At least this year we are cycling new guys in and trying them out and seeing if we have something. The following players have made their Orioles debut this year: Jackson, Karns, Straily, Alberto, Martin, Ruiz, Broxton, Ortiz, Phillips, Severino, Smith Jr., Armstrong, Sucre. A bunch more made their debuts last August and September. Most of these guys will never amount to anything but it's better playing, and losing, and finding out about these guys than it was playing sub-.300 ball on a team with quality veterans like Manny Machado, Alex, Cobb, Jon Schoop, Brad Brach, Kevin Gausman, Darren O'Day, and Mark Trumbo. That was a truly horrific experience for a fan.
Because of Davis, Trumbo, and Cobb, the team is still far from cheap. We're stuck with the Davis spend, but Trumbo will be off the books after this season, and there's still some hope that Cobb will give us some value for the contract through 2021 that we have with him. Regardless that's over $30 million / year wasted even after this season is over. Remarkable.