Wow, Eric. Thanks for the insight. You really changed the way I think of Diaz. I was thinking of him as a more mobile guy with a good arm. I would not have thought of him as a Melky Cabrera type. Nice description.
We are the worst team. May not finish that way but the Orioles didnt even really try to add appreciable major league talent this offseason (not even when it could be had for cheap) outside of iglesias. They got worse by trading Bundy and releasing Villar. I predict they will trade Givens either before the season or early in it. I think Hanser turns back into an egg. They have no starters. Alex Cobb has one good season since 2014. They have no incentive this year to bring up any appreciable talent.
Boston is still good without Mookie. The yankees are in a "buy a championship" year. The Ray's made very good offseason moves. And Toronto has a trio of INF prospects about ready to play their first full season together. I would put the Orioles over under for division wins at 18 and I think that may be generous. (24 last year).