docjj wrote: Are the O's contractually bound to call him up at a certain point? How much time does he have left in the minors before we have to call him up?
birdwatcher55 wrote:You have already eaten close to $6 million for a guy who has not thrown a pitch for you. What's another $2 million unless you strictly want him to mop up??? If that's the case, who gets cut??? If you don't trust this guy to start for you and he's essentially a starter, then you have a worthless situation. I can't see the Orioles (a) wasting roster space; and (b) Buck trusting him enough to pitch in a playoff race
birdwatcher55 wrote:I read it and like I wrote: you have a worthless situation right now. Call it what you want, and do any procedural move you want with him but the bottom line is this guy has not thrown an inning for you in two years and likely never will on the major league level. He's become a massive $8 million dollar hit
I hope you understand that is a rhetorical statement and either wasn't a realistic possibility without overpaying.
Old Sneakers wrote:
Re-signing Saunders would've been good business. Getting a front line starter would have been far to costly. The team needs inning eating starting pitching or we are going to remain mediocre at best.