I had no idea what the Oriole's plans were for Hoes until I read the quotes from Stockstill I had assumed he was moved to the OF for good. So I don't get wasting a half to full year of the best player's development time for others whose upside is much less. I like Miclat, he does have some value but at some point you have to make a decision on the organization's best long term options. Adams has some ability with the bat, but if he can't field, he can't field. Not that Miclat is better but it is his first year at the position so he gets a pass. I think Stockstill failed us here, and badly. Of course Andy MacPhail did too by bringing back Cesar.
So what are the Orioles plans for next year? I know its all speculation on our parts. Hoes has to start at 2nd in AA and will likely remain there for the year right?. Does Miclat supplant Adams at 2nd? Does Adams make the ML roster? If the thinking is he will part of the ML team, then even on the bench the experience and tutoring as a part time player might have been better for him. I know the Orioles want players to be ready (or maybe that was just Dave Trembley) but a team that is going to lose close to 100 games obviously is lacking players that are ready (because they don't care every day) anyway.
They have similar logjam problems at 1st base too between AA/AAA.
***the proceeding is just generalized frustration with the Orioles at all levels***