2. Adam Jones is becoming a star

Ever since the Orioles made him the centerpiece in their haul for starting pitcher Erik Bedard, big things have been expected from Adam Jones. Up to now, he's shown plenty of talent, winning a Gold Glove in 2009 and hitting 25 homers in 2011. This season, he's putting it all together and looking like a future star, a force in the middle of the lineup. Jones has already smacked 14 home runs, including shots that put the Orioles ahead in their marathon extra-inning games against Boston and Kansas City.

( Reuters / May 22, 2012 )

Ever since the Orioles made him the centerpiece in their haul for starting pitcher Erik Bedard, big things have been expected from Adam Jones. Up to now, he's shown plenty of talent, winning a Gold Glove in 2009 and hitting 25 homers in 2011. This season, he's putting it all together and looking like a future star, a force in the middle of the lineup. Jones has already smacked 14 home runs, including shots that put the Orioles ahead in their marathon extra-inning games against Boston and Kansas City.

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