Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
wildcard

The O's need stopgap starters

Recommended Posts

Until the Bowie crowd  and Akin are  ready .

Here are the kind of pitchers I think the O's will go after:

Hector Noesi (32) 11-4, 3.82 ERA in the PCL

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=456051#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL

 

Colin Rea (29)  14-4, 3.95 ERA in the PCL

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=607067#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALinte

 

Michael Peoples (28)  10-6, 3.98 ERA in the International League

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=l117&player_id=621191#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL

 

I am not saying these will be the pitchers Elias signs but these are the type of pitchers I think he goes after.   They are in the  mold on Wojo and Brooks.  They can start or be long relievers.  They could be on major league contracts or minor league contract with an invite to ST.  If they don't make the team out of ST I see them pitching att Bowie filling out the rotation with DL Hall and Sedlock and be ready for a call up when needed.

 

 

 

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If they're six-year MiLB free agents, sign 'em up. O's showed last year they are a good landing place for pitchers in search of an opportunity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It would seem that Peoples and Rea would have at least one option remaining.  That is where the interest would be.  Peoples has never been DFA'd so he could be out-righted if the need arises.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, wildcard said:

Until the Bowie crowd  and Akin are  ready .

Here are the kind of pitchers I think the O's will go after:

Hector Noesi (32) 11-4, 3.82 ERA in the PCL

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=456051#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL

 

Colin Rea (29)  14-4, 3.95 ERA in the PCL

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=milb&player_id=607067#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALinte

 

Michael Peoples (28)  10-6, 3.98 ERA in the International League

http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?sid=l117&player_id=621191#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL

 

I am not saying these will be the pitchers Elias signs but these are the type of pitchers I think he goes after.   They are in the  mold on Wojo and Brooks.  They can start or be long relievers.  They could be on major league contracts or minor league contract with an invite to ST.  If they don't make the team out of ST I see them pitching att Bowie filling out the rotation with DL Hall and Sedlock and be ready for a call up when needed.

 

 

 

Rea's 7-7 with a 4.69 of MLB experience is better than most of what we had pitching this past season.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I appreciate this article, but it’s just illustrates how many moving parts are going to be dancing around between now and March, and how much our own roster depends upon the discards of other teams.

After the season, Wynne team start to clean out their 40 man roster, that’s when will have the chance to make some worthwhile moves, unfortunately, the Tigers now have first crack at everything. Oh well…

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Philip said:

I appreciate this article, but it’s just illustrates how many moving parts are going to be dancing around between now and March, and how much our own roster depends upon the discards of other teams.

After the season, Wynne team start to clean out their 40 man roster, that’s when will have the chance to make some worthwhile moves, unfortunately, the Tigers now have first crack at everything. Oh well…

6 year minor league free agents. are not subject to any kind of worst record order.  They can be signed by any team.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I see Noesi is on the Marlins 40 man roster and was called up late in the season.  He did better as a one inning reliever than as a starter.  That may not be what the O's are looking for right now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, Philip said:

I appreciate this article, but it’s just illustrates how many moving parts are going to be dancing around between now and March, and how much our own roster depends upon the discards of other teams.

After the season, Wynne team start to clean out their 40 man roster, that’s when will have the chance to make some worthwhile moves, unfortunately, the Tigers now have first crack at everything. Oh well…

Dang.  Can't even win at losing can they?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
34 minutes ago, wildcard said:

6 year minor league free agents. are not subject to any kind of worst record order.  They can be signed by any team.

 I was not clear, I wasn’t referring to minor-league free agents, although if we can find a good one or two of those that would be great. It would also be great if maybe we could find some outstanding player in Korea or Japan and bring him back.

The main source of usable talent  for our purposes will be the 35-40 spots on the rosters of loaded teams. Looking at just the Yankees, for instance, they are filled to overflowing with candidates for the 40 man roster, as well as the need to protect the guys from the rule five draft. We could Probably assemble an improved team merely from New York discards, But because we have connections with Houston and St. Louis,  which are also very deep organizations, we might be able to sneak away some of their worthwhile discards. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Peoples would be a great pickup and we definitely need depth. But is the consensus that Akin isn't ready? He led the International League in strikeouts this past year and his ERA (4.73) was below league average (4.90).

A starting rotation of Cobb, Means, Bundy, Akin, and Wojo seems serviceable to me. It's just the drop-off after that is enormous.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, luismatos4prez said:

Peoples would be a great pickup and we definitely need depth. But is the consensus that Akin isn't ready? He led the International League in strikeouts this past year and his ERA (4.73) was below league average (4.90).

A starting rotation of Cobb, Means, Bundy, Akin, and Wojo seems serviceable to me. It's just the drop-off after that is enormous.

Have to start him in the minors so his service clock doesn't start ticking too early!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rea seems to be recovered from a few injuries, having made 26 starts this year. I saw him pitch at Indiana State so I'd like to see him do well. Seems like a good gamble to take if we could sign him. 

The 2018 season was reminiscent of Rea’s early career in the minors as he struggled to come back from surgery and dealt with an additional lat injury that slowed his rehab. He had a 5.73 ERA over 75.1 IP, but did strike out 70 batters. This year, however, something seems to have clicked for Rea at Iowa. Maybe it’s just having a renewed confidence in himself after putting the elbow issues behind him.

https://www.cubsinsider.com/2019/07/07/chicago-cubs-prospect-profile-colin-rea-looks-like-possible-plan-b-guy/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Philip said:

Looking at just the Yankees, for instance, they are filled to overflowing with candidates for the 40 man roster,

NY Free Agents

Didi Gregorious

CC Sabathia

Dellin Betances

Austin Romine

Cameron Maybin

Cory Gearrin

Players that may not have their option picked up

Edwin Encarnation

Trevor Rosenthal

Jacoby Ellsbury could be cut and salary ate (1 year plus buyout = $26 Million)

Non Tender of

Greg Bird

That make ten removed from forty

Andujar, Holder and Barrett return to forty off the 60 day DL

7 spots open on the forty for the N Y Yankees.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 Wow, thank you very much for this information. Those are the probable spots open, how many guys need to be added for rule five protection, and how many worthwhile players does that leave? 

 I don’t know whether Greg bird would be a good addition for us, but I doubt we have any other interest in the others that you mentioned, but this kind of exercise needs to be repeated for each team, And I would be surprised if we can’t find worthwhile guys to add.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wouldn't mind a dependable bullpen arm. Maybe an old guy who could be had on a 1 year deal and flipped at the deadline. Kick the tires with a spring training invite for David Hernandez?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores

News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2018 End of Season Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2019 Orioles Stats

2019 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats







×
×
  • Create New...