The short answer is NO.
For me, there was a condition where the answer is YES, but Holliday isn't extended where that would be the answer. IF he had signed, you likely bump ahead to the situation a year from now. Because that didn't happen (for whatever reasons), we are in the Holliday SEP 24 condition.
Henderson and Holliday are Boras clients. Anyone can tell me anything they want, but you can bet the house this plays out one way. The condition for it to play out a little differently just passed. That was the only leverage for something different. I guess maybe you make an opening day argument for it, but if you didn't do it now, how is the condition better in April?
There's zero reasons to just bump Holliday up at 20 and give him a Service year in 2024. That's just plain dumb. It's irresponsible. He's not doing anything in 2024 that is required ....we have the best record in the AL without him. It's his most risky performance year. It's the only chance you get to vote, don't be dumb. I'm not trading 2024 for 2030. There's a time you'd like some consideration from both players and you'll get none. That's an intentional choice on their part. Your only decision is if you ride them out to FA (6+ years) or trade before then. Period.
I'm not actually a fan of bumping guys around, but it would seem today that is the easiest thing to do. I'm just considering 2B-SS-3B right now.
Mayo is a Mountcastle decision, not a 3B decision. If you want to ride RM out (you could certainly keep him beyond 6+). Great. If you want to transition to Mayo. Great. You can probably get away with Mayo at AAA for 2024, play a lot of 1B, maybe a little corner OF, still some 3B....but if Mayo is in the 3B mix and Gunnar stays at SS and you want to move Holliday to 2B, then Westburg needs to get traded, so not only (to answer the question) is he not the everyday 2B, he's not on the team.
SEP2024 (2025+++) I'm of the Westburg-2B, Holliday-SS, Henderson-3B position. You can ride that for 4-5 years until you have to make some choices (fine).
Between now and SEP2024...dance with the girl that brought you.
That's today until SEP2024.
Urias doesn't have a job. He deserves more opportunity, he's not getting it here (it's already overly forced for some PT) but you can't do anything about it now, but he's Playoff depth and gets traded in the offseason. He's ARB1 next year so that makes sense for the Orioles.
Mateo doesn't likely want to be on the market so he's a fairly reasonable ARB2 sign for 2024.
I'd guess Frazier would like to run this back and he'll have a different negotiation than last winter. Platoon sign for 2024 and maybe a bench guy in 2025+. Own a role.
If Ortiz isn't starting in Baltimore, then he needs to get traded to someone that will start him. Norby is in the same boat. You should have the next group of guys moving up. They get pinched. Find more opportunity for them. Use them to do reasonable things (current or future).
...but so what for right now. Let's hang some banners.