osforlife wrote:I don't understand why Arrieta is not even being considered as a candidate to be replaced. But I believe the obvious choice is Hunter; He's pitched the worst. He faces Toronto tonight...which I'am guessing will not go well. A fly ball pitcher vs. a homerun team usually doesn't go well. But like Buck says...these things usually work themselves out.
legmason wrote:I agree and I would favor Britton over Hunter at this point. However I'm cautiously optimistic due to the fact that Britton is still a very young pitcher and young pitching isn't something I like to place bets on.
I don't have a ton of faith in Tillman as a starter at this point but I would guess the Orioles still view him as a potential back of the rotation type if he can just keep his mechanics together. What's the word on him and his year in Norfolk? I know his stats are great but what about his peripherals?
Also, what do you guys think of Steve Johnson?
CSPitt17130 wrote:Britton hasn't exactly been an above average major league pitcher since before he got hurt midway last year. Why not let him earn his way back up to the Orioles with an initial assignment to Norfolk? Isn't that what Duquette was intending by bringing in a lot of starting pitching depth?
osforlife wrote:I'd like to see Tolleson stay on the roster but he'll probably get the demotion with Chavez coming back. Avery has really stuggled as of late. Until Britton comes back, why not give Eveland one or two starts?; demote Hunter to the pen. As Don said, I would really consider Oswalt. Who knows if Britton will come back and pitch well?
Matt P wrote:Why is Arrieta safe and Matusz isn't? Matusz has been better and more consistent than Arrieta this season.
Matt P wrote:I understand Arrieta has better stats but Matusz also started off pretty bad. Since his first 3 starts Matusz has only had 1 bad start. Matusz has given the Orioles 4 consecutive starts of 3 earned runs or less and has given up 3 earned runs or less in 6 of his last 7 starts. Arrieta has given up 3 earned runs or less in 4 games this season (none of those starts were back to back).
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