Adam Jones Talks Extension

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has appeared in more than his share of trade rumors this offseason, but there’s a chance he’ll stay in Baltimore long-term. Jones told WBAL 1090 in Baltimore this week that he’s not ruling out an extension should the Orioles pursue one with him.

“That has not been presented,” he said. “It’s kind of like looking into the future, which is a hard thing to do.”

Jones projects to earn $5.8MM or so in 2012 as a second time arbitration eligible player. MLBTR's Tim Dierkes suggested in August that a four-year extension in the $40MM range could work for the Orioles and the CAA client. Jones, 26, is on track to hit free agency after the 2013 season. He posted a .280/.319/.466 line with 25 homers last year.

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  1. He won’t sign an extension. He can get more on the open market on a better team when he’s a free agent (Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays, Braves, Dodgers, Cubs, Brewers, Cardinals, Reds, Rangers, Angels, Phillies, Marlins, and White Sox) They will all probably be better in 2013. And they all have some money to work with.

    • Jeff 3 years ago

      As overvalued as he is by the Orioles he’ll re-sign with them.

      • He’s not overvalued. He’s a solid .280 hitter with 20 home runs, 75 RBIs on a terrible offensive team, with gold glove defense. He will get 12-15m on the open market.

        • AngryFatMan 3 years ago

          Sorry.  He’s overvalued.  A 20 HR hitter 75 RBI guy in that bandbox is going to do pitifully in a real park.

          Take his 2011 for example. In all the same # of games: Respectable 19Hr 55 RBI .873OPS at home. A tell-tale 6HR, 28RBI .694 OPS on the road.

          The production #s aren’t as drastic in 2010, but the OPS is still .827 vs .707. People don’t pay 12 mill for a .700 OPS guy.

        • bravesdude 3 years ago

          If someone is willing to pay that much for a player with OBP and BB totals that low , then more power to them . He had 1 good year as a defensive CF in 2008 , but had a -1.7 dWAR last year . You should never pay a player based on the assumption of ‘upside’ . The fact is , he is an average CFer at best defensively who will hit .270-.275 with a little power . He would be better as a Lfer . If the price for him is that high , don’t expect the Braves to even offer .

      • bravesdude 3 years ago

        Yep . You hit the nail right on the head .

  2. Bleed_Orange 3 years ago

    Jones is a mid season trade candidate.  The value isnt there right now so let im play half the year and hopfully build his value back up.  When teams have their backs against the wall at the deadline they are more likely to do something stupid

    • bravesdude 3 years ago

      You’re probably right . There will be teams willing to make ‘desperate’ moves . Hopefully we aren’t one of them .

  3. Bleed_Orange 3 years ago

    He will be traded mid season.  When a contending teams back is against the wall they are willing to give up alot more.

    • AngryFatMan 3 years ago

      Can’t see it.  He’s not much of a hitter outside of Baltimore.  His OPS over the last two years on the road is under .700 and he can’t hit lefties anywhere.

      • bravesdude 3 years ago

        I would say that Baltimore has definitely been kind to him .

  4. JacksTigers 3 years ago

    I hear ya loud and clear.

  5. Infield Fly 3 years ago

    Ever a “null” moment around here.

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