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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:30 pm

Cubs signed outfielder Jacque Jones, who had been with the Twins, to a three-year, $16 million contract.
Jones should be an upgrade over Jeromy Burnitz, though not as much of one as the Cubs would like. He's only had an 800 OPS once in his career, but that's because the Twins never used him strictly against right-handers, as they should have. In addition to his reasonable offense, he'll play very good defense in right field. All in all, he's worth $5 million per year. It's just up to the Cubs to use him properly. That means sitting him against left-handers and keeping him in the bottom half of the batting order. Dec. 20 - 8:22 pm et
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Re: Cubs Sign Jacque Jones

Postby Jbyrdo » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:33 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Cubs signed outfielder Jacque Jones, who had been with the Twins, to a three-year, $16 million contract.
Jones should be an upgrade over Jeromy Burnitz, though not as much of one as the Cubs would like. He's only had an 800 OPS once in his career, but that's because the Twins never used him strictly against right-handers, as they should have. In addition to his reasonable offense, he'll play very good defense in right field. All in all, he's worth $5 million per year. It's just up to the Cubs to use him properly. That means sitting him against left-handers and keeping him in the bottom half of the batting order. Dec. 20 - 8:22 pm et


Is Burnitz a free agent this year.[/b]
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Postby converge241 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:50 pm

believe burnitz is a FA
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:51 pm

Better them than us.
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Postby WickedSmaat » Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:28 pm

Good luck Cubs fans ;-D
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Postby statsman88 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:03 pm

Well, he can't be worse than putting Patterson in Right :-D

Jones isn't terrible, he does have good power, but he doesn't fit the cubs void: SOMEONE WHO GETS ON BASE!!!

He will play good D and steal some bases, hit .265, 20 hr, and steal 15-20 bases, so he won't be bad in the 5,6, or 7 spot of the lineup, but they still need another guy who would get on base in front of the big boys.
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Postby RynMan » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:03 pm

The Cubs didn't really have many other options.
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Postby warrick95 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:04 pm

What's the improvement from Corey Patterson (who's younger) again?
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Postby statsman88 » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:07 pm

warrick95 wrote:What's the improvement from Corey Patterson (who's younger) again?


He'll play slightly better D, hit for a little better average, and will be a much better team player, as Patterson continues be a "my way or the highway" kind of guy who is terrible but doesn't care.
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Postby brandnew » Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:27 pm

:-? Isn't this the kind of player the Cubs didn't want? Another free-swinger in that lineup?
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