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Scott, Guthrie file for salary arbitration | News
Luke Scott and Jeremy Guthrie filed for salary arbitration Friday and will be eligible to settle with the Orioles at any point up until the end of their hearings. -zk

Bullpen surplus a great relief to O's | News
Spencer Fordin's take on the bullpen. According to him, Jim Johnson is "assured" to be the setup man for closer Gonzalez. Really? I'm fin eif that's the case, but I'm not sure the club isn't eyeing Koji in that slot as well. -zk

O's to charge extra for tickets purchased on game day -
They're also charging more for Boston/New York games. Way to go guys. Keep pushing away that fanbase. -zk

O's sign ex-Pirate Salazar to minor league deal -
Looking to add to their minor league outfield depth, the Orioles have signed former Pittsburgh Pirate Jeff Salazar to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. -zk
A few O's tidbits from Roch. Among them: The team was willing to offer the same money to LaRoche that he took from the Diamondbacks, but he passed. -zk

Despite legal fights, Sarasota still to be Orioles' spring home | | The News-Press
Although Lee County and Fort Myers officials were thinking this week they might still be able to convince the Baltimore Orioles to move to City of Palms Park in 2012 because of legal issues in Sarasota, officials in Sarasota County say they still have a contract with the team. "We have a 30-year agreement," said Dave Bullock, Sarasota’s assistant county administrator. -zk

Big Mac’s Admission — Ripken Baseball
Billy Ripken weighs in on McGwire's statements. -zk

Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation dinner
Brooksie's receiving a "Player Lifetime Achievement Award" in LA tonight from the Professional Baseball Scouts Foundation. -zk

The nerve: Baltimore Orioles send spring training ticket form to South Floridians
Great job on the part of the FO—sending brochures to your former customers who are now a 4-hour drive from your games. -zk

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