K/9 up to 8.7. That was his weakness last year. If he can miss bats at that rate he is going to be very successful. Zero walks yesterday. I just love watching guys like that pitch. Unfortunately most of the playoff contenders are big HR hitters. Not sure his approach will work well vs Yankees and Jays. Definitely give Tyler one of the home starts and hope the wall helps him out.
He's one of those guys that need to be included when there is a discussion on Orioles with the most pure power. Not sure of the majors but I remember some 500 ft plus bombs in the minors.
Outside of Adley, the only other player that doesn't have an immediate replacement was Mullins. Obviously we don't know how long he'll be out, but the next 2-4 weeks could define how much Elias believes in the team.
Cowser would be the move if he was healthy. He went on the 7 day IL on May 20th. Elias said 4 days ago that he was days away. So it really depends on whether he physically is ready. He is ready performance wise.
40 man roster spots are a concern from a management stand point. They have one open spot and the can move Seth Johnson to the 60 day IL.
They have Cowser and Westburg that will both require 40 man roster moves. Do they want to use one of those spots for Cameron?
If Cowser is close but not ready the way to save a 40 man roster spot is to promote Ortiz and move Frazier to the outfield for a few days.
The Cowser move seems imminent.
I think the move will be Ortiz getting the bulk of the time at 2nd with Frazier and McKenna picking up the slack in the outfield. If Mullins is out for an extended period we could see Cowser finally get a shot,
I saw the interview Brendon Mortenson did with Jackson Holliday for MASN, and Jackson is an impressive young man. He's well spoken, and seems like he has a good head on his shoulders. I like how motivated he is and how he sets goals for himself.
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