We're back at the bar this weekend. I'm still in Florida, so we'll stick with the Tiki and palm tree motif.
Besides, the palm leaves are effectively covering the Ed Reed mural behind the bar until we can get the painters out here.
I know, you've seen that movie before. Arrieta was the club's Opening Day starter last year and eventually lost his rotation spot due to an inconsistency that has plagued him throughout his big league career.
He's 27, which is no longer young in baseball terms. But he's also not a fossil; he has plenty of good years ahead if he can figure things out.
McFarland would go to the bullpen, and it’s unlikely the Orioles would carry three left-handed relievers (unless they trade a right-hander, such as
I guess it's also possible the Orioles could send Matusz to Triple-A to continue to work on being a starter and keep McFarland in the bullpen and Arrieta in the rotation.
I don't see those scenarios happening, though. I see Arrieta being the guy.
And I want to know if you like that idea.