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As long as the Orioles' rotation can muster up enough quality outings, Duquette said two of the team's biggest strengths -- the offense and bullpen -- should be enough to make the difference.

"We still have a very, very strong bullpen," Duquette said. "… We have a pretty good ball club, and if we can get some good innings from our starting pitching, we should be all right."

During the past few years, we've been able to say that the O's defense was a third strength. But I'm not sure how good it will be this year, especially since we can expect declines up the middle.

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"We didn't have the pitching that we needed last year," Dan Duquette said. "... We've been able to bolster the club in a couple areas." http://www.pressboxonline.com/2016/03/02/dan-duquette-hopeful-orioles-rotation-can-bounce-back

Stuff is just too funny

We bolstered our staff by losing our best pitcher and replacing him with a guy no one else in baseball wanted

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The strategy really is quite layered:

- Don't develop pitching well.

- If a pitcher shows signs of developing, trade him for a short term low impact rental.

- If one somehow slips through to the major league club, be sure to yo-yo him back and forth to the minors and the bullpen as much as possible.

- Do not sign big time free agent starters. Instead, look for mid tier guys coming off seasons where hteir ERAs were much, much lower than their peripherals.

- If possible, sacrifice quality draft picks to sign said midlevel free agents.

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He's "hopeful" the rotation can bounce back? That's one heck of a plan.

When you spend all your money keeping the core of an 81 win intact it doesn't leave much for starting pitching.

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The strategy really is quite layered:

- Don't develop pitching well.

- If a pitcher shows signs of developing, trade him for a short term low impact rental.

- If one somehow slips through to the major league club, be sure to yo-yo him back and forth to the minors and the bullpen as much as possible.

- Do not sign big time free agent starters. Instead, look for mid tier guys coming off seasons where hteir ERAs were much, much lower than their peripherals.

- If possible, sacrifice quality draft picks to sign said midlevel free agents.

I have to admit, this is top quality black humor.

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The strategy really is quite layered:

- Don't develop pitching well.

- If a pitcher shows signs of developing, trade him for a short term low impact rental.

- If one somehow slips through to the major league club, be sure to yo-yo him back and forth to the minors and the bullpen as much as possible.

- Do not sign big time free agent starters. Instead, look for mid tier guys coming off seasons where hteir ERAs were much, much lower than their peripherals.

- If possible, sacrifice quality draft picks to sign said midlevel free agents.

I'm not sure if I should laugh or cry?

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The strategy really is quite layered:

- Don't develop pitching well.

- If a pitcher shows signs of developing, trade him for a short term low impact rental.

- If one somehow slips through to the major league club, be sure to yo-yo him back and forth to the minors and the bullpen as much as possible.

- Do not sign big time free agent starters. Instead, look for mid tier guys coming off seasons where hteir ERAs were much, much lower than their peripherals.

- If possible, sacrifice quality draft picks to sign said midlevel free agents.

Nailed it. Nailed it. Nailed it.

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The strategy really is quite layered:

- Don't develop pitching well.

- If a pitcher shows signs of developing, trade him for a short term low impact rental.

- If one somehow slips through to the major league club, be sure to yo-yo him back and forth to the minors and the bullpen as much as possible.

- Do not sign big time free agent starters. Instead, look for mid tier guys coming off seasons where hteir ERAs were much, much lower than their peripherals.

- If possible, sacrifice quality draft picks to sign said midlevel free agents.

All true, but you forgot:

--Send your best pitcher down to Frederick in the middle of his walk year just to show how clever you can be in managing the 25th spot on your roster.

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All true, but you forgot:

--Send your best pitcher down to Frederick in the middle of his walk year just to show how clever you can be in managing the 25th spot on your roster.

I still can't believe that happened. Don't care what the reason was. Just dumb!

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