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BP Daily: The Orioles' amazing arms

The Orioles could showcase an entire staff of young, talented arms as soon as 2010

Originally Published: July 7, 2009
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
Chris TillmanAP Photo/Luis M. AlvarezChris Tillman is the ace among young Orioles pitchers who hope to take the AL East by storm.

Although the Baltimore Orioles' offense ranks 10th in the American League in runs scored, it's loaded with young talent that will only get better. Beyond the quality of the competition, the real reason Baltimore is languishing in the AL East is a pitching staff that is allowing nearly 5½ runs per game. But will the Orioles' pitching improve in the same way the offense is expected to? Looking at the current staff, the answer is clearly "no."

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