Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jacque Jones and Jim Edmonds: One, Both or Neither?

Every Marlins fan knows the Fish have had a hard time finding a fixture in center field. The Alfredo Amezaga/Cody Ross platoon has been adequate, but Amezaga has tailed off as of late (Ross is finally heating up though).

It just so happens that two center fielders are joining the market: Jacque Jones and Jim Edmonds. Both are past their prime (especially Edmonds), but might have something left in the tank in a new opportunity. Here's the rundown:

Jacque Jones: The Tigers have until Friday to either trade or release him. He's been slumping, but he does fit the role of CF and leadoff man. One thing that might be encouraging? The Sun-Sentinel reports that he wants to be a Marlin! So does Miguel Cabrera, by the way, so maybe South Florida is a lot more fun than Detroit.

Jim Edmonds: JSponge is a staunch advocate for Edmonds joining the Marlins. Between the two players, there's no question that Edmonds was the better at the peak of his career. Is there anything left though? Rumors are swirling that the Cubs want him, but don't count out the Marlins to surreptitiously slip into the mix.

Should the Marlins go for Jones, Edmonds, both, or neither? One place to find out might be the famous Florida architectural firm, Jones Edmunds, where I happen to know a number of excellent employees.

4 comments:

E.J. said...
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E.J. said...

I think Jacque Jones' decline this season is anomalous. He's only 33, and still has a lot left in the tank. Edmonds is five years Jones' senior, and without question in the decline of his career.

JSponge said...

Edmonds may have more life left in him than his stats so far this year indicate. Apparently the Cubs feel that way...

Jay Warman said...

If the Cubs feel that way then it probably isn't going to happen ...