Orioles Links: Bundy, Bedard, Roster Moves

The newly-acquired Joe Saunders makes his Orioles debut tonight against the White Sox as the O's look for their fifth straight victory.  A Baltimore win would put the Orioles just 2.5 games behind the Yankees for first place in the AL East.  Here are some notes from Charm City…

  • Dylan Bundy won't be called up for the Orioles' pennant drive, manager Buck Showalter told reporters (including MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli).  The right-hander will instead pitch in the instructional league once the Double-A season concludes.  While Showalter "couldn’t ask for a better progression” of Bundy's minor league development, he and the team feel that the 19-year-old Bundy isn't yet ready for Major League hitters.
  • The Orioles don't appear to be interested in left-hander Erik Bedard, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.  The Pirates released Bedard yesterday after the southpaw posted a 5.01 ERA, 8.5 K/9 rate and a 2.11 K/BB ratio in 24 starts in Pittsburgh.  Bedard spent five seasons with the O's before being traded to the Mariners in 2008 in the deal that brought Adam Jones and Chris Tillman (among others) to Baltimore.
  • Showalter also told reporters (including Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore) that the team is looking at Randy Wolf as a starting pitcher, though he isn't ruling out using Wolf out of the bullpen.  The Orioles will sign Wolf and activate him before Friday but the deal hasn't yet been officially finalized.
  • GM Dan Duquette hasn't been afraid to make moves this year, as FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal notes how the Orioles' willingness to shuffle their roster has helped the team to their surprising record.

10 Responses to Orioles Links: Bundy, Bedard, Roster Moves Leave a Reply

  1. PWNdroia 3 years ago

    Erik Bedard > Randy Wolf

  2. Carl Langley 3 years ago

    I’m sorry, maybe I’m emotionally invested, but I want Bedard over Wolf or Saunders. We got the other two, pick up a third. You can’t have enough lefties going into September. You aren’t going to call up young bucks to fill the 40-man, get some experienced vets for cheap.

  3. MB923 3 years ago

    For sure it’s the right move. Don’t want to ruin Bundy’s career, otherwise he might just end up a women’s shoe salesman.

  4. Jwick22 3 years ago

    It took me a minute but once it all clicked i got a good laugh out of it

  5. mstrchef 3 years ago

    Only if he scored four touchdowns in one game.

  6. Michael 3 years ago

    When he does get to Baltimore, if they play the “Love and Marriage” theme when he comes in, I’ll totally lose it.

  7. Lookouts400 3 years ago

    Even the Hawk and Cy Stone were talking about the lack of attendance on GN. It’s getting to be quite the conversation topic around baseball.

  8. MB923 3 years ago

    I was actually at the Yankee game last night. What did Kay say?

  9. MB923 3 years ago

    No but he threw 4 CG shutouts for Polk High

  10. Lefty_Orioles_Fan 3 years ago

    It wasn’t anything horrible.
    I don’t have it word for word.
    The basic gist was he knows the economy is bad.
    It’s bad all all over, but Yankees fans find a way to attend games and yet the Orioles fans just simply don’t come out even though they are in the pennant race/wild card hunt.
    Then they panned over the stadium and showed the crowd, which was pretty decent size. What 40 or 50 k. I have the baseball package and just wanted to catch the end of the game since it was close, it was pure chance that he just happened to be talking about it.

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