• Jacque Jones

    Posted by on June 21st, 2006 · Comments (9)

    The Daily News is reporting that the Yankees “have had recent internal discussions about the Cubs’ Jacque Jones.” (Hat tip to Bronx Banter.)

    Jones can do a decent job against right-handed pitching. And, anyone who has read Fantasyland can tell you that he’s stand-up person in the clubhouse.

    Then again, this time last year we also heard about a deal that was coming. This story could be just a ‘Tis the season thing.

    The strange part about the interest in Jones is that he’s under contract through 2008. You know Matsui will be back in the OF next year with Damon. Does the interest in Jones mean that Sheffield is not coming back? Does it mean that Melky does not get a shot at RF in 2007? If this trade does happen, it starts a whole slew of questions towards the future.

    Comments on Jacque Jones

    1. rbj
      June 21st, 2006 | 10:16 am

      Yanks are going to get Spongebob? Cool. I think they can get by with dealing Patrick for Spongebob.

    2. June 21st, 2006 | 10:18 am

      I’d offer you a third explanation. It means that we’re trading Melky for Jones.

    3. June 21st, 2006 | 10:28 am

      That would be tragic.

    4. Athos333
      June 21st, 2006 | 10:29 am

      please no… give the guy a little time to develop instead of bringing over another mediocre national leaguer

    5. baileywalk
      June 21st, 2006 | 11:09 am

      The article says that a Stein flunky told him about Jones and that Stein asked Cash to find out what it would take to get him. I don’t think anything will come of this.

    6. brockdc
      June 21st, 2006 | 12:52 pm

      If Yankee interest in Jones is genuine, this is further proof that Cashman did a sub-par job in re-tooling this offseason. Jones was available, as was Reggie Sanders and several others of his ilk. Now, instead of only giving up cash, it’s going to take a prospect to acquire one of these mediocrites.

    7. rbj
      June 21st, 2006 | 1:03 pm

      Jones is a starter, and at the beginning of the season the Yankees had Matsui, Damon, and sheffield. Two of them are out due to injuries.

    8. Raf
      June 21st, 2006 | 1:56 pm

      Personally, I’d pass on Jones; he isn’t all that good…

    9. Ghostwheel
      June 21st, 2006 | 7:57 pm

      Do you really think there is any chance of the Yankees picking up Shefs option???

      brockdc – You can’t blame Cash for passing on Jones when he had a full outfield, with Bubba and bernie as backups/part timers.

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