The Kickoff

April 23, 2007

On Orioles optimism

The front office made some smart moves to shore up the pitching, and good pitching will always allow a team to have a chance to win. For the first time in many years, I feel very positive about this team.

This year's team looks and feels different, primarily because of the pitching. Three starters who inspire confidence, a closer who, with one exception, has just been lights out and a bullpen that appears, so far, to have justified its costs.

If the season ended today, we'd get the wild card.

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