KLaw is entitled to his opinion. And he's looking at it the situation in terms of developing Bundy into a major leaguer as soon as possibe. I wouldn't necessarily disagree with him if that was the goal. However, regardless of the Orioles start this year, I don't think the Orioles are at the right place in the win cycle to be rushing him. I'm almost rooting for them to develop him slowly so that during his prime we might be in a better position to actually make a run. It'd be best if Bundy's and Machado's team controlled years occurred at the same time.
And as for anti-O's bias - come on guys. That's just not true. He criticized the Pirates handling of Jameson Taillon also, because they're handling him the same way the O's are handling Bundy.
Anyway, Melewski laid out the plan for Bundy a litte while ago after talking to Rick Peterson. Here's a quote and the link to the article is after. This was before his 3rd start the other night.
"He has one more start at three innings and then he'll have three starts at four innings and then from there, he'll have multiple starts at five innings. At the end of that segment, he'll have starts at the end of the season when he can pitch deeper into the game. We'll monitor that. Say he pitches eight innings in one game, we could bump it down for the next game."
http://www.masnsport... ... bundy.html
Without a doubt, Law is entitled to an opinion. He is certainly an informed voice, that regularly provides high quality analysis. I always enjoy reading or listing to what he has to say. I appreciate that he generally has a level of snark with everything he says. I also understand that every fan-base has rabid ears, and can interpret negative commentary as the said person having a 'bias.'
I do feel that since LaCava withdrew from consideration for the GM position, that Law has been a bit 'extra' snarky with all things O's.
I have zero problem with him saying he would handle Bundy different. I have zero problem with him saying Bundy is not being challenged, and should be at a higher level. I think saying the O's are mishandling Bundy was a mistake in terminology.
Oh well, not a big deal.
The real story is that everyone who has seen Bundy, is head-over-heels about his potential.