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The pitching is a disaster waiting to happen though. Jason Hammel and Miguel Gonzalez combined for 223 IP of about a 125 ERA+ and that is not happening again. The bullpen was pretty much unhittable and that's not likely to repeat.
The O's look OK in terms of position players although the Hardy/Machado/2B/3B thing needs to be worked out. LF is an issue and an upgrade at 1B wouldn't hurt. But they look young enough and solid enough in terms of position players -- and there's not a lot available that would be an obvious upgrade.
If the O's could find someone who hits lefties to pair with Davis at first, they'd be in much better shape.
2012 vRHP vLHPDavis .836 .792Betemit .859 .405
Tommy Hunter was throwing in the upper 90s as a reliever and topped 100 MPH? Wasn't he like 89-91 MPH as a starting pitcher for the Rangers? That seems like a crazy jump. I assume it was also accompanied by some kind of mechanical fix by some coach.
It appears that you have Davis confused with another Oriole:
A healthy Nolan Reimold is a pretty good option.
The pitching is a disaster waiting to happen though. Jason Hammel and Miguel Gonzalez combined for 223 IP of about a 125 ERA+ and that is not happening again.
That seems to be the thinking of GMs in the off-season of teams that ultimately fail. The logic is that all the bad/injured players return to career norms and all the surprisingly good/healthy players stay at that level.
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