26 June 2018

Does Adam Jones want to reunite with Nick Markakis?

No matter whether it is professional or personal, breaking up is hard to do. When Nick Markakis left the Baltimore Orioles via free agency in favor of the Atlanta Braves in 2014, the Birdland faithful struggled with the move. Adam Jones, it seems, also had a tough time saying "goodbye" to the man that played next to him in the Camden Yards outfield for so many years.

When the Orioles traveled to take on the Braves this weekend, it was a reunion of sorts for Markakis and his former teammates. It's not the first time the two teams have met since Markakis signed on the dotted line for Atlanta, but with everything crumbing in Baltimore, this felt like a significant moment nonetheless.

Jones is one of the few Orioles hitters with decent numbers, and he is also one of the big four that is expected to be on the trading block this July, as his contract expires after this year. However, he has 10-and-5 rights, which give him full no-trade protection. Even still, there will likely be offers for the 32-year-old's services, but he is ultimately in control on where he lands.

Markakis is in the midst of one of the finest seasons of his career. He is on the way to his first All-Star Game and leading an unexpectedly good Braves team to a potential pennant push. However, the 34-year-old is a free agent at year's end as well, and could find himself on the move soon enough.

A vague Instagram post by Jones over the weekend further fueled speculation about where the veteran outfielder may end up this summer. Could he be headed to Atlanta? Will both he and Markakis re-sign with the O's in the winter? Are there plans to meet up somewhere else in the league? We discuss that, and more, on this week's episode of The Warehouse Podcast!

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