eddie83 Posted March 15, 2015 Share Posted March 15, 2015 In options I am talking about the fact that the entire bullpen will have nobody who has options left. Whether Garcia makes it or not, this will be an issue this year. One thought about keeping Garcia is that whoever would make the team in his place, will be someone without options either more than likely. Is that one reason why maybe they will risk bringing him north? Maybe they figure if Webb makes the team they might have to let him go at some point anyway? We all know how DD and Buck manage the 40 man roster but this will be interesting to watch. Of course if the starting rotation pitches deep into games consistently that changes everything. Will the Orioles risk sending out Flaherty or Cabrera for a couple of games and playing without a UTI for a couple of games in order to get the bullpen fresh? Will there be some "mystery" DL trips, especially for someone like Garcia if he makes it. Will Gausman or Gonzalez be sent down for 10 day stretches? One thing going in their favor is that with their off days they only really need a 5th starter 5 times through the end of May. I don't think they will keep skipping whoever the number 5 guy is but the off days should help. Teams always push the importance of starters going deep but this year looks more important than normal. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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