested in signing him, Jones seems in line for a raise. I doubt anybody would offer him more than a one, maybe two, year deal.

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3 Responses to Rumor: Yankees and Jones have not made progress toward contract

  1. Susan says:

    Wow, how incredibly shocking! The Yankees dragging their feet and lollygagging once again. It's truly getting comical.

  2. alcan21 says:

    This is to be expected… if the yankees are in the Cespedes and end up signing Cespedes, they will not need Jones… as Cespecdes is a right handed batter. Same goes for some other teams that are in the Cespedes watch. Once Cespedes sings with a ballclub than Jones figures to be more attrative since right field right handed bats are thin across the mlb. I do not blame the Yankees for holding off. It is a smart move considering that the red sox will not make a move on jones since they are also in on Cespedes.

  3. Tanned Tom says:

    Let Jones leave, he can't hit righties anymore, makes him not so valuable as a player.