Adam Jones' complete lack of improvement in terms of pitch recognition and plate awareness is just embarrassing. Shortly before the All-Star break I looked at the pool of guys hitting .300 with 15 or 20 HRs or whatever it was at the time. There were roughly 15 guys in the group. Jones had the lowest BB% of the group, but not by a little bit. He was at less than half of the (unweighted) average, with his own number included in the average. He was over 60% lower than the next-closest guy. Now he's got the lowest walk rate of any of the 8 Orioles with a decent sample size of PAs this season. Guy's been batting cleanup all year, clearly the most intimidating bat in the order, and Wieters has been hitting behind him and is around .250 with only moderate power. He should be able to walk, certainly not the worst on the team at it. Every game MASN likes to show the hot and cold hitting zones, and looking at his numbers it's pretty clear he could be hitting .325 or .330 if he learned to take pitches and wait for the ball in a spot he could handle. Instead he constantly expands the zone in hitters' counts. He'll take strikes, swing at balls, has no clue where the zone is most of the time. Can't pick up the breaking ball to save his life. It's embarrassing. He should be ashamed of himself.