Braves, O’s working on a deal?

According to Ken Rosenthal, “the Orioles and Braves have discussed a deal that included both Jurrjens and Prado.”

I wouldn’t mind having Adam Jones, 26, but he’s not as good as you think — last year’s .466 slugging percentage was a career-high while his .319 OBP matched his average over parts of six seasons. Advanced metrics indicate he’s no great shakes with the glove, either and Jones is only two years from free agency. I’d prefer a package of J.J. Hardy and Nolan Reimold (see my comment below for details).



Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS 22m

jurrjens for adam jones an internet rumor that seemed reasonable to me. then i asked an o’s guy: “no way. not even close.”


@ajcbraves David O’Brien
re: #Braves-#Orioles rumor. Reaction, or lack of same, I got when asking Mon. about Adam Jones led me to wonder, too, if something brewing.
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6 Comments on Braves, O’s working on a deal?

  1. PepeFreeUs // December 14, 2011 at 4:37 am //

    Duquette claims he won’t trade Adam Jones but he’s sort of full of shit, so…

  2. A package revolving around J.J. Hardy (30 HR last year and, according to advanced defensive metrics one of the best fielding SS in the game) and Nolan Reimold. (13 HR, 45 RBI in 87 games) perhaps? Hardy is owed three years and $21 million, pretty reasonable for a 29-year-old who’s a plus afield and at the plate. Hardy could play third when Chipper retires.

    Bourn, Chipper, Freeman, Uggla, McCann, Hardy, Heyward, Reimold would be a pretty good line-up.

  3. roadrunner // December 14, 2011 at 8:08 am //

    Getting shipped off to Baltimore sure would be a shit sandwich for Prado and JJ.

  4. If this trade becomes official, I hope Jones doesn’t cry at the press conference…

  5. PepeFreeUs // December 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm //

    That would be a bad sign, wouldn’t it?

  6. Some Other Mike // December 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm //

    If any such trade occurs, I’ll pee on someone’s leg, and that leg will probably be mine.

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