Good times for Adam Jones
Orioles center fielder signs six-year, $85.5 million contract extension
BALTIMORE -- Multiyear contracts are a two-way street, commitment-wise. Teams lock up star players to ensure long-term stability and goodwill with the fan base, while assuming the risk that a player's skills might erode over time. Players, in turn, love the money and security. But there's always a chance things will turn sour and they'll be trapped in a bad mix down the road.
Do the names Carl Crawford, Barry Zito and Alfonso Soriano spring to mind?
The Baltimore Orioles became ...
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