Adam Jones Will Receive MVP Votes

The American League MVP is certainly out of reach for Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones, but as Mel Antonen of MASN points out, Jones will certain get some votes for his defense, leadership and clutch hitting.

Antonen thinks Jones will finish in the top five.

As we shared earlier this week, 19 of Jones’ 30 home runs have tied the game or given the Orioles the lead. The Birds are 22-8 when he goes yard.

Steve Melewski of dug a little deeper and found that four of Jones’ six hits in extra innings are home runs, he has 10 RBI an an OPS of 1.153 after nine frames.

Obviously Mike Trout, Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Beltre and likely Josh Hamilton will receive more votes than Jones. But I’m not sure who else you could put ahead of him in the AL.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. Ravens2488

    September 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Not trying to be critical here and yes Jones will receive some, some, not many votes… Here are a few that could go above Jones… Now read, I said could… I don’t think Trout will be above Jones on the list you mentioned…

    Albert Pujols
    Edwin Encrnacion
    Mark Trumbo
    Billy Butler
    Prince Fielder
    Josh Willingham
    Armando Rios
    Robinson Cano

    I think the thing that will cost him is his low RBI to HR ratio… He should have more than 77 ribbies with 30 dingers…

  2. 9inchnails

    September 21, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Ravns2488, stick to the Ravens and Red Sox. You know as much about the Orioles as The Intimidator does…not much. Trout may win the MVP, he has my vote. There is no one on your list who will be top 3. If there isn’t you buy you a Boobly Flay burger. f there is, I will I will buy you a Bobby Flay handy…

  3. Ravens2488

    September 22, 2012 at 10:07 am

    No, no, no… 2InchNails… Do you know how to read? I never said they were top 3 but lets do this bet, if any one of the guys I listed gets more votes than Jones you buy me a BF Burger… If not I buy you a BF Burger…

    So, I get

    Albert Pujols
    Edwin Encrnacion
    Mark Trumbo
    Billy Butler
    Prince Fielder
    Josh Willingham
    Armando Rios
    Robinson Cano

    You get

    Adam Jones

    You in 2-1/2Inchnails?

  4. 9inchnails

    September 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    You are f’ing drunk. Jones may get 2 or 3 votes. Cano 5-8….
    BTW, 2 1/2 now, 9 after it hits saliva….

  5. Ravens2488

    September 22, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Then don’t comment on my posts if:

    1. You are going to misrepresent what I say
    h. You want to make a wager that doesn’t have anything to do with the intended subject (Jones)
    5. Your a deuchebag
    7P. You are afraid to make a wager that concerns the subject (Jones) and what I really said
    69. Your in the middle of ski-poling Spy and Chow
    g. You play “Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon” with Lars the Clown.

    • 9inchnails

      September 22, 2012 at 9:01 pm

      Guilty to 69 and g….

  6. MGW

    September 22, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Fellas, the important thing to remember is, Jones even being in the conversation.

    Billy Butler?!?! Encarnacion? Willingham? You know all those guys play on last place teams, right?!?

    Puljos? His team is currently on the outside looking in.

    Fantasy Baseball again where stats are more important than wins.

  7. 9inchnails

    September 22, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Chowman has gone into hiding or has been deported. Maybe him and Mystery man took up O’Malley and got married. The Intimidator has been quiet too. Maybe Oriole magic has gotten to him and his Red Sox.

  8. Ravens2488

    September 23, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Me thinks Chow, Mystery Man, Jim from Dundalk, Anvil and Spy have taken up residence in good ole Dundalk selling quality DVD’s and popcorn balls at the North Point Flea Market. I think I saw them with a booth back near that stinky Chinese food joint. Spy also has a spot just outside near the door selling over-priced shorts while sitting on a ladder. Go down folks and visit Spy and friends. Tell them 9Incher sent you and Spy will give you a great deal on shorts. $24 for bright orange shorts. Chow is standing near his booth giving out samples with toothpicks in them of General Tso’s chicken.