You make very good points, but you (like everyone else) did not mention Steve Johnson as a potential #5 SP. What does this poor guy have to do to earn some respect?
I mentioned Steve Johnson as a potential #5 SP. I listed him with Todd Redmond, Jair Jurrjens, and TJ McFarland as all candidates to start. I even listed him first because out of that bunch, I think he obviously has the best chance to break the team. I really like watching the kid pitch, but I would have liked to see him as a long relief pitcher and be one of the first ones to be brought into the rotation in case of injury or bad results. Instead, he is basically our 5th, maybe 6th option to start, likely meaning he could very well end up in the rotation on Opening Day. I do not suspect anything particularly impressive from him starting, but he could hold his own there and make a useful arm out of the pen for the Orioles' foreseeable future.