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If by help you mean eat up some innings than I agree with you.

Every team has a group of those players. The two most promising on your list were either traded away or blocked at his proper position by Dan.

If Dan trades Walker for something equally as good as some point, I would not be against that. And if he keeps him to replace Trumbo or Alvarez I will probably be ok with that also.

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Yes the Orioles, like every other team, have a stable of guys able to come in and add replacement level value.

We didn't have guys who could come in and help the big club before DD got here. We had guys like Jo Jo Reyes, Chris Jakubauskas, and Clay Rapada to come up and help out. If it is so easy to have depth at AAA why didn't Andy Macphail bother with it.

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The dye has been cast. I believe the O's should have read the tea leaves, kept their picks, and started planning for the future this off season. They didn't. Let's see what happens. We had one of the worst starting staffs in baseball last year. We replaced Chen with Gallardo. A lot of people think it will be better. We'll see.

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We didn't have guys who could come in and help the big club before DD got here. We had guys like Jo Jo Reyes, Chris Jakubauskas, and Clay Rapada to come up and help out. If it is so easy to have depth at AAA why didn't Andy Macphail bother with it.

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Andy was busy trying to get better than replacement level players on the big league club.

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