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    Player Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Personally, I see him just as I saw Jeremy Reed out in Seattle...another overdubbed prospect who has five tool potential but doesn't have the drive to get there.

    I love Luke Scott though. I could easily see him becoming a Lance Berkman type of player...granted he is nowhere near as young but he is already one of the Orioles' most solid players.

    Any takes?

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Jones has played a week.

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Adam Jones Statistics (Minor Leagues) - Baseball-Reference.com

    His minor league stats are good...

    I'm not saying he's not going to be good, I just don't see him being a Grady Sizemore type guy...

    More like Andy Marte

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    I sure hope so!!

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry1313 View Post
    Adam Jones Statistics (Minor Leagues) - Baseball-Reference.com

    His minor league stats are good...

    I'm not saying he's not going to be good, I just don't see him being a Grady Sizemore type guy...

    More like Andy Marte
    Marte can't play defense worth a shit, Jones plays stellar defense.

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    The only thing is if Baltimore can build up any, cause that place lately is a killer.. Tejada for example. Markakis is a good piece.
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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by love_that_reefer View Post
    Marte can't play defense worth a shit, Jones plays stellar defense.
    True...he has gold glove potential...but I haven't seen a hitting spark yet.
    Quote Originally Posted by Turn 2 View Post
    Not too many young outfielders are the caliber of Grady Sizemore. He is an elite outfielder. I think he will be better than Marte in the long run.
    Also true...but that's how he's being touted...the best young OF since Grady Sizemore
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    The only thing is if Baltimore can build up any, cause that place lately is a killer.. Tejada for example.


    Baltimore hasn't done shit for specs lately, yes

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Ive seen him play at Tacoma, Hes more of a 25 HR, 35-40 SB guy if he plays to his potential. Defensively hes not going to win gold gloves but is very solid. Converted infielder, played shortstop, so if you need a emergency guy, he could play it.

    Dry: Reed isn't nearly as talented as Adam Jones, I still stand by my stance on the Bedard deal. I don't think they needed to trade him to get Bedard. Balentien is just as good offensively.
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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Wait a minute...you think the Mariners overpaid?

    Hardly...if Jones reaches that potential it will be a fair deal

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    I haven't been a fan of the Mariners trading Adam Jones.

    Now we are stuck with the .059 hitting Brad Wilkerson.
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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dry1313 View Post
    Personally, I see him just as I saw Jeremy Reed out in Seattle...another overdubbed prospect who has five tool potential but doesn't have the drive to get there.

    I love Luke Scott though. I could easily see him becoming a Lance Berkman type of player...granted he is nowhere near as young but he is already one of the Orioles' most solid players.

    Any takes?
    Scott is not going to be any sort of Berkman player... think more along the lines of John Loewenstein

    Jones CAN be the real deal.. the key is putting together the use and progression of the skills to go with the tools
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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    I think he will be a streaky hitter this season as he gets used to the pitchers more in the majors. In the field he is the real deal right now.

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Currently, Jones is hitting .253 with just 2 HR and 4 SB...not really what I'd call "All Star Caliber."

    That being said, he's thrive since his movement to the #8 spot in the lineup...and he's playing really well at Camden...

    So, are you all still convinced he's "the real deal?"

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    Re: Adam Jones...real deal or no?

    Luke Scott is sucking as well. The Tejada trade is not looking too good for the O's.

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