Chances are that neither will but the more guys Elisa aquires increases the odds. A lot of these guys, Kevin Smith, Stallings, Peek, etc., are very similar profiles. Guys who can pitch and maybe a velocity bump away from being something more.
I see a lot of discussion about Stallings, but not much about Pinto. Would that be because there is more readily available info on Stallings, or due to the fact that Pinto, at least in this point in time, is not considered to be as good a pitcher. IMO if one of the two turn out to be a steady, solid Pitcher for the Orioles, that would be a HR for us.
I guess it's at least good that we got to "scout" him a bit on video and through instructional camp. At least we have a sense that he likely didn't really let himself go during all of this down time. So that's good.
But is this a type that Elias targeted for a reason, or is it a live arm that Elias took as a way to dump salary? His comments indicate the former, but we really won't know until they get to playing for real in 2021.
I honestly feel like even this board, which has a lot of people who know a lot more about baseball than me, falls into the sentimental trap. I think that's part of being a fan, so I kind of support it to be honest.
But I think this poster is right to point out that Elias just isn't playing that game. He's not blowing smoke, except for the quality of the guys we got back. Hopefully that's all true.