I just don't understand the hatred. Hatred isn't too strong of a word either. He's a decent complementary player. He's not a star and he's paid comparable to his production. He should be batting 6th but sometimes with injuries, the lineup gets juggled. Let me post some reality from 2006:
RISP w/ 2 outs: .277
Men on base: .314
Bases loaded: .385
Tie game: .297
Within 1 run: .307
Those were Jones' numbers in 2006. Pretty solid to me. Incidently, last season he hit best in the 6th spot with a .343 average.
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