Detroit Tigers: An ode to Jacoby Jones

DETROIT, MI - JULY 03: JaCoby Jones #21 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 3, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - JULY 03: JaCoby Jones #21 of the Detroit Tigers looks on during the Detroit Tigers Summer Workouts at Comerica Park on July 3, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images) /
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The Ugly of JaCoby Jones in a Detroit Tigers uniform

Let’s be honest, there has been a lot of ugly with regarding the Detroit Tigers as of late. Jacoby Jones has been subject to his fair share over his six-year tenure with the team. His most recent stretch of play embodied “The Ugly”. Through 36 games with the club this season, Jones slashed a paltry .170/.210/.250 and had already racked up a -0.6 WAR. He had 42 strikeouts to just 5 walks. Despite all of this, Jones still flashed his talents at times. One game that stood out was May 4th against the Boston Red Sox, where Jones hit a three-run shot and made a dazzling catch in Center Field.

Throughout his time in a Tigers uniform, Jacoby Jones’ Achilles heel was injuries. In his six seasons, Jones had six stints on the Injured List, including two trips to the 60-Day IL. The most devastating trip was during the 2020 season when the Tigers were in the midst of a six-game winning streak. Jones was the spark plug of the team and they sank to the bottom of the league in his absence.

Despite all of the struggles, Tigers fans must thank Jacoby Jones for his service with the team and his resiliency for sticking with one of the worst teams in baseball over the past six years.

Enjoy this inside the park home run from Jones as his exit gift to the fans.

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