This evening during the game, MASN’s Roch Kubatko reported the news that many fans were awaiting — Adam Jones’ contract extension is now official. It was only a matter of time before a deal was done, and the day came.
Jones and the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a six-year, $85.5 million contract extension according to the Baltimore Sun. As reported by the local media, the deal for Jones is the largest in franchise history. He will not be a free agent until 2018, and the deal buys out his final year of arbitration, plus the first five of his free agent years. Also, the Orioles.com Brittany Ghiroli reports that, “the contract includes a no-trade provision, and escalators can bring the value of the extension to $91.5 million.”
There will be a press conference on Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Sunday will indeed be a big day for Jones, his family and the organization.
James and I have poured out our thoughts on this deal before it happened; however, it’s a very good day for all of us long-suffering Oriole fans.
The deal is a risk (for sure), but obviously if Jones can produce at a high level, the franchise will be rewarded for making this commitment.