Cross these guys off the list:
”The first round of cuts was made today, with the Orioles reassigning catcher Brett Cumberland, infielder Mason McCoy, right-hander Marcos Diplán and left-handers Josh Rogers and Zach Muckenhirn to Twin Lakes camp.”
No surprises there.
Hope so. I think Tillman had more national recognition than anyone on last year’s Bowie staff, though. BA had him at 22nd, BP 16th after that 2008 season. I’d actually be pretty pleased if anyone on last year’s Bowie staff had a five-year run like Tillman had in 2012-16. I really liked Tilly; it’s a shame that his shoulder didn’t hold up.
While I'm certainly not advocating heavily investing in any 28 year old, the O's are planning to throw several young starting pitchers out there, and it behooves management to put as good a team as makes financial and developmental sense behind them. Adhering to the Ravens' "right player-right price" motto, Franco would clearly improve the team, and as long as they don't overpay, it makes sense. Rio Ruiz is not the future. Franco at least has a semi-enviable track record.