I think Hall started off a little too amped up. He does have a tendency towards wildness and obviously when emotions are running high that’s a time when that trait can come out. Kudos to Elias and Hyde for sticking with him and giving him a chance to get his feet back on the ground.
Now the issue is whether he can be sufficiently pitch-efficient to be a starter in the majors. His last 8.2 innings, he averaged 17.7 pitches per inning. That’s not awful, couid get him through 5+ and ocassionally 6 IP. Of course, he only walked 2 batters in that span and honestly he’s more likely to be a 4+ BB/9 guy, especially next year.
In any event, I think the time he spent in the majors will allow him to be much better prepared and focused coming into 2023 than he would have been if they’d kept him in AAA following that one bad start. I’m looking forward to seeing the 2023 version of Hall.
Westburg, Ortiz, and Norby. Who do the Orioles value the most? Who do other teams value the most? Conceivably, the Orioles have enough depth to trade at least two of the 3. Which one are you least willing to part with?
I went Cleveland. That’s a bedraggled city that could use some happiness. And it’s a very well run franchise.
I will say, getting the Yankees eliminated is more important to me than who else wins. But I do have mild preferences among the other teams.