Yep, that's why I mentioned him. I may not have been clear. I was using Bryant in regard to a situation where the O's don't bring RM north for OD, the way the Cubs handled KB. At the time I posted that, I didn't realize RM is in the same situation. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
I can see the point about his D. But I don't know if that's a strong enough argument for sending him down next spring, if his bat is ready. Even though 2020 is going to be another non-competitive year in Baltimore, it still seems like they need to suck it up and let go of that year, if he's ready.
If they make his defense an issue to send him down, they have to keep him down more than a few weeks.
But I don't see why saying they want him to play better defense should be looked at as a weak argument, especially if it is a lack of effort, as the scout said in the The Athletic article I linked to in the Norfolk section.