I don't know Frobby. I am guessing the performance of the NRIs is irrelevant.
I think they have a plan for Lowther, Wells, and Baumann. I dont know exacrly what it is, and wouldn't be surprised if it was more conservative than a lot of us want.
But I don't think it will be changed by what the NRIs do in the spring. If The Plan is for any of the 3 guys to be here at the start or early in the season, they will be here. If, more likely, The Plan is to slow play them, then I think they will be slow played. And if all the MRI possibilities look awful, we'll either pick up someone on waivers or just go with the slightly less awful of the NRIs and suffer. I don't think the development of Zac Lowther will be affected in any way by whether Felix Hernandez has totally lost it or if he still has something left
This guy is claiming they are at #25 & #65 ...In a later tweet he specifically mentions not getting credit for the tweet when its announced. I dont know him or anything about him so take it for what its worth! I'd be happy with this but really happy if somebody else steps up and they have to up it to #25 and #45
But there is Felix and the Dark Knight. One or both may need roster spots. If the O's want a third lefty in the pen there is Abad. Elias and Holt will have to see how all that turns out. Holt likes fixing pitchers. So the guys on the waiver wire have to be better than those three too.