Five years ago, this would have been front-page material. A fantastic signing, perhaps the best the Yankees could have made in the past decade. And now ... it may very well be their best move of the 2010-11 off-season, all things considered.
While Andruw Jones' fall from grace has been well chronicled, I cannot help but feel that this is a fine signing. Jones has mashed lefties throughout his career (.261/.361/.501 for his career and 256/.373/.558 in 2010) and his glove still plays quite well in the corners - and I'm guessing that he could play a bit of center without embarrassing himself terribly. As much as I appreciate the tremendous play of Marcus Thames last season, it would be disingenuous to suggest that this isn't an upgrade.