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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Where does Bundy factor into the Orioles’ season?

As each day passes, it seems more obvious that Bundy will be called up and make his major league debut before the season ends. At age 19. After beginning the year at low Single-A Delmarva.

Bundy figured to get an inning here and there out of the bullpen, but not according to the latest rumor, which has the Orioles recalling him on Aug. 31 and giving him a start on Sept. 6 against the Yankees at Camden Yards.

As the old Baltimore saying goes—why not?

escabeche Posted: August 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM | 23 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:11 AM (#4218473)
I'm surprised they'd start him against the Yankees. I don't know if Bundy has enough hype to bring out any kind of crowd, but it seems like you might as well save it for a day when you won't have the Yankees' fans coming out.
   2. escabeche Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM (#4218477)
Sorry I messed up the formatting -- the first two lines are from Kubatko's post, the third is from me.
   3. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:16 AM (#4218479)
Not to mention it's kind of a waste to have him on the roster for 5 days just not to pitch. It seems too contrived to save him to pitch against the Yankees.
   4. SG Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM (#4218482)
I'd assume calling him up on August 31 would be so that he's potentially eligible for the postseason roster without any shenanigans.
   5. JJ1986 Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:26 AM (#4218487)
Stu Pomeranz, at least, is on the 60-day DL, so that should mean they can add any pitcher to the post season roster.
   6. Belfry Bob Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:43 AM (#4218495)
'Hey, kid...we're in a post-season race and all, but we'd like to start you next week. Against the Yankees.'

Wow.

On the other hand, could it be worse than Tommy Hunter?
   7. shoelesjoe Posted: August 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM (#4218501)
No way the Orioles throw a 19 year old rookie fresh off the bus against the Yankees when both teams are (assumably) still fighting for a playoff spot. The O's have 12 games in September against Seattle, Toronto, and Boston so they'd likely have him start against one of those bottom dwellers rather than the Bombers.
   8. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:11 PM (#4218511)
There's you locker, here's your uniform and oh, look, Derek Jeter is already in the batters box, waiting for you to pitch.
   9. Swedish Chef Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:30 PM (#4218534)
BREAKING: @Orioles acquire LHP Joe Saunders and cash from @dbacks in exchange for RHP Matt Lindstrom and player to be named later.
   10. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:33 PM (#4218537)
Is it just me, or have there been a lot of waiver deals this year?
   11. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:37 PM (#4218539)
granted, it was low A and only 8 starts, but his line at Delmarva this year was mind-boggling
   12. DKDC Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:40 PM (#4218544)
Sept 6 is supposed to be Hammel's first start if his rehab goes well, so maybe Bundy would pitch an inning in relief.

Of course, projecting the Orioles probable starter two weeks in advance is just not a useful exercise - they've gone in to several series this year without knowing who was going to pitch game 2 or 3.

I'm not sure if Bundy is ready or not, but I LOVE the all hands on deck approach Duquette is taking. They've captured lightning in the bottle and Duquette will throw anything in the organization at it if he thinks it will help them win.
   13. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: August 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM (#4218548)
Thought "Bundy factor" was from that old TV show.
   14. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: August 26, 2012 at 01:06 PM (#4218557)
Dylan scored 4 touchdowns in a single game for Polk High against Andrew Johnson high in the 1966 city championship game....even though he was born in 2002.
   15. UCCF Posted: August 26, 2012 at 01:09 PM (#4218559)
granted, it was low A and only 8 starts, but his line at Delmarva this year was mind-boggling

You're not kidding. I don't think I've ever seen a 0.233 WHIP before. 5 hits and 2 walks in 30 innings (vs 40 Ks).
   16. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 26, 2012 at 01:35 PM (#4218565)
Is it just me, or have there been a lot of waiver deals this year?

Recently teams seem to be going all-in on either winning or losing. The first time I felt this way was in 2009 when the Dodgers added Vicente Padilla, Jon Garland, Ronnie Belliard and pinch-hitter/theoretical World Series DH Jim Thome, all at the end of August. The following year the Giants added Ramon Ramirez, Javier Lopez, Mike Fontenot, Jose Guillen, and Cody Ross, all of whom were on their new team's World Series roster 2-3 months later.

I think winning teams have finally realized just how rare a chance at the pennant is for anyone other than the Yankees, and losing teams have decided that the economic benefit of getting rid of relatively-high-priced players outweighs the negative message it sends to fans (fans who are already checked out anyway).
   17. Rennie's Tenet Posted: August 26, 2012 at 02:02 PM (#4218584)
The Pirates drafted a guy in 1992 who took the minors by storm by going 7-1 with a 1.43 ERA and a WHIP of .783 while advancing from low A to Triple A. They didn't pull the trigger on bringing him to the majors, though, and may have regretted it when they lost the NLCS in seven games. That young man's name: Brett Backlund.

So now you know...the rest of the story....
   18. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: August 26, 2012 at 02:20 PM (#4218589)
Brett Backlund is happy someone remembers him.
   19. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 26, 2012 at 02:22 PM (#4218590)
So now you know...the rest of the story....
In their defense, they probably had questions about his makeup, ever since he lost that title to the Iron Shiek, he'd never been the same.
   20. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: August 26, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4218609)
Brett Backlund is happy someone remembers him.

The Iron Sheik remembers him. Or at least the surname.

EDIT: Oh, the perils of not refreshing the page for 20 minutes or more! Coke to RB.
   21. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: August 26, 2012 at 02:47 PM (#4218610)
the Giants added Ramon Ramirez, Javier Lopez, Mike Fontenot, Jose Guillen, and Cody Ross, all of whom were on their new team's World Series roster 2-3 months later.

Needless nitpick: That's not how I remember that part going.

I say throw Bundy out there. Why not? I'd bet this is just gamesmanship on the part of the O's, though.
   22. Accent Shallow Posted: August 26, 2012 at 04:12 PM (#4218655)
It's only been 2 starts, but Bundy isn't exactly setting the Eastern League aflame.
   23. JJ1986 Posted: August 26, 2012 at 04:16 PM (#4218658)
Bundy was supposed to start today, but it's pouring rain.

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