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Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #1 by birdwatcher55 » January 5th, 2012, 3:08 pm

Moved this afternoon:


Adam Jones Still In Play?
Jan 05 1:49p by Scott Coleman


The rumors surrounding various outfielders continue to trickle in and it seems like the Braves are now in the mix for seemingly every available outfielder on the trade market. The front office continues to pursue an impact bat for left field, which makes sense given the lack of production last season.

As for Seth Smith, who has been linked to Atlanta for months now, the talks have cooled, according to Ken Rosenthal.

Talks with the Braves cooled when the teams could not agree on the pitching prospect that the Rockies would include with Smith to get Martin Prado, sources say.

A pitching prospect? Did we read that right? For as long as this ghastly offseason has gone on, it seemed like the Braves were determined to acquire one of Colorado's talented outfield prospects in any deal along with Seth Smith. With Michael Bourn potentially leaving after this season, it makes a lot of sense to supplement the farm system with a possible replacement.

The Braves will see their pitching depth take a bit of a hit as they graduate Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado, Arodys Vizcaino and others to the Major Leagues in the coming months. Is the team attempting to resupply their pitching depth for 2013 and beyond, or are they looking to acquire a piece from the Rockies to flip for another player this offseason, say ... Adam Jones of the Orioles?

The talks for Jones remain 'fluid', according to sources, although it appears the two sides cannot agree on which pitching prospects to include along with Martin Prado or Jair Jurrjens. Should the Braves acquire a top-tier pitching prospect from Colorado, they could potentially flip him to Baltimore to acquire the talented-yet-unproductive outfielder. It sounds like that may be GM Frank Wren's goal right now, especially if Ken Rosenthal's report of a desired pitching prospect is true.

For more on the Braves, head on over to Talking Chop.
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #2 by Zach » January 5th, 2012, 4:17 pm

Pomeranz or Bettis seem to be all they have (worthy of being discussed as a part of a trade for Jones) in their farm system. I think that Alex White could be good in the future, but I am a UNC student and thus slightly biased haha.
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #3 by Jordan Tuwiner » January 5th, 2012, 9:54 pm

I'd take Tim Wheeler, Christian Friedrich, and Chad Bettis.
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #4 by ofahn » January 5th, 2012, 10:07 pm

Jordan wrote:I'd take Tim Wheeler, Christian Friedrich, and Chad Bettis.


Jordan,

I'm curious. What do you see in Friedrich who has struggled for two consecutive seasons at AA? Would you see 3B Nolan Arenado as a viable alternative?
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #5 by birdwatcher55 » January 6th, 2012, 12:55 pm

Zach wrote:Pomeranz or Bettis seem to be all they have (worthy of being discussed as a part of a trade for Jones) in their farm system. I think that Alex White could be good in the future, but I am a UNC student and thus slightly biased haha.

I doubt we have a shot at Pomeranz but if we do we should be all over this deal 8-)
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #6 by birdwatcher55 » January 6th, 2012, 3:41 pm

More updates from Jason Catania


GM Frank Wren told Mark Bowman of MLB.com Thursday that it's looking more and more likely that both players will still be with Atlanta into spring training. There has been speculation about a possible deal involving Prado and Jurrjens going to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for centerfielder Adam Jones, but Baltimore appears to be asking for too much for that one to happen at the moment. The O's had reportedly demanded both big leaguers, as well as two other "premium guys," likely referring to top young pitchers Mike Minor, Julio Teheran, Randall Delgado and Arodys Vizcaino.

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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #7 by birdwatcher55 » January 6th, 2012, 3:42 pm

Glad to see were not looking to give Jones away 8-)
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #8 by Tucker Blair » January 6th, 2012, 3:58 pm

ofahn wrote:
Jordan wrote:I'd take Tim Wheeler, Christian Friedrich, and Chad Bettis.


Jordan,

I'm curious. What do you see in Friedrich who has struggled for two consecutive seasons at AA? Would you see 3B Nolan Arenado as a viable alternative?

we would, but the Rockies would probably laugh in our ear and hang up the phone.Arenado is untouchable in their eyes I believe.
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #9 by Jordan Tuwiner » January 6th, 2012, 9:48 pm

ofahn wrote:
Jordan wrote:I'd take Tim Wheeler, Christian Friedrich, and Chad Bettis.


Jordan,

I'm curious. What do you see in Friedrich who has struggled for two consecutive seasons at AA? Would you see 3B Nolan Arenado as a viable alternative?

I would just have him there as a high risk, high reward guy in the deal. Arenado is probably untouchable for them. He's a top 25 prospect in baseball for me, and a number of others.
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #10 by Shorebirdfan » January 6th, 2012, 11:32 pm

Tim Wheeler really interests me. Someone comes talking with his name, I'm listening.
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Re: Jones Update; Rockies Involved???

PostPost #11 by birdwatcher55 » January 7th, 2012, 8:22 am

Jordan wrote:I'd take Tim Wheeler, Christian Friedrich, and Chad Bettis.

I'm not sure I would involve Colorado UNLESS bottom line: Pomeranz is coming to Baltimore. 8-)
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