It's no secret that the O's have been playing satisfyingly well thus far this season. What wasn't clear, however, was what would happen with the team's star player, Adam Jones, once the 26-year-old centerfielder became a free agent after this season.
Earlier today,reports surfaced online that the O's are close to signing Jones to a six-year deal said to be worth more than $72 million. If the rumors are true, that would make his deal the most expensive in the team's history.
So far this season, he has been the match igniting the O's offense, batting .311, with 14 home runs and 29 RBIs. Obviously, the team and the fans would be sorry to see him wearing another jersey this time next year.
After conducting a highly unscientific sweep of Twitter and Tumblr, it seems like O's fans are happy to see Jones get paid as long as he keeps connecting at the plate and driving the team closer and closer to its first winning season since 1997.
[Bobblehead image from MASN]