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LOTS to read this morning!

O's to evaluate Scott at first in coming weeks --
Luke Scott figures he has the next six weeks to show the Orioles whether he can play first base at the big league level.

3B Prospect Bell Rolling with Baysox -
In his first 12 games as a Baysox, Josh Bell has gone 16-for-43 (.372) with four home runs, and Kevin Goldstein thinks he may be the O's best position prospect.

Right Off Russell " Blog Archive " Interview with Zach Britton
Right Off Russell spent a few minutes with O's prospect Zach Britton and got his thoughts on his current success, pitching with Brian Matusz, and his buddy Jake Arrieta

The Toy Department: Catching up with ... --
Was there ever a closer like Don Stanhouse, the big right-hander with the Harpo Marx hair, the wacky demeanor and a knack for making every save an adventure?

Wieters knows what Zaun brings to Rays | News
"He was a great influence on me," Wieters said. "To hear from him was huge. He's definitely a good influence and a good model that I got to learn from."

Bumbry sees game change over years | Penn State News
Al Bumbry holds forth on then vs. now. A GREAT article. 

Reno Aces: Isotopes rough up Cabrera in win | | Reno Gazette-Journal
Fans of the Reno Aces, AAA team of the Arizona Diamondbacks, got a crash course in Danny Cabrera. - Are Sox headed on a fade route?
When I was growing up, the Red Sox were most famous for collapsing every year. What the Red Sox are going through now sure looks familiar.

2009 Vote For Hottest Wife In Baseball | Fantasy Baseball Dugout
Brian Roberts' wife, Diana, is currently well behind the pack in FBD's The hottest baseball wives of 2009. Show her some love.

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