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Andruw Jones Benefiting From Rangers’ Gamble

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Andruw Jones' career was not supposed to take this turn.

With the Atlanta Braves, Jones was a perennial All Star. During his 12-year stay with the team, he hit .263 with a .342 OBP and 368 home runs. In 2005, he finished second in the MVP voting, leading the league in home runs (51) and RBI (128).

While Jones was a formidable offensive weapon, he was better known as a star in the outfield. It seemed that Jones was a regular on SportsCenter with another incredible sliding or home-run robbing catch seemingly every night.

He was rewarded with 10 straight Gold Gloves from 1998-2007.

Even though his numbers dipped in 2007 (.222, .311 OBP, 26 HR), the Los Angeles Dodgers signed Jones to a lucrative...

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