Should we get excited about the pitching?

THree starts that I know of by O's picthers in the WBC - Lopez, Bedard and Loewen - and three pretty good results. Does it mean anything?

I want the O's to do well this year. I've changed my cell phone screen to teh O's logo on spring training Opening Day, like I do every year. I WANT to believe we can be competitive. But I ask - is third place in the AL East too much to expect? MAYBE the pitching will be better than we think. MAYBE Chris Ray really is ready to close. MAYBE Javy Lopez won't be an unmitigated disaster at 1B. MAYBE Brian Roberts really can hit again like he did last year. MAYBE Miggy finds his smile and plays like Miggy for a whole season.

Maybe. Right?

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