There are now 112 days remaining until Orioles Opening Day 2020. Today marks the first day of the post-Dylan Bundy era of the Orioles. One week from today, the O’s will probably dabble in the Rule 5 draft as the winter meetings come to a close.
If you’re only just digging into the news, make sure to check out my post about Bundy getting traded to the Angels for four minor league pitchers, none of whom are anywhere near an MLB-wide top prospects list or even near the top of an Angels prospect ranking.
It’d be a surprise if there’s two straight days of something happening, but the Bundy trade discussions surely weren’t the only ones Mike Elias has been having, so who knows when something else might happen? Bundy might not be the last familiar face dealt this offseason.
If you’re wondering who is going to replace Bundy in the rotation in the short-term, the answer will probably end up being nobody whose pitching you end up enjoying. We got quite a taste in 2019 of the sorts of pitchers who will get to pitch as long as the Orioles have holes in the rotation and no desire to rush prospects to MLB to fill the gaps. It won’t be Aaron Brooks because…