Originally posted on Bloguin Best  |  Last updated 5/25/12
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 Jones has had a great six weeks to kick off his season, tallying 2.8 fWAR, a .958 OPS, and 14 homers, his career has been largely a disappointment. That 2.8 fWAR is already the second highest total of his career, which was 2.9 last season. He has a career walk rate under 5%, and has largely middling defensive numbers in center field. Compare this extension to that signed by Andrew McCutchen in March, who signed for six years and $51.5 million along with an option year. McCutchen's average salary is just a hair over $8.5 million, and he is by far the superior player, at a little over a year younger than Jones. In 200 games fewer t...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Bill Belichick: Patriots always looking to improve win or lose

NFL: Refs did not blow calls on Ravens' blocked FG return

Roethlisberger: I’ll play through any injury but a brain injury

LeBron James feels ‘kind of sad’ about Kobe Bryant retiring

Singer Marc Anthony creates agency, signs Aroldis Chapman

Jimbo Fisher: I’m not leaving Florida State


76ers raise ticket prices for Kobe's final appearance

Ricky Jean Francois says Redskins can ‘win it all’

Jerry Jones: Manziel could have been Romo’s successor

Broncos DB on Brock Osweiler: ‘None of this is a surprise to us’

Jarius Wright: ‘Everybody’s embracing their role’ on Vikings

Rob Gronkowski seems to agree he's been targeted on P.I. calls

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Durant blasts media on behalf of Kobe

Josh McCown laments how he got job back from Manziel

Paul George: Kobe Bryant was my Michael Jordan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker