Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 2/21/13
AL BEast Notebook – Feb 21 No team had as interesting a year as the Orioles in 2012. Their pitching staff was a game of trial and error that statistically wasn’t very good but still put them in the playoffs and got them past the mighty Texas Rangers in the Wild Card round. The most amazing stat for the Orioles is that despite having just one pitcher throw more than 135 innings they still won 93 games. Ace: Jason Hammel (B-) 2. Wei-Yin Chen (B) 3. Miguel Gonzalez (B) 4. Chris Tillman (B) 5. Steve Johnson (B) In the mix: Jair Jurrgens, Zach Britton, Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz, Tommy Hunter Down the road: Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman, Tsuyoshi Wada Yeah, that’s a lot of arms. The Orioles didn’t make any roster moves but their rotation should still be much more secure. I don’t know why so many people expect the Orioles to take such a significant step back. Consider this: In 2012 Tommy Hunter, Jake Arrieta, Brian Matusz and Zach Britton made 65 starts (40% of the team total) and combined f...
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