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Notes and quotes from Adam Jones' news conference

Notes and quotes from Adam Jones' news conference

The Orioles made Adam Jones’ six-year, $85.5 million deal official Sunday with a morning news conference. We’ve been reporting details for a while now, but I thought I’d bring you some quotes. The best one came from club executive vice president Dan Duquette when asked whether the team’s and Jones’ hot start spurred the decision to sign Jones long-term. “The dude rang the cash register every time he hit a home run,” Duquette said. “So I mean Adam kind of forced the issue, didn’t he?” There was a lot of thanking going on, and Jones’ list included the Angelos family, general counsel Russell Smouse, Duquette, Orioles...

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