The Orioles made a change to their catching corps today, optioning Chance Sisco to Triple-A and selecting the contract for Austin Wynns, per Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com (via Twitter).
Sisco has shared time behind the plate with Pedro Severino thus far this season. The 26-year-old is having his worst season at the plate since debuting in 2017, slashing .154/.247/.185 across 73 plate appearances.
Wynns, 30, has been a piece of the Orioles’ catching picture for the past couple of seasons, though he did not appear in 2020. Across 2018-19, however, he put up a .239/.271/.339 line in 192 plate appearances.
Richie Martin has also been transferred to the 60-day injured list. The move presumably paves the way for Hunter Harvey’s eventual activation from the 60-day injured list. An oblique strain has kept Harvey from the mound thus far in 2021.
The Tigers? Isn’t this story about the Orioles?
T C had the wrong bad team on the brain.
Edit: it’s fixed.
If it’s not about the yankees, does it really matter?
Chance Sisco sounds like a sheriff in a Western.
He’s Benjamin Sisco’s great great……….great great grandfather. No wonder he loves baseball.
Long time coming. Poor defensive catcher who cant hit. Last years success cam with a crazy inflated babip. They will slow play Adley considering they aren’t competing even though he seems like the best catcher in their system right now.
#1 pick right? I know he was rated in the top 5 in MLB prospects going into this year.
Closest the birds are getting to any kind of win these days. 13 in a row. Times are rough
When is the Stud catcher prospect being brought up! time is wasting!
Not anytime soon. Why would the Orioles burn service time?
Happy to see Wynns up, go Poway!
Sisco, the can’t miss prospect that hasn’t come close to the lofty expectations put on him. Doesn’t help that the O’s have a stud in the minor that should be up soonish. Most of the O’s super talented prospects are in high A or AA. They need to trade Trey Mancini to the Braves and collect a handful of prospects around the same lvl or better. Kyle Muller as the big name, then throw in 2 other top 30 guys. A pitcher and catcher Logan Brown maybe? Then just for the heck of it, swap Alex Jackson and Sisco. See if the change of scenery helps either of them…. Regardless of whatever hypothetical trade we come up with, this is a situation where both teams can come to a resolution that can great benefit each other.
Can’t see them trading Boom Boom. No brainer comeback-of-the-year guy, in a still-blue-collar town, and their attendance has literally been cut in half over the past few years. In 2019 (last non-Covid) they drew 1.3 M, abysmal for a franchise like Baltimore. And frankly, it doesn’t look to get any better for a while; ya, they have decent prospects, but the Yanks and Sox and Jays are all retooling on the fly, and the Rays have talent literally pouring out from their system.
Santander, maybe; even Means or Mullins. But Mancini is pretty much God in Baltimore. Too much negative PR for a franchise that really can’t stand the hit. You don’t want that (still) gorgeous stadium morphing into the Trop.
I’m a longtime boxing fan, so I’m thrilled any time I see anyone refer to Mancini as Boom Boom: I grew up not too far from where Ray came from.
If they think they’re competing in the next 2-3 years they should possibly keep all those guys. I don’t really know what they’re window is. Could probably get a haul for Means.
Mancini is a free agent in 2 years. Y’all need to trade him now for really value and players that can be real contributors in 2-3 years. If I were y’all, id ask the Braves for something like Muller, Bryse Ball, Logan Brown/Alex Jackson, and Camargo/ptbnl and give us Mancini and Sisco … this gives y’all players than can and should be real contributors between now and 2023. Understanding that AJ and Camargo are more backup players
Bring up Mickey Jannis!
vincent k. mcmahon
The Sisco kid was a friend of mine.
The O’s needed to open up a spot on the 40-man to add Wynns. Moving Martin to the 60-day DL made that possible. An additional move will be needed in order to activate Harvey.
Sisco was once the hier apparent to Matt Wieters behind the plate in Baltimore. Now he can’t even handle serving as a place holder for Adley Rutschman
Richie Martin. Wow completely forgot about him.
Those rule 5 guys rarely work out but it was smart for them to take the chance.
I guess you could say he was given his Chance.
Adley is killing it and would be such a great call up right now, but it’s better to wait until next year as the season is over in May. I guess 2023 we might have a .500 team? 2024 for a winner?
I am SO confused
It’s hard to develop a “window” in the AL East. It’s not like the Yanks/Sox/Jays are just going to sit there, and watch the O’s get better. And all the mirrors in Tampa are still working, and likely will be for the foreseeable future.
As bad as the Yanks look, worse comes to worse they’ll fire everybody and sign 3 premium Free Agents; bazinga!, instant contender. The Jay’s are certifiably a coming team, and the Sox have enough of a core to keep them in the hunt for a while.
What Elias watched happen in Houston is probably NOT the formula in Baltimore. Right now, by the time their premium prospects ( and of course at least one of them will fail, another become “meh”) are ready, Mancini/Santander/Mullins/ Means will all be somewhere else. The time-line just doesn’t work in the AL East.
The solution? Do what Mike Rizzo did; add a piece every year, even if it means (pun intended) losing another one (see Werth, Jason). Make .500 a necessity; shuffle the deck the next winter, but never become horrible (as horrible as they are now). You just can’t dig out of the hole fast enough.
Historically, this is a GREAT franchise. But right now they’re on the cusp of being the 2020s version of the Washington Senators.