I received some negative feedback in November during my series on Orioles pending free agents – particularly my prediction of the likelihood that Wei-Yin Chen returns to the club.
I gave it a 1 on a scale of 1 to 10 – with a 10 being the highest probability of his return. A lot of fans weren’t happy with my assessment.
Considering the Orioles’ biggest problem last year was the rotation, and that Chen was their best starter in 2015, it would stand to reason they wouldn’t let Chen go without a fight.
So why the 1 out of 10?
Because the Orioles have never given more than four years or $50 million to a free agent pitcher in their...
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