I sort of feel like Bowie might get a bigger piece of the pie chart of the remaining development of all the guys who were there this summer as 2020 got them oriented to the motels, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. AA was already the proving ground for blue chips anyway.
This is my code for saying I have nary an objection should Adley/Grayson never see Frederick unless they're maybe pouring beers at a caravan stop.
Realistically, could we eat 1/2 of Cobb’s salary and trade him? I’m not so sure on that one.
He’s not good enough to crack a “contenders” rotation, and he’s too expensive for a fringe contender to buy in the offseason.
I think we’ll some interesting trades involving any of the players in arbitration(Nunez, Alberto, Severino), or our “established” relievers that have some value(Fry, Armstrong) Just to clear 40 man roster space.
Given our SP situation, it’s looking like 2023 is the earliest that we could contend. Especially if we go back to the old playoff format.
Yea, Rutschman in AA makes sense to me although it wouldn’t shock me if they started him at Frederick, just to play in 10-20 games. Rutschman never seeing AAA wouldn’t be surprising to me, so they could take this route of Frederick first to get his feet wet and then move to Bowie for most of the season.
Gunnar probably starts in Frederick. If he held his own at this camp, I don’t see why you have him in Delmarva.
The split season concept comes up occasionally, it was first used in the late 1800s for a year, then abandoned. It's sometimes used in the minors, where no one cares about the postseason (or regular season for that matter). Conceptually it's messed up because it gives a playoff birth to teams that got hot early no matter what they do the rest of the year. So you're often giving a postseason birth to a team that just hasn't been good in months, and after injuries and trades may not even be comprised mainly of the players who got them the birth.
Not sure on Henderson, but I'm right there with you on Rutschman.
And don't forget... the O's have to plug in all of the players from last year's draft and all of the players from the 2020 trades. It will be interesting to see where they land, and I have to think there will be some strong roster competitions in our system.