When former general manager Jim Bowden tweeted this afternoon that the Washington Nationals are interested in Adam Jones, I instantly thought the same thing as everybody else.
It’s not news that Jones is a well-regarded center fielder, but if he were being shopped, you’d have a lot more than one team saying publicly that they are interested in him. Nats GM Mike Rizzo apparently said on MLB Network Radio that his staff has “done our homework” on Jones and would be interested in him.
Again, who wouldn’t?
The Orioles have said repeatedly they are not actively shopping Jones, though you can be sure that if a team suddenly threw the whole fruitstand at them, they would consider trading him. The same goes for Jake Arrieta and Matt Wieters, but they aren’t going anywhere.
This is just what passes for news during a slow period at the winter meetings.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times