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Bird Droppings: MacPhail on the Offseason, The Kid re-ups with the M's, and GM Meeting Buzz

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Your Off-Season O of the Day: Ken Singleton (Photo taken by my dad in 1979)
Your Off-Season O of the Day: Ken Singleton (Photo taken by my dad in 1979)

Adam Jones is NOT a super-two eligible player
Mike Fontenot, Adam Jones, and Micah Owings all had two years, 139 days of service time and Fontenot won the tie-breaker, meaning Adam Jones JUST missed it. This will end up saving the Orioles millions of dollars, but hopefully that doesn't mean they'll give Adam the shaft. -Stacey

O's lay groundwork for offseason
"There was time to talk to a few clubs and I think we got the basics accomplished. I think we explored the things that we needed to explore, but I never got the feeling we were close to doing anything." Thus spake Andy. -duck

Snyder, Waring to end AFL stints early
Roch says... "Brandon Snyder has taken his last swings in the Arizona Fall League. Snyder returned home to attend a wedding this weekend, and he won't rejoin the Phoenix Desert Dogs. He batted .354 with five doubles, one triple, three homers and 18 RBIs in 17 games. Brandon Waring is starting at first base tonight, but this will be his last game, too. He also has a wedding to attend and will be removed from the roster." Weddings? Really? Kids these days... -duck

City gives up stadium to the county, for $1
Everything is ready to go for the O's to move in for Spring Training 2010....except for the Orioles actually telling anyone they'll be there. -Stacey's top 50 Free Agents
Billy Wagner and Adrian Beltre are identified as best fits for the Orioles. -Stacey

Victor Zambrano's mother rescued in Venezuela
Thank goodness. I never had any affection for Victor Zambrano, but this entire story was so upsetting. I'm glad mother and son have been reunited. -Stacey

Wednesday's buzz from the GM meetings
As mentioned by Andrew in the comments yesterday, the Orioles appear to be pursuing Dan Uggla. Also mentioned is the possibility of George Sherrill being traded to the Tigers for Edwin Jackson (speculation on Rosenthal's part). -Stacey

Mariners sign Ken Griffey Jr. for 2010
Maybe this is selfish of me, but I wish Griffey would retire. The longer I have to watch him as an old man the harder it is for me to remember when he was The Kid. -Stacey

Zimmerman wins Gold Glove
Congrats to the Nationals Ryan Zimmerman on the first Gold Glove of his career. Unlike some players, you'd be hard pressed to find a 3B in the NL with a better glove than him. The Nationals fan can hold his head high. -Stacey

Is Sammy Sosa the New Michael Jackson? - Beauty & Skin -
"It's a cream that I have, that I use to soften (my skin), but has bleached me some. I'm not a racist, I live my life happily," he said. Sure, Sammy, sure... -duck