AP Wire | 12/05/2003 | Braves discuss trade for Twins’ Jones

After just being reported in the Minneapolis paper two days ago, the Jacque Jones rumor is making it to the mainstream with an AP story. He’s still not really a right fielder even if he played there down the stretch. I may have mentioned Brian Jordan as a comp before, but Michael Tucker might be a better one; Jones hits lefty, has medium range power, can’t hit lefthanded pitching, runs well but doesn’t have a right field arm, and would be a better fit in center than a corner.

The article also mentions that the Braves might be ready to sign Millwood, but Scott Boras is being megalomaniacal as usual and wants a five to seven year deal. He’ll get three, and like it. He’s turned down three years and $30 million from the Phillies, but I expect that’s about what he’ll get from whomever he signs with.