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They can skip him next start, move him to pen and then bring Miggy back if they choose. I don't think they will be real hard headed about this, too much at stake.

That's all they'd need is a reliever that can't throw strikes. He should be the blowout, long man guy.

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At this point if the walks don't improve then I would ask Peterson to work with him in the off season to change his mechanics. His velocity isn't there either so maybe he can help him come up with another pitch.

This signing looks worse all the time.

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Miguel is a victim of having an option in this case. But it's still amazing how little respect he gets, given how well he has pitched over the last 3 seasons.

It's not a matter of respect it's a matter of numbers. There is only so many spots.

1. Buck is a loyalty guy. He won't turn his back on his guy. His big FA. So Jimenez had a spot locked up.

2. Chen is the only lefty.

3. Tillman won 16 games.

5. Norris has too much experience and service time. He's made 146 starts.

4. Gausman is probably the only other option to be DFA'ed. But we all know he's the Golden Boy with no fastball control and if he was sent down there would be riots outside the stadium and on this board.

So there you have it. Gonzo had to go.

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At this point if the walks don't improve then I would ask Peterson to work with him in the off season to change his mechanics. His velocity isn't there either so maybe he can help him come up with another pitch.

This signing looks worse all the time.

I don't think Peterson is going to be able to fix him.

How can you look at that delivery and NOT try and fix it? I am sure he has been worked on every step of the way and yet, here he is.

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I disagree. I think you have to give Ubaldo the opportunity to be the pitcher he was at the end of last season. If he does that, we should go far in the post-season. If he doesn't, sit him down and give the spot to Gonzalez.

I think this is a reasonable line of thinking. I can see that option being exercised by Buck.

Tough decision and one we as fans all welcome having suffered many years of irrelevance. Embrace the moment.

O's just took a 3-2 lead on the Cardinals as I write. Another frickin' homer by Caleb Joseph. 5 in 5 games. How hot can a guy get? Unbelievable.

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