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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A marriage of convenience?

Did any of you catch this? (I found it through Buster Olney's ESPN blog.) Apparently, the Tigers weren't Todd Jones's first choice, either.

From Sunday's Atlanta Journal-Constitution (scroll to the bottom):

Braves officials weren't amused by the comments of veteran reliever Todd Jones after he signed a two-year, $11 million contract with Detroit on Wednesday. The Marietta native, who writes a column for The Birmingham News, told the paper he wanted to close for Atlanta, but the Braves offered only a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

"I did everything in my power to be available [to the Braves]," said Jones, 37, who had an improbable resurgence last season with Florida, recording 40 saves and a career-best 2.10 ERA. "I wanted to come home for a severe discount and they didn't even want to hear it."

It's okay, Todd. We're still happy to have you back in Detroit.

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