Penn and Baez seem safe. But Bass and Simon have had more interesting springs. I'm not sure what the Orioles have to lose by taking a bit of a gamble. Simon, who was signed out of the Mexican League last year and missed the first couple weeks of camp dealing with visa issues, has had a couple of good outings this spring, but no, I don't trust that he's the real deal. Not yet. I suppose in the five slot maybe you give him a few outings in April and see if he can get batters out in the regular season.