Orioles Card "O" the Day

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Adam Jones, 2008 Topps Chrome #194

Time really does fly. This is the fifth year that I've been plunking away on this blog, and it is also Adam Jones' fifth season with the Orioles. Now it looks like we'll both be sticking around for a while longer. News broke today that the O's have finalized a 6-year, $85.5 million contract extension with Adam that will keep him in Baltimore through 2018. It may seem as though the team is buying high, as the 26-year-old is playing well above his career averages with a .310/.353/.594 line entering today's game. He also has 14 home runs and 31 RBI through 46 games. But at an average of $14.25 million per year, it's a relatively fair deal for player and team. Besides, they're paying for what should be Jones' prime years. I'm just glad that one of the Birds' top players and most vocal leaders is interested in making Baltimore his home.

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