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The Baltimore Orioles and Adam Jones are on the verge of agreeing to a contract extension according to sources close to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports.
Jones is hitting .311/.357/.601 with 14 HR's, 29 RBI's and a 161 OPS+ in 183 AB's for the Orioles this season. He ranks third in the Majors in WAR behind Josh Hamilton and David Wright with 2.8. His UZR for this season is 4.6, second best in the Majors for a center fielder. He ranks four in wOBA (.408) and ISO (.290) among the center fielders in the Majors and third in SLG with (.601).
With this numbers, we could all agree that Jones could manage a deal that breaks the $100 million barrier, but I don't know if the Orioles would commit so much money to one player. The highest paid Oriole is Nick Markakis with a $12.35 million salary for 2012 (He signed a six-year deal for $66.1 million back in 2009) and behind him is Brian Roberts with a $10 million salary (he signed a four-year, $40 million deal back in 2010). So we would have to wait and see what the Orioles offer to him. The 26-year old center fielder is making $6.15 million this season and has one more year of arbitration eligibility.
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The Baltimore Orioles and the agent for center fielder Adam Jones are discussing an extension for the one-time All-Star, whose contract expires after this season.
Jones confirmed Friday that his representative, Nez Balelo, was in Baltimore. Jones also said he's taken a physical, a prerequisite to a contract extension.
But he could not confirm an agreement.
The Orioles, building on their early-season momentum have signed center fielder Adam Jones to a club-record contract extension.
Jones signed a six-year, $85.5 million contract with the Orioles on Sunday, ensuring that the 26-year-old center fielder will stay with the team through 2018.
The deal is well north of the two largest deals in team history -- Miguel Tejada's six-year...
The Orioles, building on their early season momentum, are close to signing center fielder Adam Jones to a club-record contract extension, major-league sources say.
The deal, according to one source, will be "well north" of the two largest deals in team history - Miguel Tejada's six-year, $72 million free-agent deal and Nick Markakis' six-year, $66.1 million extension...
Orioles fans have been clamoring for it all season, and the team seems to have finally locked up Adam Jones with a contract extension. I was a little worried that they would feel they "had" to keep Jones, and end up giving him a Matt Kemp type deal (8 years, $160 M), but was looking at 6 years, $80-90 M myself. Actual contract; 6 years, $85 M. Nicely done, Orioles...
Adam Jones is about to cash in on his rise. The Orioles outfielder is reportedly on the verge of signing the most lucrative contract in team history. It's reportedly slated to be for six years and between $80 to $90 million, eclipsing Miguel Tejada's six-year, $72 million deal from 2003 for the club record. In the process, it will also surpass Nick Markakis' record extension...
Baltimore Centerfielder & standout Adam Jones has signed a 6 year extension with the Orioles. The deal is the largest in franchise history & makes Jones the 2nd highest paid CF in baseball (Matt Kemp).
The Orioles, building on their early season momentum, are close to
signing center fielder Adam Jones to a club-record contract
extension, major-league sources say.
The Baltimore Orioles on Saturday ended up losing to the Kansas City Royals in a close contest, 4-3, at Camden Yards.
It was a hard fought game by the Birds; however, in the final third of the contest, the bullpen could not hold a 3-2 lead, mistakes, plus an inability to get runners on base and advance them in the final frame cost the Orioles a chance to win their 30th game of the...
The Baltimore Orioles reportedly are near a team-record deal with center fielder Adam Jones. The Orioles will sign Jones to a deal much higher than those given to Miguel Tejada and Nick Markakis, a source close to the team told Fox Sports. Tejada, who has signed resigned with the team, signed a six-year, $72 million contract in 2004 and Markakis signed a six-year, $66.1 million...
The 2012 Orioles continue to be one of the more interesting teams in baseball right now. Despite the series loss to Boston this week the Orioles are opening up a weekend series against the Kansas City Royals with even more intrigue.
First, Brian Roberts. The man that I was sure was completely done at the beginning of the year has made two rehab starts in Bowie so far. How he has...
The extension that Brian wrote about this morning between the Baltmore Orioles and Adam Jones is apparently just about done. CBS's Jon Heyman is reporting that the deal will be for six years and a whopping $85.5 million.
My initial thought about the deal is "wow, that's a lot of money". An average of $14.25 million a year for Adam Jones? That's crazy. While...