Beasts In The Easts: Rays Starting Rotation vs. the AL East

Where do the Rays stack up with pitching in the East?
Where do the Rays stack up with pitching in the East? / Mike Carlson/GettyImages
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vs. Baltimore Orioles

Dean Kremer
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Baltimore comes into the East this season with potential.

Many people are wondering if the Orioles are for real after an 83-win season last year that saw a team resurgence down the stretch. 

While the team has some enticing prospects in the system and at the big-league level, there is some uncertainty in the starting rotation in 2023, especially when compared to a team like the Rays. 

Both of these clubs are in similar financial situations, so bringing in a big-name player is usually out of the question. However, the Orioles have some young talent on the staff, including Cole Irvin and Dean Kremer, as well as some veteran leadership in Kyle Gibson and John Means. 

Although there are eyes on this team heading into 2023, the expectations aren't on the same level in the rotation as they are in the lineup and on the field.

The Rays setup better with the rotation not only in terms of numbers compared to the O's but just in terms of reliability, and that is something that Baltimore will need to figure out in terms of which starter is going to be the one they rely on heavily.

vs. Baltimore Orioles: WIN