Did everyone have a lovely weekend? I certainly did. Hopefully there will be plenty of delicious O's news this week to discuss while we wait for spring (108 days until Opening Day!). Some of these links are a few days old, but you know, no BD on the weekend.
Baltimore Orioles Top 20 Prospects for 2011 | Minor League Ball
John Sickels released his rankings for the O's with only two A prospects (Manny Machado and Zach Britton) and two B prospects (Dan Klein and Mychal Givens).
Berken confident he'll bounce back from shoulder tear | Green Bay Press Gazette
Jason Berken is dragging Brian Matusz to a baseball camp in Wisconsin in January, and he's also sure he'll be ready to pitch when Spring Training starts.
Brady Anderson talks about Reynolds | School of Roch
It turns out that Brady Anderson not only works out with Nolan Reimold but also Mark Reynolds. Anderson, predictably, loves him.
Checking in on Australia | MASN Sports
Steve Melewski provides an update on the O's minor leaguers playing winter ball in Australia.
New York Times mistakes Earl Weaver for being dead | Baltimore Sports Report
Earl Weaver isn't dead, you know.
The Redemption of Andy MacPhail | Orioles Hangout
Just a week ago, many O's fans were ready to run MacPhail out of town. But after his success at the winter meetings, Paul Folkemer believes he has earned a reprieve.
Flashback Friday: Don Buford's Five Strikeout Day | Roar From 34
The acquisition of strikeout machine Mark Reynolds got Matt at RF34 thinking about Don Buford's Orioles' record of once striking out five times in one game.
I still think the O’s could contend in ’11 | Baltimore Sports and Life
Chris Stoner throws out a bunch of things that have to happen for the Orioles to contend in 2011.
Orioles: Grading the Winter Meetings | The Loss Column
Neal at the The Loss Column gives the offseason so far a grade of B.