The Baltimore Orioles appear to have made another move in showing that they are committed to winning, as Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reported on Friday that Adam Jones’ extension with the club is expected to be for six years and around $85 million.
When completed, it will be the largest extension in team history, adding to the excitement of an already extraordinary season.
Let’s face it, there really hasn’t been that much excitement around the Orioles over the past 14 years, but this year is different as the team has completed 1/3 of the 2012 season and still remains in first place in the always tightly contested AL East.
All in all, this deals seems like a pretty fair agreement for both sides.
Jones, who is in the midst of a career year, has an impressive slash line of .311/.357/.601 to go with 14 homers.
He is arbitration-eligible for the final time in 2013 before hitting free agency, so the agreement couldn’t come at a better time.