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Stark's Most Recent Column

Few interesting tidbits Jayson Stark's latest column at ESPN:

• Jones-ing it: It will be fascinating to see whether Andruw Jones winds up spending his spring with the Braves. A friend of Bobby Cox told Rumblings the manager is lobbying harder for Jones than the rest of the baseball operation. Jones has several other teams with cautious interest (including the Rangers and Phillies), but none appears to be offering what he's really looking for -- playing time, to rebuild his market value.

• Swish-hitting: In the meantime, the Braves seem to have emerged as the club most interested in Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher. But there are indications the teams got hung up when the Braves asked the Yankees to eat some of the $22.05 million Swisher has coming over the next three years -- and got turned down flat.

The Yankees would love to unload one of their outfielders and would love it even more to send him to a club with a deep farm system.  I'm not sure what Swisher is supposed to make this year, but I would be quite pleased to see him manning left field come April. 

I don't see, however, how Atlanta can sign Glavine, Ohman, and take on the contract of a good left fielder.  I expect we will just have to do without one of those positions.

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