Between pieing teammates and stuffing lockers with Donettes, Adam Jones is usually busy being the clown among Orioles players and over the All-Star Break at Citi Field it was no different as he, along with other stars, kept the mood light at the Midsummers Classic—Courtesy of the MLB FanCave
Adams Jones accepts the Baltimore Sports Writer’s Award for 2012 MVP for the Orioles. September 30, 2012
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Adam Jones getting an autographed ball from Brooks Robinson
The “Who’s Who” when it comes to the Orioles and the “Hall of Fame”
I think Adam Jones can do this in his sleep
I was in left field last night.
I love it when I can capture the ball in motion
Adam Jones HOMERUN!
We’ve been tirelessly tracking all credible reports today on the Adam Jones news. In short, no deal yet, but it looks promising.
Today on BSR -
- Matt Wieters is optimistic about Brian Matusz returning to form
- The Orioles’ owner is suing Facebook
- Whether you say it in French or English, Jones needs to be an Oriole for life
- Dale Hunter calls out Tomas Vokoun
- Video: Mathieu Perrault scores a goal off his face
- BSR Podcast: Oscars preview, Jay Gibbons’ new gig, and Don Zimmer teddy bears
The Ravens will begin talks with Joe Flacco’s agent in Indy this Saturday. The big debate has been about whether or not Joe deserves top 5 money. In my opinion, he’s not a Top 5 quarterback (sorry, I love you), so I don’t think he deserves that Top 5 money. However, let’s take a (rather humorous and true) look at the quarterbacks who got paid the most this past season:
- Peyton Manning - $23 mil (Obviously. Didn’t play a single game. How much of that money can he fit in his neck?)
- Michael Vick - $20 mil (Missed the playoffs, got injured basically every game)
- Mark Sanchez - $14.75 mil (Missed the playoffs, sucks at football, his best friend was the turf)
- Ben Roethlisberger - $14.75 mil (Lost to the Denver Tebows - still funny)
- Carson Palmer - $14 mil (Missed the playoffs, can’t throw, looks like he goes to Best Buy just to play the video games)
Now let me just mention that I am aware of the way player contracts work - for those who don’t, in a nutshell, the money within a contract is spread out over the length of that particular contract. For example, Aaron Rodgers was the best quarterback in football this past year and got paid about $8.5 million. Drew Brees was/is arguably as good; his paycheck was only $7 million. If and when their contracts are renewed they’ll be on that list. That’s just how it works.
He doesn’t deserve the ELI-te contract that Eli Manning has with, like, an outrageous sum of $106 million or something, but should he get that second-tier contract that Ryan Fitzpatrick got (also laughable) at roughly, 6 years, $60 million? YES, dammit.
My point? Joe might not be a top 5 quarterback but does he deserve to be paid like these guys? Yup.