And by competent players you mean your definition of competent.
The O's have two catchers with a rWAR over 0 and AR waiting in the wings. The only catcher they need is a backup type at Norfolk, the kind that doesn't go onto the 40 man.
I didn’t say that they would actually look for anybody for those spots, but we definitely need competent players for those places. I think the focus is going to be on second base and third-base, and it will be catcher and 1/3 of the outfield That will be the biggest impediments to a winning record next year