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Sometimes Less is more

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Just think if the O's had been able to keep Miller and with Zach Britton as well the need for 3 other pitchers would be no more. You could use them interchanging between set up and closer and use only one other as another set up man. You would only need a long man and a specialist pitcher. Give you your 4 or 5 starters and you come out with 9 pitchers. Use this logic and Miller could have been had.

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It was nice having 6 inning games last year.

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Until our starters can figure out how to routinely get into the sixth or seventh inning, everything else is pointless.

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Until our starters can figure out how to routinely get into the sixth or seventh inning, everything else is pointless.

 

The starting pitching in 2012 was pretty awful, and the bullpen carried them to the playoffs.

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Just think if the O's had been able to keep Miller and with Zach Britton as well the need for 3 other pitchers would be no more. You could use them interchanging between set up and closer and use only one other as another set up man. You would only need a long man and a specialist pitcher. Give you your 4 or 5 starters and you come out with 9 pitchers. Use this logic and Miller could have been had.

 

   The Orioles have consistently carried at least seven pitchers in their bullpen since 2012 with pretty good results.

 

   Generally, they have used the Norfolk to Baltimore shuttle when the bullpen has been taxed by an extra inning game or when the starting pitching has been

   ineffective. 

 

   One problem with your theory is that you would pretty much have to use a four man rotation. 

 

   Using your logic, the Orioles would have a four man rotation, and an overpaid and potentially  overworked bullpen.

 

   All to sign one guy ( Miller) who most likely would be a potential injury risk in this scenario.

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