That knee-jerk assumption everyone had — including me — that Andruw Jones would sign a minor league deal with the Braves turns out to have been a faulty one:
The Braves have had a couple of weeks to discuss Andruw Jones, and in the process, it doesn’t appear that they’ve become any more interested in bringing the veteran outfielder back to their organization.
In fact, it appears the Braves and Jones have become more disinterested in each other . . .
. . . But that assumption wasn’t shared by Atlanta, which immediately indicated that it likely wouldn’t offer the former All-Star outfielder anything more than a Minor League contract.
Agent Scott Boras has said Jones has no interest in entertaining a Minor League deal, and the 31-year-old outfielder seemingly verified this earlier this week, when he became defensive when a former Braves teammate simply suggested that this was an option that would allow him the opportunity to resuscitate his career in the familiar surroundings of Atlanta.
Well if that’s truly the case — and when Boras is involved, you really never know — we’ve probably seen the last of Andruw Jones, because no sane team is going to guarantee him anything. Well, at least no team should guarantee him anything. If your team does, feel free to immediately abandon them, because they’re a lost cause.
And yes, I include myself in that sentiment as well. If the Braves give Jones a guaranteed deal, I’m out.