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Orioles Insider: Baysox considering three for manager
"The Orioles will fill that spot internally with the three candidates being short-season Single-A Aberdeen manager Gary Kendall, Single-A Frederick manager Orlando Gomez and minor league field coordinator/Latin American field coordinator Bobby Dickerson."

Tsuyoshi Nishioka's Rights Won By Twins -
In other words, he won't be eating crab cakes for dinner any time soon.

Red Sox, Orioles rue losing Victor Martinez to Tigers | Detroit Free Press
So, Boston writers are whining, and Baltimore execs are pining over the loss of Victor Martinez. Seriously, is the guy really THAT good as a first baseman?

Jones, O's organization setting good example | News
"I'm grateful to have this opportunity, because over [in Europe], kids grow up and don't get exposed to it like we do here," Jones said. "I think they got about 2,000 kids interested [in the four free clinics], and where I'm from in San Diego, if you combined two leagues, you'd have more than that."

School of Roch: J.J. Hardy remains SS option for O's
Not much to add to the headline.

Steve Melewski: Checking the minor league free agents list
One more reminder on who is a minor league free agent for the Orioles. Just because you can't read this list often enough.

Hot Stove roundup: Jeter seeking $25M per? | News
So, when the Yankees said "Test the market" when Derek Jeter turned down 3 years, $15m per year, he comes back with 3 years, $25M per as his counter-offer? Oh, this is gonna get good.

Miguel Tejada drawing interest from multiple teams - The Diamond Report
"Infielder Miguel Tejada, 36, is drawing interest from multiple teams around the league including the World Champion San Francisco Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals." 

Scottie's $.02: I'm Thankful for Coach -
Scott Hoffman at Orioles Hangout wrote a great piece for Thanksgiving. It's about his dad, coaching baseball, and some lessons learned along the way. Well worth the read.

What I mean by that, sir, is if you was to put me and this here sniper rifle anywhere up to and including one mile from Adolf Hitler... with a clean line of sight... Pack your bags, fellas. Open Thread's over.