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I don't get the hand wringing by some on this move. It's the logical move if you ask me. First, the team needs a guy who can go multiple innings in their bullpen after last night's 13-inning (8-relief inning) affair. Two, it's makes the most sense to do bring someone up on the 40-man roster. Three, it's may only be for the weekend depending upon Gonzo' s PL. And lastly, this gives the Orioles a look at Arrieta out of the pen. Honestly, at this point, the Orioles should just convert him into a relief pitcher and see what he does in that role full-time.

Why not call up Mike Belfiore? He's on the 40 man. Unless they don't want a lefty? Which wouldn't make sense considering a lot of their lefties are power guys.

He's made 18 appearances, 32 2/3 IP. Averaging 2 IP. He's had a few 3+ IP affairs (a3 2/3 IP and a 3 1/3 IP) in the last 10 appearances. His ERA overall is 3.86, but 2.70 in his last 10 appearances. Good strikeout rate: 33 in 32 2/3 IP. Walks are 12 (~3 BB/9). Hits are right around a hit per inning. Maybe the WHIP is a concern at 1.41? But Arrieta has been atrocious down in AAA lately. His last 5 appearances:

May 7th: 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 2 SO, 2 BB, 292 average against

May 25th: 1 IP, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 250 average against

May 29th: 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 063 average against

June 3rd: 5 2/3 IP, 8 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 385 average against

June 9th: 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 409 average against

In those 5 appearances he's only struck out 8 hitters in 23 IP. That's a 3 SO/9. Number of walks? 9 for a 3.5 BB/9. That is a terrible ratio. He's allowed 28 hits. That's a 11 H/9. Total WHIP in that time? 1.609 WHIP.

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Why not call up Mike Belfiore? He's on the 40 man. Unless they don't want a lefty? Which wouldn't make sense considering a lot of their lefties are power guys.

He's made 18 appearances, 32 2/3 IP. Averaging 2 IP. He's had a few 3+ IP affairs (a3 2/3 IP and a 3 1/3 IP) in the last 10 appearances. His ERA overall is 3.86, but 2.70 in his last 10 appearances. Good strikeout rate: 33 in 32 2/3 IP. Walks are 12 (~3 BB/9). Hits are right around a hit per inning. Maybe the WHIP is a concern at 1.41? But Arrieta has been atrocious down in AAA lately. His last 5 appearances:

May 7th: 6 2/3 IP, 4 ER, 2 SO, 2 BB, 292 average against

May 25th: 1 IP, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 250 average against

May 29th: 5 IP, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 063 average against

June 3rd: 5 2/3 IP, 8 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO, 385 average against

June 9th: 4 2/3 IP, 7 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO, 409 average against

In those 5 appearances he's only struck out 8 hitters in 23 IP. That's a 3 SO/9. Number of walks? 9 for a 3.5 BB/9. That is a terrible ratio. He's allowed 28 hits. That's a 11 H/9. Total WHIP in that time? 1.609 WHIP.

I am not sure. Maybe they want to show Jake off.

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OK, so let's say Gonzalez misses his next start on paternity leave, Sunday 6/16. Gausman last started on 6/13, so he won't be ready. If you call Britton up in the paternity move, then Gausman has to stay down 10 days. So then on Gausman's turn, 6/18, who goes? It seems to me that if they need Britton on Sunday, they need to still make the move for Gausman in exchange for Gonzalez to get him back up here, and then make a separate move to bring up Britton.

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The other question is: when Gonzalez comes back, which one goes down? The other other question is: when Chen comes back, does the other one go down? It all depends on performance I suppose. But there's a lot to think about.

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The other question is: when Gonzalez comes back, which one goes down? The other other question is: when Chen comes back, does the other one go down? It all depends on performance I suppose. But there's a lot to think about.

They will both go down. You are right though when Miggy goes on the paternity list Gausman or Britton will come up and make the start Tuesday. Unless he goes before Sunday then which i think they would bring both Britton and Gausman with Arrieta going back down and Miggy going on paternity list. Arrieta will not come up here to start just relief. Today and tomorrow will make show what happens. I am sure they have a very good idea when Miggy will go on the paternity list they can send her to the DR. at this point and he can give a very good idea atleast when she goes in labor.

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This is the right move for a number of reasons, some of them procedural .Plus Jake could be a good option in many situations IF

he can throw strikes. And, its not likely he will be here for long anyway.

Too bad the other Orioles pitchers don't receive the same benefit of the doubt you continually offer Arrieta, who hangs himself with his short leash every time.

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