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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Happy Bundy Day

After last night's marathon 18 inning affair with the Mariners, the Orioles have called up their number one prospect, Dylan Bundy.
The Orioles used 8 pitchers in the game last night, so they needed someone in the bullpen tonight, just in case Joe Saunders gets shelled and can't pitch deep into the game.  Bundy was supposed to have been shut down and sent to instructional league in Florida, but last night's craziness facilitated the move.

I should be worried.  I mean, in years past, the rushing of certain pitching prospects to the majors seems to have continually had a negative impact on the organization.  However, in Bundy's case, I think this was a good move.  It speaks of Tampa's promotion of then prospect David Price in the latter weeks of the 2008 season.  Price came in out of the bullpen and was dominant during the Rays' postseason run that year.  I'm hoping that Bundy can have a similar impact on the Orioles.

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