Jordan Tuwiner wrote:Obviously, there are a lot of struggling players on this team. Some people want the O's to make a trade but how much improvement can we reasonably expect from players already on the team?
Markakis back should help a lot and there's absolutely no way Hardy will be as bad as he was in the first half.
I think that either
Arrieta or Matusz (if he's not traded) will benefit from Rick Peterson's tutelage and pitch to ML average or better in August and September.
I believe IF Xavier Avery
is allowed to play every day, he will become the defensive LF we have been looking for and a solid lead off guy. I also believe that Ryan Flaherty would hit for league average and be above average defensively at 2B if he were allowed to play every day.