Currently generating a new wish list, since all my wishes were granted over the Holidays.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Mr. Jones and Me

The Cubs look to have completed their lineup for the 2006 season with the signing of Jacque Jones.

There has been a lot of criticism of this signing, but Jim Hendry signed him to a very reasonable deal, 3 years 16 million, which is a bargain considering the inflated free agent market.

Jacque Jones is an above average hitter, especially if he returns to his pre-2004 production numbers. Hopefully he can have the type of turnaround that Jermaine Dye had for the White Sox last year.

There are two things that this signing does do, first it solidifies the defense in the outfield, Juan Pierre should be able to cover a lot of ground in the less spacious outfield of Wrigley and Mr. Jones will be able to cover the rest, easing the pressure on Matt Murton.

The Second and final thing this signing does is that it will allow those who attend the games to hear some "Mr. Jones and Me", it gives me shivers just to think of that.

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