"I thought it was going to happen," Jones said. "When you think of the Orioles, you think of Nick Markakis, in my eyes. He was just that gritty guy. If you want to break it down into business terms, that's what happened with this situation. It was business. And, OK, this is how business is. … The reason why Markakis is [special] is, you know the Oriole Way? Well, he is the definition of the Oriole Way. He straps it on. He plays every day, plays hard, runs hard down the line. He dives, he's gritty. Got eye black on. Plays the game hard, plays the game with respect. That's the Oriole Way."