Cry of the Hawk
Jones signs contract with OriolesMonday, June 04, 2012 By kayla clarke
On Sunday, May 27, Adam Jones signed an 85.5 million dollar contract with the Baltimore Orioles. Fans are hope he will be worth of the investment. The contract Jones signed with the orioles is the biggest deal the team has made with a player and includes a no-trade provision. “I’m glad that he’s part of the team and I’m glad they could resign him,” said teacher Brian Fitzgerald. Born in San Diego, California. Jones began playing baseball when he was 12 years old and went on to be a pitcher and shortstop for his high school team. After Jones graduated in 2003, he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners as a right-handed pitcher/shortstop but was later asked to move to outfield. Jones was traded to the Orioles in 2008. “He’s been a valuable player on the roster,” said sophomore Brian Shaffer. Although Jones has fans, there are people who believe no athlete is worth that amount of money. “I don’t think any ball player is worth 85.5 million, especially when there are so many people suffering,” said foreign language teacher Fernandez.