I appreciate this thought experiment, but I think it’s more productive to think about reasonable possibilities: some addition-by-subtraction moves, plus a couple of additions who surprisingly outperform their traditional expectations( think Steve Pearce) and in-house guys who do the same( John Means, etc) how close can we get?
remember once in the playoffs, luck is a bigger benefactor of the mediocre teams than it is the truly great ones.
I don’t think there’s any way, but I DO think we can be third in the division and possibly get the 2WC, without any silly FA signings or desperation trades.
The Baltimore Orioles will not win the World Series in 2020.
This is how the Orioles might win the World Series next year (2021)
1. Trevor Bauer (SP) - $35 million. The biggest need for the Orioles a TOR starter. Bauer is the best FA pitcher on the market, and will command a large contract.
2. DJ LeMahieu (2B/3B) - $15 million. Would have to decide whether it makes more sense to have LeMaheiu at third and Alberto at second or vice versa.
3. Alex Colome (CP) - $10 million. While the Orioles bullpen did performances, there was a real problem with closer. Colome fulfills this need.
4/5 Two of Akin/Kremer/Eschelman
C Two of Severino/Sisco/Rustchman
DH - platoon of Stewart/Severino/Sisco/etc.
I was going to ask what makes him toolsy besides the power but Hoosiers post suggests he has speed and can go get the ball. Sounds like the arm is average at best. Is there any chance he's a potential CF?