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Your Off-Season O of the Day: Mike Bordick. (Photo by Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)
Your Off-Season O of the Day: Mike Bordick. (Photo by Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun)

There isn't any real O's news out there on the wire at the moment, but there was a flurry of activity on the first day of the off-season.

Baseball Calendar
A handy calendar of all important off season dates. -Stacey

Joe Posnanski: The Yankees Payroll
It's nothing we haven't heard before, but Joe Posnanski has a wonderful way with words -Stacey

Arizona Fall League recap -- Nov. 5
Lots of O's prospects in yesterday's game, with Brandon Snyder going 2-4 with a double and triple. -Stacey

Erbe will miss Rising Stars game in Arizona
He tripped and jammed his pinky. Real smooth. -Stacey

White Sox acquire Teahen from Royals
Two GMs who love to make dumb trades traded with each other. The White Sox get Mark Teahen, the Royals get Josh Fields and Chris Getz. Let the off season begin! -Stacey

Daniel Cabrera is a free agent!
The D-Backs removed him from their 40 man roster and rather than go to the minors he's elected to try free agency. -Stacey

Giants' Lincecum cited for marijuana possession
Tim Lincecum? Marijuana? Surely you jest. -Stacey

Angels Re-Sign Abreu
Bobby Abreu won't have to spend the winter wondering where he'll end up as he signed a two year deal with the Angels on the first day he could. -Stacey

Eight teams that will go Holliday shopping
8 big market clubs are capable of going after Matt Holliday. I'm on record as saying I believe he'll be a Yankee, but it'd be a nice story if he stayed with St. Louis. -Stacey

Jockbeat's World Series Wrap
"The Yanks' real MVP was the Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones, who, in the eighth inning of the All-Star game hit a sac fly which scored the winning run for the American League and gave the Yankees the home field advantage in the World Series. Without that, Game Six might not have been at Yankee Stadium and Matsui probably wouldn't have been in the lineup." I'll wait while you throw up. Back? Ok. You probably don't want to read the rest. -Stacey

Millar takes plunge into free agency
We still love you, Kevbo, but maybe it's time to hang 'em up? -Stacey

Happy 6th Birthday, SB Nation!!! - Blog Huddle
SB Nation started six years ago today and just continues to get more and more awesome. -Stacey

People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring. -- Rogers Hornsby