Neither are the Astros or Indians, not even for All-Stars who are better than Colome at their best.
The Astros call on probably broken Osuna the same one we probably ought to have made with broken Britton that year, but it is one more data point for one or both of owners crying poverty and the Astros looking at the egress of all their good players.
Now, are any members of the last good Astros team part of the next good Orioles team is a juicy bone to pick sometime in the next 6-36 months?
I can't imagine that the O's would just let him leave to finish his degree without having an understanding a long time ago that he was going to get a chance to do this during the offseason. Maybe it was written into his contract?
But is that good logic? You NEED good pitchers. If a certain percentage are going to lose the injury lottery, shouldn't you pick MORE so that you will have a better chance of getting some that don't get hurt?
Kind of a cost of doing business type thing.
Just two more cents from me. I'll assume him missing the camp is partly injury related. If not, although I understand the importance of a degree, he was paid over $5 million to start a job. That has to be his #1 priority above all else. If he missed instructs ONLY because of the college thing then I got a big problem with it.