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03-28-2012 11:28 PM #1
Face of the Franchise
ESPN released a simple innocent pic gallery of each team's "Face of the Franchise" with a quick sentence on each person.
Orioles: Adam Jones
Orioles center fielders Adam Jones had career highs in home runs (25) and RBI's (83) last season.
Personally, I disagree. I think Wieters should be the face of the franchise and will be by the end of this season.
03-28-2012 11:32 PM #2
I thought it was Kevin Gregg.
03-28-2012 11:34 PM #3
I concur. Nothing against Adam Jones, but he will be a free agent after 2013 and I think the odds are better than 50/50 that he is gone by then (only because I think they will trade him or extend him, and the odds are less than 50/50 that he wants to stay). Wieters is the cornerstone the team must build around for the future.
03-28-2012 11:35 PM #4
It's Jones because he's the most prominent and outgoing. It's no contest IMO.
03-28-2012 11:46 PM #5
Matt Wieters is a better player, but Adam Jones is the fan favorite.
03-28-2012 11:52 PM #6
I think you could make an argument for Jones or Markakis. Wieters also, but since Adam has been here longer, and Markakis 2 years before Adam, I would go with one of those 2. Also, since we have been a bad team for such a long time, the standards for the "face of our franchise" aren't particularly high right now, so Adam or Nick would be fine with me. Maybe if we can put together a couple of winning seasons in a row in the toughest division in baseball, we can be more stern in our critique of our "franchise face."
03-29-2012 12:16 AM #7
Wieters will earn it this year. We'll have two (three) faces.
Don't forget 2110 Eutaw St.
03-29-2012 12:48 AM #8
03-29-2012 12:52 AM #9
Talent aside, Adam Jones is the face of the franchise, if we even have one. Barring injury Roberts would still fill that role but Jones is the most known when it comes to the local community and the national scene. Next would be Markakis and then Wieters. We have some great talent at pitcher, but they just aren't known yet.
I look forward to the days when Britton and Machado are the faces of this franchise.
03-29-2012 01:02 AM #10
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I love Jones, but I'd take Wieters as the "face of the franchise". Wieters is still improving his bat and is a gold glover defensively at catcher, one of the best Catchers in the game.
03-29-2012 01:10 AM #13
Player A: .262/.328/.778
Player B: .280/.319/.785
Now, the batting average kind of gives away who's who, but I don't think you can really say that Jones is a clearly the better hitter. Once you factor in defense, it's pretty clear who's more valuable.
Adam Jones is my favorite Oriole--but Matt Wieters is easily their best player.
EDIT: I say this understanding that "Face of the Franchise" isn't necessarily synonymous with "best player."
03-29-2012 01:10 AM #14
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