The Orioles face a very difficult decision this spring in regards to their starting rotation. Buck Showalter said it best at this year's FanFest, saying, "Last year, we had six or seven guys competing and this year we have 11 of 12."
It's been well known that the Orioles' rotation has been a letdown for the past few seasons. The staff had the worst ERA in the majors in 2011, and Jeremy Guthrie was once again the only pitcher to reach 200 innings. Dan Duquette has made it clear that he expects more innings from the starters in 2012.
The rotation will likely see a few new faces, since Duquette has added three new starters via free agency and trade. Tsuyoshi Wada, Wei-Yin Chen and Dana Eveland will have to face off against a young core that includes Brian Matusz and Jake Arrieta, as well as veterans like Guthrie and potentially Armando Galarraga.
Here are the odds for each of the starting-pitching candidates on the 40-man roster to make the 2012 rotation.