I’d take it with a grain of salt, but Braves center fielder Andruw Jones had this to say yesterday regarding his future:
"If they want me here, I’ll be here. It just depends on what the Braves want to do. We’ll have to see what happens. Hopefully, they’ll come up with something. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won’t."
I don’t know about you, but that’s not entirely convincing. I do believe that Jones will wait to see what Atlanta offers before testing the free agent waters. Jones made $13.5MM this year and was awful. Both parties might be amenable to a one-year, $14-15MM deal. Scott Boras typically encourages his clients to declare free agency, though, and if Andruw does that he’ll probably find a better offer elsewhere.