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Hot O's prospect promoted, phenom Bundy next?

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08:15 AM ET 08.10 | With Baltimore calling up one of the top prosects in baseball, 20-year-old infielder Manny Machado, the next question is easy. Is 19-year-old pitching phenom Dylan Bundy next, perhaps in September? "Let's not get ahead of ourselves," executive vice president Dan Duquette said. ... Duquette said he believes prospects should succeed at Double-A before they are considered for the majors. And Bundy, the club's top pick last year, has yet to pitch above Single-A -- so far anyway. After going 6-3 with a 2.98 ERA in 11 starts at High-A Frederick and not allowing an earned run in 30 innings at Low-A Delmarva this year in his first pro season, Bundy was promoted to Bowie Wednesday night.

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August 10, 2012  08:46 AM ET

Hey hes batting 500 after one game. The left side of the infield will be great and he cant be worse than anyone else who has played third this year. Hey they have hung in all year and I agree with what Duqette said that if they can be a little better they will do it to win now

August 10, 2012  09:17 AM ET

They're probably rushing Machado a bit ... can't say that I blame them with the production they're getting from some of their infielders. But it would be worse than silly -- it would be counter-productive -- to bring up Bundy now. You don't mess with legit pitching talent. (See: Clyde, David.)

August 10, 2012  09:27 AM ET

I am sure now the O's are glad they did not deal for Greinke and lost Machado before the trade deadline.

August 10, 2012  09:57 AM ET

I recall the Cards called up some guy named Hornsby to help with a playoff race--that worked out ok for them.

August 10, 2012  10:14 AM ET

You don't bring up a guy from A ball at the end of the year because then you still have to send him back possibly to A ball next your or maybe AA. Pitchers at that level still have a lot to learn.

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August 10, 2012  11:37 AM ET

Bring them up to The Big Show, let's see what they can do!

August 10, 2012  04:56 PM ET

For us Red Sox fans, one of the ironies of this season is that Dan Duquette, in his first season as Orioles GM has put together a team from what used to be an AL East punching bag that is leading the Sox, all season.
Was Theo a flash in the pan, winning with a team Duquette assembled, and would the current Sox team be as entitled and petulant if Dan was still the GM? He wasn't well liked by the players, often because he spoke truth to brats!

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August 11, 2012  06:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

For us Red Sox fans, one of the ironies of this season is that Dan Duquette, in his first season as Orioles GM has put together a team from what used to be an AL East punching bag that is leading the Sox, all season.Was Theo a flash in the pan, winning with a team Duquette assembled, and would the current Sox team be as entitled and petulant if Dan was still the GM? He wasn't well liked by the players, often because he spoke truth to brats!

"put together"? None of those players are his.

 
August 11, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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"put together"? None of those players are his.

Chen, Hammel, Gonzalez, Meat, Ayala to were all brought in by DD and all played key parts of this season. McPhail(O's Fans punching bag) did put together the core, though.

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