He’s won and Gold Glove and appeared in a All-Star game, but still the Orioles 25 year old centerfielder, Adam Jones, is looking for his first big contract.  This season Jones is hitting .289 with 5 home runs and 24 RBI.  He’s a threat on the base path and has six outfield assists in center this season.

Jones remains in the Orioles control through 2013, but all signs point to a long term deal with the Orioles sooner rather than later.  MASN’s Amber Theoharis reports that Orioles President of Baseball Operations, Andy MacPhail, has already discussed a longterm deal with Jones’ agent.

“We actually, in Adam’s case, had a brief conversation with Casey Close of CAA at the last winter meetings and talked about, you know, we’d be interested in talking about it in the following parameters,” MacPhail said. “But I think they felt like Adam was still on the ascent and wanted him to play and further establish himself, and they may very well be right.”

When do you think the O’s will lock up Jones?