By Dan Connolly
The Baltimore Sun
7:30 AM EDT, May 12, 2014
I've been hearing a whole lot of grumbling at the bar from Orioles fans recently.
It's kind of interesting that this club is in first place and the fan base isn’t satisfied.
Frankly, I kind of like it. But there also is a certain need for patience and common sense, too.
Anyway, I have received several emails and Twitter comments from people who think the Orioles need to make some 25-man roster changes.
They made one after Sunday's game, sending left-handed reliever T.J. McFarland back to Triple-A Norfolk. They’ll replace him with another long reliever.
Josh Stinson, if he is put on the 40-man roster again, and Steve Johnson are probably the best candidates. Kevin Gausman started Saturday and Mike Wright started Sunday for Norfolk.
But I know many of you want more.
Some of you have complained about Ryan Flaherty and David Lough, who have struggled at the plate. I understand, but who comes up to be your utility infielder and fourth outfielder? And, all-around, are they that much better?
Others think Delmon Young should be removed since he and Steve Pearce are somewhat redundant (though they both have produced when called upon).
Then there is the starting rotation.
I’ve heard all kinds of comments about that, including from some people who wanted to eat Ubaldo Jimenez’s four-year contract after a bad month. Yeah, that would make sense.
I’m not sure we are going to see wholesale changes here, people.
But I’ll give you the floor. Or the barstool, in this case. You are allowed to make one move with the Orioles’ current personnel (majors and minors). What do you do?
Daily Think Special: What’s one move you would make to the Orioles’ 25-man roster to make it better? And why?
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