I don’t disagree with that at all, the reason I don’t understand this decision is because as has been mentioned you could get a better catcher than Severino for less money, but mainly, on defense, which is really what we need from catcher at the moment, neither of our catchers is worthwhile. Neither of them calls a good game neither of them frames very well, neither has what it needs to help the pitching. On offense, they each have major issues. I Personally would’ve gotten rid of Sisco long time ago, but I understand why he’s still here. But then why keep Severino? It doesn’t seem to make sense.
The main thing is to help the pitching and neither of them does that.
Sure but that doesn’t mean you don’t play him everyday to make sure the light bulb doesn’t turn on. He would hardly be the first player to take some time to get going and given how they have handled him and given him inconsistent at bats, it’s not surprising he has struggled.
They don’t care about winning anyway, so play the young guy and see if he start to hit like he did for his pro career.
“Eddie Rosario is a good enough player to have his flaws scrutinized. He doesn’t reach base enough and he doesn’t add much outside of his pop. But that power has been consistent, and it makes him an above-average performer. Some within the game even believe that his production isn’t that far off from his projected salary. However, the Twins have Alex Kirilloff waiting in the wings. He’ll be paid near the league minimum. Meanwhile, Rosario will cost nearly $10 million. That’s a decent chunk of change for a team that could throw that money toward their pitching needs. Barring a surprise trade, Rosario is a good bet to enter the free agent pool.”
It seemed last year that the more Hyde played Mullins in center the more he liked him. Mullins began the season with very little success in the majors in his passed two seasons. But Mullins got a chance in August when Hays got hurt. He did pretty well and end up getting 89 plate appearances in September.
Its a SSS but in 2020 he had a 305/348/448/796 vs RHP. And by the end of the season Hyde was saying Mullins should be considered for a Gold Glove. That is coming a long way in a short period of time. However, he did not hit lefties well. Is the 38 PA he got he had a .216 OBP. And getting on base and using his speed is his game.
So going in to 2021 I think Hyde sees Mullins as his centerfield vs righties and a his defensive CF when the team is protecting a lead in the late innings. This put Hays in LF vs righties and in CF vs lefties. That is good for several reasons. 1) Hopefully there a less of a chance of Hays getting hurt in left compared to CF. 2) It puts the O's two rangiest outfielders in the field together which is good for the defense.
There is still a small amount of outfield playing time in LF vs lefties. Diaz when is comes up will probably spell the outfielders in RF/LF and DH. He can play vs lefties in LF. Until Diaz is promoted Mountcastle can move to left vs lefties. Mancini can move to 1B and that opens DH for someone to hit vs lefties. Maybe Urias or Stewart who does have some reverse splits. Or Stewart could just play left for lefties. But it is a small amount of at bat vs lefties for a short period of time.