The Orioles can hit with any team in baseball, and their bullpen, despite some shaky stretches from closer Jim Johnson, remains a strength. The big question mark for the team is the starting rotation, and while this squad is never gonna make people forget about the '71 Orioles, they can get the job done. Chris Tillman is an All-Star and, with an 11-3 record at the break, he could be the first Oriole to win 20 since Mike Boddicker way back in 1984. Tillman is not your typical top-of-the-rotation guy, but he wins, and that's all that really matters in your ace. Miguel Gonzalez, 7-3 with a 3.48 ERA, makes a fine number-three starter, and Scott Feldman, acquired from the Cubs in a trade that also had the benefit of getting rid of fan least-favorite Pedro Strop, adds solidity to the middle of the rotation. The biggest reason for hope, however, is the return of Wei-Yin Chen. There isn't a club in baseball that wouldn't get better with the addition of Chen, a tenacious lefty with a 2.82 ERA. Expect him to have a big second half. The only real dark spot is last year's ace, Jason Hammel, who has been struggling mightily. If pitching coach Rick Adair can get Hammel sorted, or if Dan Duquette can pull off a trade to fill that spot, the Birds will be stacked.