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Dodgers Sizing Up Another Bust

The Sporting News called Andruw Jones, “the biggest bust of this offseason.” And guess jones.jpgwhat team picked him up? Okay, so the Blue Crew aren’t doing that bad (hovering around .500). But having signed Jones to a two year $36.2 million contract, only to see him hit .165 before undergoing knee surgery on Tuesday, you can’t help but think it’s a recurring bad dream.

According to the L.A Times,

With Andruw Jones joining Rafael Furcal, Nomar Garciaparra and Jason Schmidt on the disabled list, and with Esteban Loaiza having been designated for assignment, currently the Dodgers are paying $49.5 million in annual salaries to five players who can’t play

Add to that recent list of disappointments, Bill Mueller, Randy Wolf, and Kenny Lofton. And who could forget Kevin Brown who signed a 7 year, $105 million contract with the Dodgers back in ’99, becoming the first $100 million ballplayer. He was traded to the Yankees 4 year later (the sole consolation). Brown has been named as one of The Five Biggest Free Agent Busts of the Last Ten Years.

Oh, well. Get in line boys. If there’s any more overweight, overrated, ‘roid ravaged geezers out there looking to extend their career, play as little as possible, and pad their bank account — Go West, old men!

Until the NBA season ends, baseball bites, real bad. Go Lakers!

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  • Nicole May 31, 2008, 3:28 PM

    I got a kick out of the Mariners GM blasting the players HE signed for their abysmal efforts. The Mariners have been steadily going downhill since he took over. Go Seahawks!

  • Rebecca LuElla Miller May 31, 2008, 5:19 PM

    Baseball bites no matter what time of year. I stopped being a baseball fan after the last strike. And why should I root for one team? From year to year I don’t know the players, and with the Dodgers, I hardly know the manager.

    The Angels are closest to doing it right, so I follow them, with a glance at the National League. I don’t wish the Dodgers ill. I was a fan far too long. But if they think they can buy a team, a la the Yankees, well, I don’t want any part of it.

    The salaries are ridiculous. The performances enhanced. And the outcome … forgettable.


  • Rebecca LuElla Miller May 31, 2008, 5:20 PM

    And yes, Go Lakers. I’m pulling out my flag. Wish I had last November when I thought about it.


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