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Friday, June 14, 2019

‘I gave them blood’: Adam Jones opens up on industry perceptions, blocking trades and learning to embrace change – The Athletic

The headline doesn’t mean what you might think.

In an age of cliched quotes and players who are polished PR-machines, Jones is as authentic as they come. On a European vacation after one of his first years, he collected addresses on Twitter to send fans personal postcards. He hosted random giveaways. When he inked a six-year, $85.5 million extension with the O’s in 2012, he gave more of himself. Literally.

“I cut my finger signing that contract,” Jones said. “I gave them blood.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 14, 2019 at 11:08 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: adam jones, diamondbacks, orioles

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   1. BillWallace Posted: June 14, 2019 at 12:18 PM (#5851957)
What a man.

I wonder if the Indians, with negative WAR from their entire outfield and fighting for a wildcard from the outside looking in, could have used him this season.
   2. JRVJ Posted: June 14, 2019 at 12:52 PM (#5851977)
Seems to me that the article should have been clearer about 10/5 rights being important when the players does not have / did not negotiate a No Trade Clause.


If a player has a NTC, 10/5 rights loose their importance.

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