It wasn't going to be an uphill battle without the injury? If he fully recovers then he's still the same player with the same skills and ability as before just a year behind. In the end he's either good or not.
I think he earned the ending to his career he currently has. I'm fine with him going out on a low note.
He won some games with the Orioles but ultimately lost more than he won.
I'm sure Trembley tried his damnest to bring Baltimore a winner.
I wouldn't want Buck managing a team I was rooting for in 2022. Would you?
He did have a heck of a year in 2012 tho.
That’s kind of a non sequitur, isn’t it? Even if you think he had a significant role in the Orioles’ collapse, does that mean he wasn’t trying his damnest to bring Baltimore a winner? Did he not care about his players, or the fans? Did he not also have a big role in their success before the collapse?
I was thinking they'd go veteran to start the offseason, but with Nottingham in the picture now, he seems like a guy that Elias is going to at least give a chance to earn a big league job. Given he's out of options, I don't see him breaking camp with the club just to be DFA'ed a couple weeks later when Adley is promoted (assuming he starts the year in the minors, pending CBA).
I'm not sure they give him a job right out, but I don't think they're going to have him fight just to earn a job for a couple weeks to then be DFA'ed. I think he either gets a job out of spring training or starts in AAA.
That said, I think a reunion with Wynns is who they'd pair with Adley and Nottingham. I could potentially also see someone like Mathis signed after the lockout if it looks like Adley will still start the year in AAA. Mathis is a vet, obviously, but he'll play this coming season at 39 and only got in 3 games in 2021. He seems like a guy that would be brought in to camp to be a de facto coach while given a chance to hold on.