I’m sure they have their reasons for the dismissal but I don’t follow some of what you are saying here.
You are telling me the analytics department was not in communication with the staff last year concerning Bundy? Bundy also showed signs the second half of last year that he was making adjustments. We don’t know how he would have performed here this year. Bundy was better across the board but his HR rate dropped in half. Look at the competition he faced. The AL West was not a division that hit well this year. Out of 11 starts he made 5 vs Texas and Seattle combined. What if he stayed and made 5 starts here combined vs Toronto and NYY? I like Bundy but he was dealt because we aren’t ready to win and he brought 4 prospects back.
Clearly the pitching was better this year. My guess is this was not based on numbers at all and other factors are at play.
Ron Hunt averaged 26 per 162 games, but NL Oriole Hughie Jennings was at 36. Jennings once had a season where he hit .401 with 36 HBP and 19 walks. And another where he was hit by 51 pitches in 130 games.
Kremer is a former 14th round pick who's thrown less than 40 innings above AA, and I don't think he's made any top 100 prospect lists. Although he has potential he's not an established MLB starter yet.
Akin has 25 MLB innings, had a 4.73 ERA last year in Norfolk, and has less than 400 professional innings on his resume. He is not an established MLB starter yet. I like his strikeout rate, although he does not throw particularly hard.
The Orioles have a lot more potential and optimism than they do fully- (or even mostly-) formed pitchers.
In his defense Sisco gets hit better than the typical catcher (6 HBP in 121 PA). Actually collecting HBP is one of Sisco's tools, he's averaging 26 per 162 games, for reference Biggio (#2 all time) only averaged 16.