The Baltimore Orioles.

You need another Tampa Bay Rays 2008 season for them to actually have a chance, especially in the AL East with the Yankees, Rays, Red Sox, and the improving Blue Jays.

Their offense is pretty solid with Miguel Tejada, Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters, and Adam Jones.

But it’s their pitching staff that’s screwing them up.

Kevin Millwood was acquired this past offseason to be the No. 1 guy in the rotation along with Jeremy Guthrie and Brian Matusz.

Though so far, Matusz is the only one with a win in the starting rotation.


Their bullpen was improved when Mike Gonzalez was brought in to close out games, but is now on the disabled list.

Besides, in the competitive american league, he is no guarantee at closer.

For this Baltimore Orioles team to actually compete in their competitive divison, their pitching staff needs to step up: the rotation, the bullpen, and the closer.

Another sigh.

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