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Q&A with Orioles beat writer Jeff Zrebiec | Baltimore Sports Report
BSR asked Jeff Zrebiec his opinion on the O's offseason so far.

Five Orioles storylines to watch at baseball's winter meetings |
Will Andy make a splash? Do FAs want to come to Baltimore? Will Buck win over everyone? All this and more! 

Is Mark Reynolds On His Way From Arizona To Baltimore? | AZ Snakepit
AZ Snakepit takes a look at the Reynolds to Baltimore rumors and shares that the D-Backs aren't crazy about Chris Tillman but would love to have David Hernandez.

School of Roch: Don't look for Beltre in Baltimore
Everyone can pipe down on the Adrian Beltre talk, because the O's don't want him. 

Steve Melewski: The fans get stirred up, but MacPhail not ready yet to spend big
Orioles fans: DO SOMETHING SPEND SOME MONEY! Andy: Calm down, children. Now is the time for patience. 

Red Sox, Padres complete Gonzalez deal |
The trade for Adrian Gonzalez is complete, but no extension has been met. 

Brewers reportedly to deal top prospect for Marcum |
The Brewers are sending their top prospect, 2nd baseman Brett Lawrie, to Toronto for Shaun Marcum.

Cardinals, Berkman agree to one-year deal | Yahoo! Sports
Another 1B is off the board as Lance Berkman signed a one year, $8M contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. We never heard that the Orioles were interested, but thank goodness they now don't have the option. 

Jayson Werth agrees to $126 million, 7-year contract with Washington Nationals |
In case you didn't hear, Jayson Werth traded in his chance to compete for more money than he ever thought he'd get. The Nationals, according to the Twitter, made such a huge initial offer that Scott Boras didn't even bother asking the other clubs that were interested to match because he knew they wouldn't. 

The open thread is G-CWOK approved... and pulling it off!