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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ESPN’s Glanville Says Playing Deeper In Center Field Would “Make A Difference” For Adam Jones

ESPN analyst/former MLB outfielder Doug Glanville was a guest on Glenn Clark Radio Tuesday. 

Among the topics he discussed were: 
-Would Adam Jones benefit defensively from playing deeper in center field?
-Is there any way that playing deeper could actually hurt him as Buck Showalter suggested?
-Even if he’s right in his comments, was Jones wrong to call out his teammates’ defensive abilities publicly?
-Do teams need to start treating outfield defense similarly to how they treat infield shifts?
-His thoughts on the Orioles in general at the beginning of Spring Training

Jim Furtado Posted: February 15, 2017 at 07:01 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: adam jones, doug glanville, orioles, podcast

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Adam Jones: Orioles haven’t done enough this offseason to improve defense, athleticism in outfield - Baltimore Sun

Getting another CF and moving him to RF would have been a good start.

“We don’t need more offense,” Jones said. “I think we need to improve the outfield defense. And people are always going to say pitching, pitching, pitching, but I think we’ve got some damn good pitchers right now. They’re young, but they’re maturing. [Kevin] Gausman turned a page. [Dylan] Bundy increased his innings. I think we’ve got pretty good starting pitching. I think we just need to improve defensively in the outfield, just get more speed, more athleticism out there. …

Jim Furtado Posted: January 28, 2017 at 05:11 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: adam jones, orioles

Friday, September 23, 2016

Adam Jones Wants To Know Where All The Orioles Fans Are

Through these first three games against the Red Sox, a huge series for their playoff hopes and traditionally a big one for fan interest, the crowds at Camden Yards have averaged just 19,903 a night.

“I’d say that it’s just, it’s a little, what’s the right word to say it’s a little, you know, not sad, just like, eerie, a little bit,” said center fielder Adam Jones, the team’s longest-tenured player.
That’s part of a larger trend: the Orioles rank 20th in MLB attendance this season at 26,440 per game, down from more than 29,000 last season and nearly 30,500 in 2014.

There are a whole mess of theories as to why, and this Baltimore Sun article examines some of them: it’s been particularly hot this summer and rainy this spring; ticket prices are higher at Camden Yards, with seats an average of $5 more than last season; suburban fans may be less likely to come to downtown Baltimore in the wake of protests after Freddie Gray’s death at the hands of police.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 23, 2016 at 06:41 AM | 36 comment(s)
  Beats: adam jones, attendance, orioles

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Scott Boras on Britton’s Cy campaign, Alvarez versus lefties and Jones’ comments - BaltimoreBaseball.com

Alvarez is who he is. A left-handed DH with power.

Alvarez will be a free agent at season’s end and Boras believes he’ll be an attractive free agent coveted by a number of teams. (Yes, he always says that, but more times than not his high-profile clients hit the jackpot in free agency).

Boras says he thinks the Orioles will be in the mix for Alvarez this offseason, especially if they don’t think they can keep pending free agent Mark Trumbo and don’t want to lose their surplus of power.

However, Boras would like to see the left-handed-hitting Alvarez get more playing time against left-handers as this season plays out.

Alvarez has a career slash line of .205/.271/.334 against lefties. But in 2016 he’s slashed .243/.293/.378 in 41 plate appearances against southpaws.

Instead of being moved to the bench against lefties when Trumbo is shifted to the DH role, Boras thinks both should be in there together, lengthening the lineup and keeping it dangerous throughout.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 17, 2016 at 08:27 AM | 23 comment(s)
  Beats: adam jones, orioles, pedro alvarez, scott boras, zach britton

Monday, September 12, 2016

Adam Jones on MLB’s lack of Kaepernick protest: ‘Baseball is a white man’s sport’

“We already have two strikes against us already,’’ Baltimore Orioles All-Star center fielder Adam Jones told USA TODAY Sports, “so you might as well not kick yourself out of the game. In football, you can’t kick them out. You need those players. In baseball, they don’t need us.

“Baseball is a white man’s sport.’’

Indeed, African Americans comprise 68% of the player population in the NFL, and 74% in the NBA. That number is just 8% in baseball, with only 69 African-Americans on the opening-day rosters and disabled lists this season.

This doesn’t mean that anyone who protests racial inequality or police brutality will be released from their teams, or banished from baseball, never to wear a uniform again. Still, in the conservative world of baseball, whose players stand 162 times for the national anthem, playing in front of more fans than any sport in the country, they could face much more ridicule and ostracization.

 

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: September 12, 2016 at 01:16 PM | 129 comment(s)
  Beats: adam jones, orioles, race

 

 

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