Seafordeagles wrote:Wow this is a surprise. I would much rather see Tommy Hunter moved if anyone is traded.
osforlife wrote:If I was Dan Duquette and/or Buck Showalter, I'd have a rotation of:
Hammel, Chen, Tillman, Gonzalez, S. Johnson
and a bullpen of:
J. Johnson, O'Day, Patton, Hunter, Ayala, Strop, McFarland
In an attempt to keep everybody in the organization, send Jake Arrieta and Brian Matusz down to AAA. I see no reason to trade Ayala, especially considering...
the prospect we get for him will be nothing of great value and likely won't contribute at the major leagues at all. We don't have any needs at the major league level than we could get from Ayala. This back-up catcher talk is puzzling to me. The Orioles have Matt Wieters, Taylor Teagarden, Luis Exposito, Luis Martinez, Caleb Joseph, and Brian Ward all in the high minors or majors.
osforlife wrote:I see no reason to trade Ayala,
I would trade Ayala in a hot minute IF we could get a ML ready C that still has options. Ayala may have had a good ERA, but his record allowing inherited runners to score was HORRIBLE.
mikezpen wrote:I wouldn't trade him for some piece of junk just to open a spot on the roster.I'd move him for a catcher-say in A ball-who has upside.That mite be a smart move.But not for another "catch-and-throw" type who can't hit a ball past the infield.We have enough of those in the organization.
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