Jordan Tuwiner wrote:This is mostly directed at birdwatcher, but is still something to consider in general when discussing Brian Matusz and Jake Arrieta.
Birdwatcher has campaigned all season for Arrieta and Matusz to never wear and O's uniform again. Looking back at birdwatcher's posts, he/she also said similar things regarding Zach Britton.
I think it's fairly obvious that the organization's patience with Britton has worked in their favor.
Britton's ERA, FIP, and xFIP are all in line with his totals last year and his stuff has looks outstanding over his last few outings.
Arrieta and Matusz both clearly have talent and I still hold out hope for them to become successful starters down the road.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:I'm not as high on Matusz but I agree with you Jordan that neither should be given up on at this point.
LA Detective wrote:Does anyone know who has options left for next year b/t Matusz, Arrieta, SJohnson, MGonzo, Wada and Tillman?
LA Detective wrote:the idea of getting Bundy ready to help us in October
birdwatcher55 wrote:My sense is Matusz could be our next setup guy if Strop continues his decline. As for 2013, I would keep Matusz in the role he is flourishing in. Why tamper with success?? Arrieta I would jetison in a deal and then sign a FA veteran innings eater to take his place. This would give us a nice rotation: Hammel, Chen, Tillman, Saunders, and FA with Bundy on the horizon
LA Detective wrote:I would expect Bundy to be limited to between 160 and 180 innings next year so I wouldn't count on him for October UNLESS the team severely limits his innings early in the year. I expect him to be next year's Strasburg controversy.
LA Detective wrote:your right. Thats why I hope they Os take the same approach next year with Bundy. Start him out slow. Let him build up his arm and fine tune some things and get him into late July where he can come up and be available to make it thru Oct.
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