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Orioles Insider: Quick Ernie Tyler update
Ernie Tyler, long-time Orioles umpires' attendant, has been transferred to a rehab center following his surgery on a benign brain tumor. Get well, Ernie.

Orioles Insider: Orioles have made several offers to free agents
Apparently, Andy MacPhail has made lots of offers to free agents, we just haven't heard about them. Get on that, Baltimore press corps!

Orioles Insider: Revisiting the Type A free agent list
"After last night’s deadline for free agents to accept or reject arbitration, there are 10 Type A players remaining that would cost the Orioles a draft pick if they signed them this offseason. They are: third baseman Adrian Beltre, first basemen Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko, outfielders Carl Crawford and Jayson Werth, starters Cliff Lee and Carl Pavano, and relievers Grant Balfour, Scott Downs and Rafael Soriano." So, do we sign any of them? And how in teh world is Grant Balfour a Type A free agent?

O's might not tender contract to Albers | orioles.com: News
Looking like Matt Albers may be sucking for someone else in 2011.

The Orioles made a "significant offer" to Paul Konerko | HardballTalk
After basically dismissing the report from Jim Bowden, Craig Calcaterra makes the argument Derrick Lee would make a lot of sense for the O's. Adam Dunn isn't even mentioned. I has a sad.

Four Teams That Want JJ Hardy | StarTribune.com
"The Orioles had Cesar Izturis at short, who I think started the year with a ton of praise. You can guess how that went. Actually you probably can’t – it was that bad. Beyond normal words kinda bad." Glad to know we aren't the only ones that noticed.

Food tour with the new Camden Yards concessionaire | In Good Taste | Baltimore magazine
The new food vendor at OPaCY, Delaware North, did a restaurant tour yesterday to check out local eateries for future collaboration, and Baltimore Magazine was there.

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