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Marlins could have interest in Jones

Veteran outfielder was released by Tigers on Monday

By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com

 

Jacque Jones batted .165 with one home run and five RBIs in 24 games with the Tigers. (Duane Burleson/AP)

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MIAMI -- Cut loose by the Tigers on Monday, veteran outfielder Jacque Jones has attracted some interest from around the league.

A source confirmed on Tuesday that the Marlins have inquired about the 33-year-old.

 

Jones was designated for assignment on Monday. If the Marlins move in quickly on the outfielder, a deal could be worked out in the next day or two.

 

The Padres, according to a second source, also have inquired about Jones.

 

The Marlins have told the South Florida media that they have no comment regarding Jones.

 

Jones broke in with the Twins in 1999, and he was in Minnesota through 2005. The left-handed-hitting outfielder was with the Cubs in 2006-07, and the Marlins a couple of years ago explored a deal with Chicago.

 

Jones got off to a slow start with the Tigers, appearing in 24 games while batting .165 (13-for-79) with one home run, one triple, two doubles and five RBIs.

 

The Marlins have an outfield concern, as Josh Willingham is on the disabled list with a strained lower back. Willingham went on the disabled list with on May 2, retroactive to April 28. The earliest he is eligible to be activated is May 13 when the club is in Cincinnati.

 

It still is unclear if Willingham, the team's cleanup hitter, will be ready by then.

 

If the Marlins add Jones, the veteran would factor into a few roles. He can play all three outfield spots, and he is a candidate to lead off.

 

A few days ago, the Marlins dropped Hanley Ramirez from leadoff to third in the lineup. For now, Alfredo Amezaga and Cody Ross are platooning in center field. Both are leadoff options.

 

http://florida.marlins.mlb.com/news/articl...sp&c_id=fla

 

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Absolutely, NO

 

Jones just has one merit as he was the lefthanded outfielder.

That's it.

 

We already had the couple of outfielder, both lefty and righty, veteran and rookie.

 

and, most important things that I said no is Jones was always struggling facing the lefthanded pitchers.

 

WE DONT NEED A K-MACHINE "Half" OUTFIELDER.

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Absolutely, NO

 

Jones just has one merit as he was the lefthanded outfielder.

That's it.

 

We already had the couple of outfielder, both lefty and righty, veteran and rookie.

 

and, most important things that I said no is Jones was always struggling facing the lefthanded pitchers.

 

WE DONT NEED A K-MACHINE "Half" OUTFIELDER.

 

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I will fully admit that I am a bandwagon fan when it comes to Cody Ross. I tend to feel that he should not be on our roster, but then he does something great and I root for him. That said, I tend to believe that he is a better option than Cody. He's a faster base runner, has more range in the OF, and has experience on his side. I don't know. I guess they are pretty even when it all comes down to it. I just like seeing another name come to town I guess. And I fully agree that he should bat 7-8 in the lineup.

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I'd rather go after Kenny Lofton, but I'm sure he's asking a lot of money as a free agent. Does any one have that information at hand? As far as getting Jones, where the heck are we gonna put him? Amezaga is doing fine so far out there, and Cody can't play any worse so we have to imagine that he's gonna improve somewhat. I think I would give Carroll a chance at this point.

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1. The guy sucks against LH pitching.

2. Amezaga covers more than him, and so does Cody Ross. Jacque Jones is a corner outfielder (we already have Hermida, Willingham, Gonzo, and Ross).

3. Ross actually has an average arm. Jacque Jones arm, in the OF, might be worse than Luis Gonzalez.

 

What's the point?

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What's the point?

The point is, he is our best option until Maybin is ready.Look at his stats from 2000 through 2006, he was good until he had an Andruw Jones type slump last season.He and Amezaga are about even with Jones having more power.

 

 

...HE HAS NO ARM.

...and he's not really a CF'er.

 

Our best option till Maybin is ready...is on the DL. Alejandro De Aza.

...for now, Amezaga is doing just fine. Expect Cody Ross to get hot, as well...he's better than a .150 hitter. Remember...the guy had a great year last year, with the bat (Ross).

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A little more form Barry Jackson:

 

? With Cameron Maybin (.262) slumping at Double A and Alejandro De Aza only now being cleared to run after an ankle injury, Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday afternoon he will stick with struggling Alfredo Amezaga and Cody Ross in center field. The Marlins last year pursued Jacque Jones, who was designated for assignment by Detroit on Monday. The Marlins are again talking about pursuing Jones (.285 for Cubs last year), but some internally believe that Jones is more of a left fielder than a center fielder at this stage of his career.

 

http://www.miamiherald.com/1262/story/523555.html

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Why not just start Brett Carroll? He can play any outfield position and he could be a leadoff candidate as well.

I'm not convinced that Carroll is better offensively than Amezaga or a (productive) Ross are.

 

I'm still willing to bet that if given time (within reason) Ross will begin to hit lefties well enough to make him a platoon mate for Amezaga.

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Why not just start Brett Carroll? He can play any outfield position and he could be a leadoff candidate as well.

How so? I mean people whine about Cody who last year hit over 300, OBPd over 400, and SLGed over 600, and you want a guy who hasn't shown he can hit ML pitching for even a 200 avg?

 

And a no on Jones. He's not an upgrade to CF and there's not much else we would have for him to do.

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