osforlife wrote:Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman- AA Rotation
I could see Bundy starting in AAA. He just needs to put the finishing touches on his complimentary pitches to be ready for the majors.
shouldn't be our number #5 starter by mid-june that distinction should hopefully go to Dylan Bundy
What I see as Bundy's biggest obstacle to become a full time member of the Orioles' staff is the innings limit the team will put on him this year. He threw 105.1 innings last year and the team will almost certainly not allow him to exceed 150 this year. If you assume he'll need about a third of those in AAA to finish off his curve ball and change up he'd have about 100 innings left for Baltimore.
Do you let him pitch until he hits his limit? If so, we'll have our own Strasburg controversy next year and a potential big hole in the rotation in September and October. Do you try to delay his return to Baltimore so he can pitch till the 162nd game? If so, you still wouldn't have any innings left for the post season.
I honestly think the best course for Dylan Bundy is let him get his work in at AAA and ONLY bring him up on an emergency basis. If he pitches about 50 ML innings spread out over about eight starts he'll get enough experience to be ready for 2014 when he should be cleared to pitch a full season.
Let's face it; if we NEED Dylan Bundy as a SP in 2013 then a whole LOT of things have gone wrong.