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Orioles, reliever Hendrickson agree to terms -
Our long, national nightmare is over - Mark Hendrickson has re-signed with the Orioles with a 1 year, $1.2 million deal. -duck

Tejada will wear #9 for the Orioles in 2010
In honor of Brady Anderson, his favorite Oriole ever. -Stacey

Felipe Lopez, Erik Bedard are best of remaining free-agent crop
SI's Ben Reiter rankes Erik Bedard the 2nd best remaining free agent and believes the Orioles are his best fit. He also calls the Orioles a "high ceiling club" which I enjoy. -Stacey

Market brimming as Spring Training looms | News
Lots of people have signed, and Erik Bedard could still sign with the O's. Aren't you glad we read these articles so you don't have to? -duck

Keith Law: 2010 organizational rankings - ESPN
The good news is that the Orioles are ranked with the 6th best farm system in baseball. The bad news is that the Red Sox (2) and Rays (3) are above them. The Blue Jays and Yankees are pretty far down on the list at 16th and 25th, respectively. -Stacey

A big hat for Bergesen
Adorable alert! Last year during Spring Training Bergy's hat was too big but he didn't want to ask for a new one and seem unappreciative! -Stacey

Matusz recognized on Top 50 prospect list | News
Brian Matusz placed #5 on's top 50 prospects list. The only pitcher higher than him on the list is Stephen Strasburg. -Stacey

Alomar interested in returning to Jays | Bill Lankhof | Columnists | Sports | Toronto Sun
Robbie Alomar never wanted to leave the Blue Jays but they wouldn't match the offer the Orioles put on the table. I'd like to thank them for that. -Stacey

Fantasy Baseball: Top 5 Baltimore Orioles for 2010
Fake Teams ranks the top 5 fantasy Orioles as Markakis, Roberts, Wieters, Jones, and Tejada. -Stacey

Orioles Invite 6 More To Spring Training
Luis Bernardo, Adam Donachie, Miguel Abreu, Blake Davis, Matt Angle, and Jonathan Tucker have been added to the list if spring training invitees. -Stacey

Rick Dempsey To Be Honorary Chair Of Health Care For The Homeless’ 19th Annual Chocolate Affair
I'm not really sure what the Chocolate Affair is but it sounds amazing. Rick Dempsey will preside over the event to raise funds for Health Care for the Homeless. -Stacey Hall of Famer backs Hinchliffe Stadium
Cal Ripken is petitioning for Hinchliffe Stadium in Paterson, NJ to be included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Ripken Design hopes to renovate the former home of two Negro League teams. -Stacey

I'm sure that in 1985 plutonium is available in every corner Open Thread, but in 1955 it's a little hard to come by.