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New Years Day Open Thread

It could be worse. <a href="">You could have worn these last night.</a>
It could be worse. You could have worn these last night.

Possible New Year's Resolutions by various Orioles:

Nick Markakis -  Cut the "you knows" down to 1 per interview. Go to the gym so that O'sFan21 will get over it. 

Brian Roberts - No more lollygagging!

Ty Wigginton - Less tripping, more flying headbutts in 2010. 

Felix Pie - Play with even more exuberance now that sad sack Melvin Mora isn't around to glare at everyone.  

Matt Wieters - Stop testing the faith of the believers; start rewarding it. 

Luke Scott - Mullet free in 2010! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Feel free to add to the resolutions, either your own or for the O's. 



Devo's back as a Shorebird; Minor promoted to manager
"Former center fielder Mike Devereaux will serve as field coach for the Shorebirds in 2010, replacing former third baseman Ryan Minor, who has been promoted to manager." Good choice. Minor has been an excellent hitting coach, and I'm excited to see Devo on a regular basis in Salisbury. -duck

Orioles make strides in signing international amateurs -
"Clearly, we have placed a greater emphasis on it," MacPhail said. "We have dedicated more resources, improved facilities, and spent more on entry-level talent than we have in the past. And it is an area we'll continue to look to be aggressive in." -duck

AP source: Mets, Bay reach preliminary agreement
"Free agent slugger Jason Bay and the New York Mets have reached a preliminary agreement, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday." Not sure if we'd posted this yet, so here it is. -duck

O's on Deck: Chris Waters signs minor league deal with Brewers
"Left-handed pitcher Chris Waters has signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers. Waters, 29, was 4-5 with a 5.07 ERA in 16 games, including 12 starts, in parts of two seasons with the Orioles." -duck

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