Roch Kubatko's article from earlier today talked about the upcoming meetings...
Tillman is out of options and his stock has never been higher. Is this the time for the Orioles to move him in the right deal or slot him into the April rotation and, hopefully, be further rewarded for their patience?
Tillman being out of options must be a consideration. However, if they do move him they had better get a really good ballplayer heading into the prime of his career. Arrieta seems to me, to be the better trade chip. To my thinking he also has a higher upside long term. I only bring this up because Roch Kubatko has proven pretty astute at times. Where do the rest of you line up on this?
To my thinking a guy that hits 30 HRs and only bats .240 and strikes out way too often does not represent a good return. To me you want a guy that smacks 20 HRs and bats .275 or better with a fine OBP. Am I the only one that looks at it this way?
Am I wrong to think moving one of the younger arms in exchange for first rate positional prospects might be the better way to go? If we are going to continue focusing our drafts on arms. Perhaps it's time to replenish our system at positions this way. For 2013 I see us as a .500 team. I know that must sound pessimistic to most of you. But I enjoyed 2012 and want more of that. But looking at our farm system. I just do not see anything astounding on the horizon past Bundy. Yes, Gausmann perhaps, but we just do not even know about him just yet.