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Monday Bird Droppings

Ok so today is the most barren Orioles news day I've seen in forever. It's barren all around baseball, actually. When the Astros avoiding arbitration with Tim Byrdak makes the front page of Yahoo's MLB page you know it's a slow day. Here are the few scraps I could find:

Tejada to transition to third base -
As we all know, Miggi will be playing third base this year. He talks about the transition here.

Hicks agrees to sell Rangers to Nolan Ryan group
Tom Hicks has agreed to sell the Texas Rangers to a group that includes Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan. The sides announced Saturday night that they had finally reached an agreement, eight days after a 30-day exclusive negotiating window expired. The group is headed by Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg.

Ruiz agrees to three-year deal with Phils | News
The Phillies agreed Sunday on a three-year, $8.85 million contract with catcher Carlos Ruiz, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told

Dodgers to Make Historical Trip to Taiwan this March | Official Info
The Dodgers will travel to Taiwan and play two games against a team from the Chinese Professional Baseball League on March 13 and 14. 

Fashion Ump: The worst uniforms of the 1990s
Big League Stew looks at the most awful uniforms of the nineties.

Hopefully more news will pop up as the day goes along. In the meantime, how was everyone's weekend? See any good movies? Enjoy the football games? Anything else you'd like to share?