The Baltimore Orioles are a young team that is destined to get to the World Series with the slew of young players it has on the team as well as the power surge that first baseman Chris Davis is going through this year. Baltimore is aggressively trying to push the envelope and is trying to get that one piece to lift the team to new heights unseen by this generation of fans.
However, the Orioles trying to shop top-pitching-prospect right-handed pitcher Dylan Bundy is a move that does not need to made in order to win ball games. If anything, Bundy is part of the team’s future. At only 20-years-old Bundy has undergone Tommy John surgery last season. Unless there is something really wrong with Bundy and it has not been disclosed, there is no reason for Baltimore to shop him. It decreases his value.
A future rotation of Bundy, Kevin Gausman, Eduardo Rodriguez and Chris Tillman is something that the rest of the teams in the American League East division need to be weary of. Baltimore has to be smarter. Of course the desire to win now is going to over take anyone’s mind because of how close the franchise was to making it to the league championship game last season, but that does not mean it should unload the farm.
The Orioles are only five games out of first place in the AL East this season. It will be an interesting last two months.