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I don't think Hall's situation would lead to Tommy John, though.
My understanding is that a "stress reaction" would refer to a concern with the bones that make up the elbow, not the tendon. Obviously, both things would be bad, but Hall’s appears less serious than the UCL issues that knock pitchers out for an entire year.
His estimated arbitration salary is $1.1 million.
That doesn’t mean he’s gonna get it. But it’s not an unreasonable number for a guy that seemed pretty dependable before whatever happened in mid-June. Plus, the Orioles can offer him a contract, carry him through the offseason, and then cut him prior to Opening Day to avoid paying the full salary. It’s what they did with Yolmer Sanchez last year. You are right it’s not a sure thing, just something I think makes sense.
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Depends on what you mean by "move on"
I don’t think we should count on McKenna being the everyday left fielder for the next decade. But I think there is reason to believe he could be the fourth outfielder on this team for quite a while. He needs to make better contact. Based on how he progressed in the minors once he had some seasoning, that seems attainable.
But I wasn’t making excuses. He hit poorly. I’m willing to give him another look in the spring plus a month or two to begin 2022. But yeah, not gonna keep Stowers down just to give ABs to McKenna, Stewart or the like.
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2019 Cedric was a far worse hitter than basically everyone.
It was only a month, but it was atrocious. McKenna made a pretty steady climb through the minors, and hit the snot out of the ball when in Triple-A this year. He’s clearly not an all-world stud or anything at the plate. He seems like the type of guy that needs to adjust, and even then he might be lucky to be a league-average hitter. But that has value, especially considering his other skills. He probably gets a month or two in 2022 for some regular at-bats, and at that point I think we will be able to make a more honest assessment of future value.
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There is no guarantee that Rodriguez is going to be a perennial ace
But he is another level of prospect than what Kremer or Akin were ever regarded. Additionally, he’s still super young, and these 100+ innings he pitched this season are the most he has ever thrown in a year. It’s normal to get tired and see your stuff back up a bit under that workload. You can still be disappointed in this performance, but it would be unfair to draw any real conclusions from one game, playoffs or not.