Yovani Gallardo

Exploring the positives and negatives of the Orioles' return to a six-man rotation

Exploring the positives and negatives of the Orioles' return to a six-man rotation

Even with a stronger rationale than years past arming their decision, the Orioles' move to a six-man rotation over the final month-plus creates a host of new complications with a group of starting pitchers for whom nothing has been simple this season.

It's a challenge for the routine-obsessed pitchers whose schedules are affected, and a headache for the coaching staff that balances keeping them informed with not prematurely misinforming them.

But as long as the team as a whole benefits, there's somewhere between a begrudging acceptance and a weary understanding of the process as it pertains to life in a six-man...