It is seriously hard to get excited for the season when the most interesting move the club has made was backing out of a botched bullpen signing. Let me break it down: In Matt Wieters, the Orioles have one of the best catchers in baseball; center fielder Adam Jones and first baseman Chris Davis are two of the brightest young stars in the league and combined for more home runs and RBI than any other duo in the bigs; 21-year-old third baseman Manny Machado is a force of nature who has people thinking about the second coming of Brooks Robinson; shortstop J.J. Hardy is a Gold Glover plus bat; and right fielder Nick Markakis is solid. The bullpen came back to earth last season, but it's still a good unit. Of course, the Birds traded closer Jim Johnson, fresh off back-to-back 50-save seasons-though he also blew another nine in 2013-to the A's for a bag of balls, a half-filled Subway Club Card, and once-coveted second baseman Jemile Weeks. The top of the starting rotation is 16-game winner Chris Tillman, who would make a fantastic number three starter and a serviceable number two, but he's hardly an ace. After that, it's a grab bag. All in all, the lineup is very solid if not deep, but after the free agent losses of Brian Roberts and Nate McLouth, they need a slick fielding veteran at second base to shore up the infield, a left fielder who can set the table, a big bat or two to DH, a closer, and-most glaringly-a top-of-the-rotation starter.