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Postby RocketsDWM » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:29 am

From MLBtraderumors.com:

UPDATE: I just spoke with Simers, who tells me that the Dodgers "would do the deal with Scott Boras." Jones' 2009 salary "would be reduced to make him attractive" to possible suitors in a trade. And the agreement would essentially free up money on the Dodgers' side that would head directly towards Ramirez, another Boras client. But it's still unclear why Jones would want to take the paycut. Is Boras going to pay the man out of his own pocket? This kind of dealing is unheard of in the sports world, but you can never doubt the almighty Scott Boras.



I'm sure the union will have something to say about this. Who would want this guy even if his contract was restructured?
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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jan 02, 2009 12:40 am

RocketsDWM wrote:From MLBtraderumors.com:

UPDATE: I just spoke with Simers, who tells me that the Dodgers "would do the deal with Scott Boras." Jones' 2009 salary "would be reduced to make him attractive" to possible suitors in a trade. And the agreement would essentially free up money on the Dodgers' side that would head directly towards Ramirez, another Boras client. But it's still unclear why Jones would want to take the paycut. Is Boras going to pay the man out of his own pocket? This kind of dealing is unheard of in the sports world, but you can never doubt the almighty Scott Boras.



I'm sure the union will have something to say about this. Who would want this guy even if his contract was restructured?


A non-contender gambling for a cheap draft pick/picks?
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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby GiantsFan14 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:53 am

AussieDodger wrote:A non-contender gambling for a cheap draft pick/picks?


sounds like something right up the A's alley. ;-D
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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:35 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:A non-contender gambling for a cheap draft pick/picks?


sounds like something right up the A's alley. ;-D


Boom boom, cymbal crash.

:-D


Over at athleticsnation they were talking about Crosby and $20 mil for Andruw, Hu and James McDonald.
No GM is that stupid surely. 8-o
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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby wkelly91 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:30 am

If he lost about forty pounds and had a mechanical device installed so he could not swing towards left field...I'd give him a shot. Otherwise :-t
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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby StarsNPinstripes » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:38 pm

It's been agreed to according to Jon Heyman
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Andruw Jones have agreed to rework his contract to save the team $12 million off its 2009 payroll, SI.com has learned. The deal likely will lead to Jones playing elsewhere next year.



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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:59 pm

huh? it's just deferring the money, not giving it up right?
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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby pokerplaya » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:16 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:huh? it's just deferring the money, not giving it up right?


I can't see how it would be anything other than that...
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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby RocketsDWM » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:20 pm

With Jones agreeing to defer more than half his $20 million salary to aid the team, it stands to reason that the team will agree to part ways with him at some point. Jones expressed a desire to the Dodgers that he'd like to play elsewhere in 2009.


So, where does he fit? Is he still an everyday starter or more of a 4th OF?
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Re: Andruw Jones Contract

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:21 pm

AussieDodger wrote:
GiantsFan14 wrote:
AussieDodger wrote:A non-contender gambling for a cheap draft pick/picks?


sounds like something right up the A's alley. ;-D


Boom boom, cymbal crash.

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