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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Adam Jones hopes Orioles use Yankees’ strategy at trade deadline

Adam Jones offered a best-case scenario for the Orioles at the trade deadline that would be similar to what one of their division rivals did.

In 2016, the New York Yankees traded Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs prior to the trade deadline. The package New York received included Gleyber Torres, who has impressed so far this year in his rookie season. Chapman went on to win the World Series with Chicago then re-signed with the Yankees after the season.

With the Orioles in the midst of a disappointing season and likely facing a rebuild, Jones has been one of the names mentioned along with Manny Machado who could be on his way out of Baltimore. Due to his service time and tenure with the Orioles, Jones can veto a trade. When asked if he would consider letting a trade go through, Jones referenced what the Yankees did with Chapman.

Jones is immensely popular around Baltimore. A trade involving him would be a tough pill to swallow for fans. However, if the Orioles received prospects to help the rebuild and Jones, who is approaching free agency, re-signs with Baltimore, it would indeed be a best-case scenario.

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