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Analysis: Former Orioles OF Adam Jones' lengthy free agency part of growing team-building trend

Analysis: Former Orioles OF Adam Jones' lengthy free agency part of growing team-building trend

Adam Jones' free agency turned out to be a lot like his time with the Orioles: polarizing.

That's not to say there’s any question that his decade-plus in an Orioles uniform was enough to make him one of the most beloved players in club history. He was, and will remain, a part of their lore, and was the face of teams that broke the organization's streak of 14 straight losing seasons.

Unfortunately for him, he reached free agency this offseason at a time when all that currency continued to be worth little in terms of real free-agency dollars. He settled for a reported $3 million on a

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