Don't know, don't really care. I'm assuming whoever starts for us this year will be not very good to pretty damn terrible. Obviously, I'd like to see some of the AAA guys step up and get the opportunities but I don't think anyone starting is going to be good regardless of where they come from.
50 seems like an awful lot considering how slow this regime has been to promote guys and start service clocks. If I had to guess based on what we know now, I'd say maybe 15 for Akin, 10 for Kremer, and I don't see 25 in there for the rest of the group. It will be more AAAA guys / waiver wire pickups.
Because it doesn't make sense to cut young players with a bunch of years of control, especially when the system is not deep with CFers and he's not that far removed from being decent. He has defensive tools. They don't NEED to cut him yet, but another season like 2019 and they could.