The Marlins have a crush on Jacque Jones

13 05 2008

The good news is that he might feel the same way.

Jacque Jones, once a 25 home run, 80 RBI man was “designated for assignment” by the Detroit Tigers after posting a .165 batting average and just 1 home run with 5 RBI in 24 games. The Tigers have until the end of the week to release him. If the Fish do pick him up, it could take care of our lead-off spot and put the “Flying Mexican” on the bench. Of course, Jacque would have to find his swing and not be a distraction in the young Marlins clubhouse. I don’t think it would hurt to pick him up, although I think Luis Gonzalez is much more deserving of a full-time position, in my opinion.

Source: Sun-Sentinel

“Jones, who can play all three outfield spots, would give the Marlins another veteran left-handed bat off the bench and a candidate to bat leadoff and start in center against right-handers. Getting the bulk of the work against righties, Alfredo Amezaga has struggled atop the order, going 5 for 29 (.172) with two runs through his first two at-bats Monday.”




6 responses

13 05 2008
Tony - The Football Card Blog

The Marlins would probably be better off sticking with Amezaga–Jones isn’t a leadoff hitter in the classic sense (or the non-classic sense), and I don’t remember him ever being that great in the OF.

13 05 2008


13 05 2008

I loved him when he came to the Cubs and hit in 06 and hated him when he didn’t hit in 07. When he gets ahold of one it goes a long way, but I think his career may be done.

Of course then I hear that the Cubs are looking at Jim Edmonds. Oi vay!

14 05 2008

well it wasn’t that he didn’t hit last year. he just didn’t hit home runs.

14 05 2008
The Infamous Tatiana


14 05 2008
Larry the sewingmachineguy

If the Marlins need a lead-off man that swings and misses a lot, Jones is their man.

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