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I apologize for the lateness of today's post, but sometimes a girl has very important things to do in the morning! Also, between it being Ravens-Steelers weekend and the fact that the Orioles haven't done anything other than non-tender Matt Albers, it's a pretty slow O's news day. 

Why Baltimore Would Be Better Off Without Paul Konerko | Dempsey's Army
Just as he did with Victor Martinez, Heath gives a very logical argument why Paul Konerko shouldn't end up in Baltimore.

Bedard re-signs with Mariners | Edmonton Journal
Erik Bedard is sticking with the Mariners, signing a one-year deal. 

O's offered four years, $40 million to Dunn - baltimoresun.com
I'm sorry but that is absurd. Don't offer Adam Dunn $8M less than Victor Martinez.

Orioles Insider: Filling a non-tender team with ex-Orioles
Is it surprising that a bunch of guys not good enough for the Orioles got non-tendered yesterday? 

The Remaining First Basemen | FanGraphs Baseball
FanGraphs takes a look at the first basemen still on the market.

Chicago Cubs great Ron Santo dies | Yahoo! Sports
It's a sad day for Cubs fans as the great Ron Santo has passed away from cancer at the age of 70. I loved listening to Ron Santo call a baseball game. 

But if you listen real close, you can hear the open thread whisper its legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? - - Carpe - - hear it? - - Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.