Have the Baltimore Orioles already blown it with center fielder Adam Jones?
Not if they grant Jones a long-term extension, a possibility that the team has started to explore.
But if the Orioles fail to sign Jones, then try to trade him, they indeed could be in a bind.
Jones, 26, agreed to a one-year, $6.15 contract Tuesday night, avoiding arbitration. He is eligible for arbitration one more time before hitting the free-agent market.
For Jones to agree to an extension, the Orioles would need to offer him at least five years, according to major-league sources.
And if such a deal is to occur, it probably would behoove the Orioles to get it done before Opening Day.
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Jones need to go!