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Report: Orioles willing to listen to offers for Adam Jones

Dec 6, 2011, 4:24 PM EDT

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Steve Melewski of was told by a major-league source that the Orioles are willing to listen to offers for center fielder Adam Jones.

Jones, 26, earned $3.25 million this season while batting .280/.319/.466 with 25 home runs, 83 RBI, 12 stolen bases and a .785 OPS. His salary could approach $6 million in his second year of arbitration.

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette told Melewski over the weekend that “I think that we should build around players like Adam Jones,” but he may have to soon ask himself whether they are better off dealing him before he gets expensive. Jones’ plate discipline has actually regressed over the last two seasons and advanced metrics say that he rates below-average defensively in center field.

Jon Paul Morosi of just mentioned that the O’s are telling teams that Jones is off-limits, but for a team that’s not anywhere close to contention, they should absolutely see what’s out there.

  1. mrfloydpink - Dec 6, 2011 at 4:37 PM

    Hm. Which of these two guys do I actually trust…

  2. lewp - Dec 6, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    Geeeze, I didn’t know PacMan played baseball too!

  3. cup0pizza - Dec 6, 2011 at 4:49 PM

    Seems dumb to trade him. Dude’s good. lulz at the Mariners for dealing him for Bedard.

  4. ndrocks2 - Dec 6, 2011 at 4:51 PM

    dudes 26, hit 25 HR’s, batted 280 and over 80 RBI’s and the O’s want to trade him before he gets to expensive??? O’s and baseball in general is crazy if this is the mindset. How will they ever compete with Sox, Rays and Yanks???

  5. tomtravis76 - Dec 6, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    You don’t get rid of Adam, he is a major piece that you build around. Now, if they can get someone to take Markakis, go for it.

  6. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Dec 6, 2011 at 5:41 PM

    Crazy thought; Jones for Hanley and $10 million or so?

    • kelsocarpenter - Dec 7, 2011 at 8:08 AM

      Crazy indeed. Jones is good, but he’s not that good.

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