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Amid hopes for an even stronger bullpen in 2017, Orioles can't just stock it with young starters

Amid hopes for an even stronger bullpen in 2017, Orioles can't just stock it with young starters

Orioles manager Buck Showalter, during his appearance as part of the team’s Hot Stove radio show on 105.7 The Fan, rightfully praised his bullpen as a strength that can be expected to improve in 2017.

“We might/could improve by having, say a Donnie Hart all year,” Showalter said on the show. “We might/could improve by having a healthy Darren O’Day all year. He only pitched, what 30 innings this year? Something like that. Who could expect Zach [Britton] and Brad [Brach] to do the same thing they did out of the bullpen, but why not?

"Mychal Givens, you’ve got to put in that same group as [Dylan] Bundy and [Kevin] Gausman — a young...

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