The Orioles top trade target this offseason is Adam Jones and there have been rumors all winter involving the Orioles' willingness to move him. The fact is, it would take a monster haul to pry Jones away from Dan Duquette, who has praised Jones' potential to carry this team into the future.
Adam Jones is on the verge of stardom. At 26 years old, Jones has still not reached his prime and it could be coming very soon. Jones set career highs in home runs, RBI, stolen bases and slugging percentage in 2011, all while playing some of the best defense of his career. Jones has already been an All-Star and won a Gold Glove in his short career with the Orioles.
Entering 2012, Jones ranks among the top center fielders in all baseball. With more patience at the plate, he could become an elite player in the league. That's why it would take such a large haul to snag this budding star.
Here are five potential packages that could land Adam Jones.
Note: All of these packages are pure speculation. Some are based on fact, but are mostly of my own mind. None of them are meant to reflect the true value Adam Jones. The Orioles are rumored to being asking for a monster haul, so the deals reflect that sentiment.