Pitching: C- -- The closer, setup guy and Danys Baez have been real good overall and the young pitchers have -- in total -- exceeded expectations. The veteran starters, overall, have been a definite disappointment, even considering that a couple of them came with no expectations. Hard to ignore the fact that the O's rank 28th in the league with their 4.94 team ERA, but the staff has been a lot better than that recently. To keep the ERA in perspective, consider that the team that's ranked 27th is the first-place Angels and the team that ranks 25th is the defending world champion Philles, who also are currently in first place. And, yes, I'm an easy grader.