JP: The Orioles' pitching stayed afloat last year, not only in the A.L. East but also in the American League, so there is no reason to think that with a year of playoff experience and maturity that they can't compete with the best of them. But once again, not only do I trust in Buck, but until he proves otherwise, I'm trusting the method to Dan Duquette's madness. Plus, there are great expectations for Jason Hammel this year. After the first half that he had last year, I am hoping for great things for him as the ace of the staff.