Over the past few weeks the Braves and Orioles have had trade talks that would include either Jair Jurrjens and Martin Prado plus prospects for Jones. Another trade discussion that came up was that the Orioles want Tommy Hanson plus prospects for Jones. As a fan hearing that Jurrjens is involved scares me because he lost 2 MPH on his fast ball and he has only pitcher more than 200 innings once in his career. The Orioles understandably want more than Jurrjens and that is why they have been asking for two of Minor, Delgado, Vizcaino, and Teheran.
A team that could be laying in the weeds is the Washington Nationals who have expressed interest in Jones just last month. The interest in Jones could have died down since the Nats acquired Gio Gonzalez and have traded away sever top pitching prospects who the Orioles would have been interested in.
Fans have said that the Orioles are over valuing Jones, but realistically they have to since they have so many holes to fill on the pitching staff and offensive side of the ball. They have to get a quality first base prospect and multiple pitching prospects in return for Jones, because they cannot continually sign these old washed up first baseman like Derrek Lee.
Ideally I would want the Orioles to find a way to steal Peter Bourjous out of the Angels who would take over the lead off spot and would provide above average Center Field defense. I love the defense he offers and with an outfield of Bourjous, Reimold, and Markakis I would imagine there would be several seasons of Gold Glove winners coming out of Baltimore.
So basically in conclusion, avoid Jurrjens and look elsewhere for pitching to improve the staff.