OriolesRedskins28 wrote:I know I am. It's always the same script: stretches of dominance ending with a meltdown. The Orioles have tried everything with him: different pitch selection, different delivery, better conditioning, biomechanical analysis, sports psychology... nothing has worked. He's 27 years old there's really no excuse for his inconsistency at this point. The O's should have traded Arrieta when they had the chance because at this point I don't see him as anything more than AAA SP depth.
I would like to see Arrietta get off to a good start so he becomes attractive to another team if we need to add an important long term piece this summer. I still think Britton becomes a solid #3 ML SP, and if Matusz's ceiling is as a lock down late reliever there COULD be worse results for a #4 draft pick.
OriolesRedskins28 wrote:The O's should have traded Arrieta when they had the chance because at this point I don't see him as anything more than AAA SP depth.
LA Detective wrote:I still think he is fixable and will be a very good starter for stretches but probably not in the Majors right now....Tilman same as Arrieta but has no choice but to do it in the majors.
ofahn wrote:I really believe we should start focusing on converting both of those guys into relievers. They could both be dominant late game pitchers IF they can just harness their control issues for about 25 pitches.
birdwatcher55 wrote:I think we're stuck with JA until Stevie Johnson is ready
LA Detective wrote: I really dont want to see ... McFarland in the rotation.
LA Detective wrote:I would rather not over-expose him. I think he fits well where he is due to smaller doses. As he gains experience his role could expand. Then again, if things don't change he might be a better option than the few non-strike thowers we seem to have.
I never looked at McFarlands back ground. If he was an inning eater in the minors then that would change my opinon. SJohnson seemed to go deep into games in the minors. Doesn't mean he can do it here but leads to a possiblity.
ofahn wrote:FWIW - get in your Delorean and go back to this date in 2012. Then swap McFarland's name for Miguel Gonzales. Just think about that for a minute.
LA Detective wrote:Funny and good point. And with 7 walks in 13ip I dont think Britton is ready for Wednesday anyway.
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