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Andruw Jones

I was really surprised at the price the Yankees paid for Andruw Jones. It made me think the Twins should have been bidding. I have some stats, per fangraphs, below.

Jones (RH)

Career lines .256/.338/.488, I focus on .338 OBP, .231 ISO, wOBA of .353

2010 lines .230/.341/.486, focusing on .341 OBP, .255 ISO, wOBA of .364.

Bill James projects 2011 wOBA at .339, which is in line with 2009, higher than '07-'08, and lower than the rest of his career, basically, so a reasonable guess to me.

UZR/150: 2.2 in 2010 was the worst of his career. 18.7 for his career, though you would expect that to be declining quickly. He can play any position in the OF.

Kubel (LH)

Career lines .271/.335/.463, I focus on .335 OBP, .192 ISO, wOBA of .343

2010 lines .249/.323/.427, focusing on .323 OBP, .178 ISO, wOBA of .326.

Bill James projects 2011 wOBA at .364, which seems optimistic to me (though that depends on what % of his PAs come against LHP).

UZR/150: Around -18. Awful!!!!

To me, Jones looks like the preferable hitter. More importantly, he would be a great platoon for Thome/Kubel, and a good bench bat to have. He would also improve our OF defense, and be a backup CF if Span goes down. At $2-3 million, I think it would have been a great deal.

Lastly, if Morneau was injured again, Then Cuddyer goes to 1B, Jones to the OF, and our lineup looks a lot better, in my opinion.

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