During the offseason, one the biggest names on the Orioles – Adam Jones – was a target of trade rumors, specifically talks with the Atlanta Braves for pitcher Jair Jurrjens and infielder Martin Prado.
Baltimore didn’t wind up trading Jones, as we all know; however, will he stay with Orioles throughout his career or move to greener pastures and go to a winner?
Jones’ profile has risen in the game, and he has steadily improved over the past few years. One would think that considering the Orioles are mired in a 14-year losing skid, perhaps trading away Jones for young pieces to build on is a prudent move.
Based on what I’ve read, executive vice president Dan Duquette wants to keep Jones. Then again, he isn’t ignoring offers for him either. I would imagine it would take quite a haul to acquire Jones, and a lot of teams right now won’t give up what it would take.