Originally written on Pirates Prospects  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Starling Marte should debut with the Pirates at some point in 2012 In the past couple of weeks, the hot rumor in circulation is that the Atlanta Braves are going heavy after Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles.  The rumored deal involves Jair Juirrens and Martin Prado from the Braves for Jones of the Orioles.  The holdup in the deal discussions has been what level of pitching prospect the Braves would additionally provide.  There are some folks in the Braves’ fanbase and members of the national media that have wondered what all the fuss is about for Adam Jones, he of the lifetime .319 on-base percentage and sometimes questionable defensive ability. Adam Jones was once a hot property of the Seattle Mariners and actually debuted with them in 2006 in his 20-year old season.  In February 2008, Jones was the centerpiece of the deal that sent he and 4 additional players to the Orioles in exchange for Erik Bedard.  It was seen as quite the coup for the Orioles at the time.  Since 2008, Jon...
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