Written By: Séamus Doyle (@saintseamus)
According to MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi the Phillies and Indians are the two most serious contenders to land 5 time All Star Adam Jones.
Jones, a 4x Gold Glove award winner with a silver slugger under his belt, is the owner of a .278 career batting average with 1,757 hits and 261 homers. He’s hitting .277 with 10 home runs and 38 RBIs this season. He turns 33 August 1.
The Orioles already launched into full rebuild mode when they traded away their all-star short stop/ third baseman Manny Machado last week. Baltimore also parted with their all-star closer Zach Britton. Jones, however, has full no-trade rights. It’s likely he would waive those rights to go to a World Series contender. He’s never appeared in a fall classic.
Jones has ties to Philly front office people. Phillies President Andy MacPhail was the O’s GM when they acquired him from the Seattle Mariners back in 2006.
Morosi notes that Jones would fit in nicely in the Phillies right field position. They’ve had minimal production from right this year and Jones would be a significant upgrade.
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