Saturday, April 24, 2010

WSC Birth Years: Andruw Jones

Card #54 - Andruw Jones

Born: April 23, 1977

White Sox management took quite a few gambles before the 2010 season started. One of the high risk/high reward moves involved signing Andruw Jones, hoping that he would return to his old form that he had with Atlanta. Jones has bounced around the last few years, spending time with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Texas Rangers after slightly over a decade with the Atlanta Braves.

The last three seasons have been subpar compared with Andruw's past performances. Jones joins old friend Ozzie Guillen on the White Sox. With any luck, Andruw's fortunes will turn around for the entire 2010 season.

So far in 2010, the White Sox have found a power threat and speed on the base paths from Jones. While celebrating his 33rd birthday, Andruw stole his third base of the year and smacked two homers for the Sox, including the game winner.

9 comments:

dayf said...

Good for Druw. I want to see him hit the 500th home run that Chipper will never hit because he's turned to peanut brittle all of a sudden.

Captain Canuck said...

love it!

great to see Druw hitting the way Druw hits.

great card.

White Sox Cards said...

Someone associated with Georgia referred to as a peanut product? Interesting analogy. :-)

I'm hoping Druw can be back to his old self for most of the season.

deal said...

I have a theory Andruw has a fudged birth certificate - thus his decline prior to 2010. You may need to make a 1973 variation.

White Sox Cards said...

If there's definite evidence of it, there will be a revision.

Sharpe said...

So what's the over/under on Andruws HR/AVG/SB this year?

I'm going to say 25 HR, .260, and 10 SB despite the quick start with his legs.

White Sox Cards said...

I'd go slightly over that, if I were a betting man.

I'd say 29 HR, .265, and 13 SB.

paulie3jobs said...

This is a much better card than those dumb Topps "When they were young".

Keep up the good work.

The Chop Keeper said...

Nice work on the '77 of 'Druw! I'm glad to see him back in shape and being a productive part of the ChiSox offense. Hope he can keep it up.

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