Adam Jones Wants Long-Term Stay With Orioles

Adam Jones would like to play for the Orioles for as long as they want him, according to Peter Schmuck and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. Following his 2010 contract renewal, Jones expressed optimism about his future in Baltimore:

"If they want me to be here for a long time, I would love to be here for a long time…. They've expressed the same interest. You just let Andy [MacPhail] and Baltimore and my agents do their work."

Jones hit .277/.335/.457 in 519 plate appearances for the O's in 2009, his second full season as a starter. If the two sides were to discuss an extension for the outfielder, Franklin Gutierrez's four-year, $20.5MM contract with Seattle might be a suitable comparison. Jones has displayed a little more offensive pop than Gutierrez, but not the same superb level of defense.

With two years and 139 days of service time, Jones barely missed out on achieving Super Two status this season, losing a tiebreaker to Mike Fontenot. Like certain other players with less than three years of service time, Jones had his contract renewed by his club. A renewal, as opposed to a signing, can sometimes be a quiet way for a pre-arbitration player to protest the salary the club assigns him. Schmuck and Zrebiec discuss the renewal process in their article, and in a second piece by Schmuck, noting that Jones will make $465K in 2010.

13 Responses to Adam Jones Wants Long-Term Stay With Orioles Leave a Reply

  1. markjsunz 5 years ago

    Pretty good trade for Baltimore, they gave up an overrated sore armed pitcher and the mariners got stuck with his contract.

    • TVReviewsion 5 years ago

      Yep, one of the worst in M’s history. But I guess now the M’s still have Bedard, and if they hadn’t made this trade they wouldn’t have acquired Guti. Look at it as you will, I still think it was a bad trade, but I think it turned out better over time.

      • markjsunz 5 years ago

        The old baseball adage” never judge a trade until at least 5 years have past”

        • Guest 5 years ago

          I disagree. You can’t wait 5 years on that (Erik Bedard for Chris Tillman, Adam Jones, George Sherill (Josh Bell), and Kameron Mackilio) trade…I can’t see anybody taking the Mariners side on this one ever.

        • basemonkey 5 years ago

          Even assuming all of those players Baltimore got washes out starting tomorrow, they already got an All-Star season out of Sherrill and Jones, and, will at minimum still get cheap service time for up to 6 or so years in Tillman, Jones, Micholio, and Bell (via Sherrill). The Os just gave up a single player. The only way this tips in Seattle’s direction is if Bedard puts his health problems behind him and pitches enough years of above-average ball to offset that kind of roster leverage, but that’s not terribly realistic. Is it?

  2. switchhitingjesus 5 years ago

    lock this man up.

  3. Guest 5 years ago

    Adam Jones and Matt Weiters need to be locked up.

    • Ferrariman 5 years ago

      Isn’t weiter’s agent the devil?

      Good luck locking him up

      • Ricky Bones 5 years ago

        Let’s wait & see if Weiters can actually play first.

  4. ReverendBlack 5 years ago

    Why would you want to play in Baltimore?

    Seems to me a loooot of young talent have been getting the word from their agents that the market’s in a tailspin and that the time to sign is now.

  5. Every time I read something about Adam Jones, I just get more pissed off at Bill Bavasi. At least having Franklin Gutierrez takes away some of the pain.

  6. Yankees420 5 years ago

    The O’s have a very nice OF and young talent on its way shortly, hopefully they can beat out the Red Sox for the wildcard within the next couple of years. 😉

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