The usually accurate Raul Tavares sends me the following missive via e-mail (spelling and punctuation is all original):Or, perhaps, "que lastima" would be more appropriate. IF this report is true, then, well, things are much, much, muchmuchmuch worse than Snyder, myself or anyone could have possibly realized.
Hi rob, happy new year, just a few lines to let you know that andruw jones left his team for good, and is not coming back, the reason is that his wife is sick, but the real reason for me is that the team asked him to leave.
He was struggling here, only a .148 ave, slow in defense, the team was desperate and they did not release him just because furcal recomended him and did not want to upset rafael, jones replacement hit a 3 run hr and aguilas won just the second game of the semi finals.
See, because if it is, Druw isn't just horrible enough to get cut ... he's getting pity parties from a Dominican because Rafael Furcal gave him a good recommendation. It's not getting any prettier any sooner, folks.