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Well, if you thought yesterday was light on O's news...

Zrebiec: Peace and quiet for O's Roberts
"It was kind of weird going to the winter meetings and not having to chase down any Brian Roberts trade rumors." Yet The Sun will write about it anyway. -duck

Rick Dempsey's new Christmas CD will not warm any winters - Big League Stew - MLB Blog - Yahoo! Sports
Big League Stew reviews Dempsey's CD, which sadly I still do not own. -Stacey

Baseball-Reference Blog " Kevin Millwood to the Orioles
B-R Blog weighs in on the Millwood trade. If he does what they predict I'll be happy. -Stacey

Sources: Roy Halladay to Philadelphia Phillies, Cliff Lee to Seattle Mariners deal close
A couple of companion deals that would send Roy Halladay to Philadelphia and Cliff Lee to Seattle are "close" but "not done," according to two sources familiar with the negotiations. -duck

New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox will square off April 4
The World Series champion New York Yankees will play the Boston Red Sox in the major league Sunday night opener on April 4. The game will be televised on ESPN2 nationally but will be blacked out on the ESPN2 in the areas of the two teams, where it will be broadcast on their local networks. The game originally had been scheduled for Monday, April 5. -duck

Los Angeles Angels reach one-year deal with Hideki Matsui
The Angels and free-agent designated hitter Hideki Matsui have agreed on a one-year contract. The deal is worth slightly more than $6 million. The agreement was first reported by The New York Times. -duck

Sources: Boston Red Sox set to add John Lackey, Mike Cameron
The retooling Red Sox made two key moves in one day, reaching tentative agreements with pitcher John Lackey and outfielder Mike Cameron. -duck

The pros and cons of trading Draft picks
The ability to trade picks seems to be something many are in favor of, and though it might take some negotiating to figure out exactly what the rules should be, implementing them would not be as difficult as, say, an international Draft. -duck


Adam Jones has serious hops, y'all.

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