The Orioles have been in talks with free agent outfielder Coco Crisp, and appear to be the favorites to land the former Athletic. Crisp has decided — but has not yet announced — his 2012 home. CBS’s Jon Heyman guesses it’s the Orioles:
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 3, 2012
Crisp’s Twitter avatar currently displays a picture of what looks to be him wearing an Orioles hat and uniform as a kid.
A number of forum posters and I mentioned that the signing of Crisp would give the Orioles an opportunity to deal Adam Jones. And it appears we may have been on to something, as Scott Swaim (he broke the Albert Pujols deal with the Angels) is reporting that the Orioles and Braves are “making progress on an Adam Jones deal”:
— Scott Swaim (@MLBInsideNews) January 3, 2012