Washington Nationals (Almost) Acquired Adam Jones from Baltimore Orioles

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Washington Nationals (Almost) Acquired Adam Jones from Baltimore Orioles
Greg Fiume/Getty Images

Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles are nearing a contract extension, and Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi tweet that it could be worth a nice chunk of money.

This past offseason, the Washington Nationals were apparently denied by the Orioles regarding a trade of Jones, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.

While we all know that Jones is a great player, it's probably a good thing that the Nationals ended up holding on to Drew Storen, Steve Lombardozzi, John Lannan and the unnamed center fielder.

While Storen and Lannan have yet to help the club this season, both of them are capable of providing the team with solid pitching—albeit in very different roles.

Lombardozzi has been a nice surprise for manager Davey Johnson this season, hitting .317/.385/.378 with five doubles and five RBI.

Acquiring Jones would have added some much needed pop to the Nationals offense. However, keeping Storen, Lombardozzi and Lannan will prove to be the better option in the long run.

Load More Stories

Follow Washington Nationals from B/R on Facebook

Follow Washington Nationals from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Washington Nationals

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.