Even though the Baltimore Orioles reached the playoffs for the first time since 1997 and pitched outstandingly (2.28 ERA) with a no-name staff once they got there, they need a big game pitcher to take the next step and reach the ALCS and possibly even the World Series.
Make no mistake, the Baltimore staff did a fine job in the 2012 postseason, shutting down two excellent offenses in the Rangers and Yankees. It still wasn't enough to keep the dream ride going though.
When many thought the Orioles would fade out of playoff contention in 2012, they proved the doubters wrong and won an incredible 93 games.
While the Orioles rotation is made up of a group of guys who believe in each other, they still need a big arm to lift them in postseason play.