Their offense is actually pretty much solid with Miguel Tejada, Nick Markakis, Matt Wieters, and Adam Jones.
But it's their pitching staff that's screwing them up.
Kevin Millwood was acquired this past offseason to be a #1 guy in the rotation along with Jeremy Gutherie and Brian Matusz.
Though so far, Matusz is the only one with a win in the starting rotation.
Their bullpen was improved with Mike Gonzalez to close out games but now is on the disabled list. There is not certain closer. Gonzalez looks as if he will struggle in the American League.
For this Baltimore Orioles to actually compete in their competitive divison, their pitching staff needs to step up: the rotation, the bullpen, and the closer.