It's just too easy. Every time the Orioles rotation suffers through a string of difficult performances, there's a natural inclination to look around the majors at all their former players pitching elsewhere and wonder if baseball operations chief Dan Duquette knows what the heck he's doing.
The obvious second-guess is always Jake Arrieta, who couldn't get out of his own way in the Orioles organization and quickly morphed into a Cy Young Award winner after he was traded to the Chicago Cubs.
That one really is too easy, because the Orioles never figured Arrieta out and he obviously was a major talent.
However, the pitchers who actually fuel the narrative now aren't on that...