There is also the mental hurdle to get over. Being able to 'let it fly' without the fear of excrutiating pain or reaggrivating the injury can be a challenge for someone with a hand injury (or any injury for that matter).
Bullpen - He said that another bullpen signing would have to be a significant upgrade over what we have because it would hurt our flexibility.
SP - Of course we would prefer a #1 over a #2, and a #2 over a #3. And so forth. But we’re looking in that #3 range for a SP acquisition.
Hyde said we haven’t made a call on Hall or Wells coming to camp as a SP or RP. That decision will be made based on our personnel.
Elias seems like a straight shooter. He looks from input from Hyde a lot more than we think. Overall, Elias just seems to be very happy to be talking about winning versus rebuilding.
Isn’t it possible that the Orioles like Povich a lot, expect him to be a contributor in 2024, but would still be open to trading him if that’s what it took? If the WS asked for Joey Ortiz and Povich for Cease I suspect Elias would pull the trigger. Are you suggesting that the Orioles are so high on Povich that he’s essentially on the “no trade” list?