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Adam Jones- Where are the homeruns?


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I think the disparity between perception and reality is higher with Jones than most. Defensive metrics (and my own eyes) say Jones is a sub-par center-fielder, yet, he wins gold gloves. Before last season, Jones' .OPS for the previous 3 seasons was about .780 making him a decent, but certainly not elite offensive player. And somehow he scored an elite-level contract with those mediocre credentials plus a hot start last season (that vanished after he signed the contract). This is probably why there is always controversy surrounding AJ.

Sure, but that doesn't make it less ridiculous that Jones is being criticized when he remains on pace for a 4+ WAR season.

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Nick Markakis, where are the home runs? Where is the 10 million dollar ballplayer?

Expect a full rebuttal from Frobby about his man crush, Nick, "the magician with the bat." Markakis' best season was 23 HRs and that was six years ago. Jones has exceeded that each of the past two years. Last year raised expectations for Jones. I think very few here have the same expectations for Nick at this point. His focus last year was more of a table setter filling in at leadoff.

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He's on pace for 18. It's not like they've totally disappeared. Even big HR guys just have those years where they don't go out as often (at least in the non-steroid era).

I suspect he'll end the season with between 20-25, which is perfectly acceptable.

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Nick Markakis, where are the home runs? Where is the 10 million dollar ballplayer?

To be fair I think most people have given up Markakis being the guy he was 6 seasons ago, about 3 years ago. The expectations/ perception on Markakis just is not what it is on Jones and if you couple in there the personality/ persona of the player (fair or not) more is just expected out of Adam than it is with Markakis.

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Why is no one ever happy with Adam Jones? This guy can't catch a break. He's batting .320 and he's even walked a couple times this week, for crying out loud.

If he had 8 homeruns but was batting .260, somebody would start a thread asking why he was inconsistent.

The defensive criticism this year has been very justifiable. But Adam is doing nothing with the bat that is worth criticizing right now.

But you see for some home runs are all that count. Or so it seems. I am not

worried about him. If he hits and drives in runs I am happy. IMO

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