Braves didn’t offer Jurrjens and Prado for Jones?
There was a Baltimore Sun report earlier that said that the Atlanta Braves had offered the Baltimore Orioles Jair Jurrjens, Martin Prado and a pitching prospect for Adam Jones. The report said that the Orioles told them no.
If that’s the case, then the Orioles are moronic. Jones is a hell of a player, but if you could have gotten a really nice pitcher (when he doesn’t get hurt and flame out at the end of the year) and a versatile and talented hitter to go with a pitching prospect (the Braves usually have good ones), you have to take that.
Photo Caption: Jones’ love of baseball is surpassed only by his affection with touring.
But, maybe the O’s aren’t as dumb as we thought. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, the Braves called the Orioles about Jones and were initially told that he wasn’t available. The Orioles, according to Bowman’s source, then called them back and said they wanted Jurrjens, Prado and two “premium guys.” As you can guess, the Braves told them to go pound sand.
Bowman’s source said the two clubs haven’t talked since.