Orioles minor leaguers Schoop, Belfiore participate in AFL Rising Stars Game - baltimoresun.com
"Infielder Jonathan Schoop, the Orioles’ third-ranked prospect, was 0-for-2 with a run scored in left-handed reliever Mike Belfiore was perfect through 2/3 inning in relief in a winning cause in the AFL East’s 9-4 win over the AFL West."
Addition of Alexi Casilla follows Duquette's trend of scooping up undervalued players - baltimoresun.com
"For every Nate McLouth, who made the most of his opportunity with a new club, there was a Dontrelle Willis, who didn't pan out with the Orioles. But there's no double that Duquette's aggressiveness in acquiring undervalued commodities was a significant factor in the Orioles' success in 2012."
Steve Melewski: Gary Allenson, Brad Komminsk and two others not returning to Orioles in 2013
"Brad Komminsk, the manager of the Orioles' Double-A Bowie affiliate from 2008-10, will not return to the organization for the 2013 season...Gary Allenson, the manager this season at Aberdeen, also will not return. Larry Jaster and Cesar Devarez will also not be retained for next season as part of some restructuring within the Orioles' baseball operations."
Steve Melewski: Has the time come for the Orioles to trade some of their pitchers?
"It is a fair question to ask. Do the Orioles now have enough pitching depth that they should consider trading some pitchers this offseason? It appears that the answer is yes." I'm gonna say no, Steve.
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