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Graphically Showing MLB Salary Arbitration Signings
Maury Brown looks at salary arbitration deals from 2010 and says we should expect to see a lot of signings right exactly one week from yesterday. FYI, the six Orioles who have filed for arbitration are Jeremy Guthrie, J.J. Hardy, Jim Johnson, Adam Jones, Felix Pie, and Luke Scott. -zk

Q&A with former Baltimore Orioles star Brady Anderson | AZ Central
Brady is a personal trainer/coach in Arizona and based on the picture, still enjoys wearing tight pants.

O's tickets to go on sale as spring training nears |
Spring Training tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m., which is weird because I remember Philly O's talking about buying them last week. Regardless, woo Spring Training! 

Commentary: Plenty of reasons for Orioles fans to believe in 2011 |
This guy has nothing bad to say about Andy MacPhail's off-season, although he would like the O's to sign a front of the rotation starter like Brad Penny. Ok.

Brad Penny, Tigers Agree To One-Year Contract |-
Veteran free agent starting pitcher Brad Penny has signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, worth a base salary of $3 million. Guess no one told that Penn Live guy that Brad Penny already signed. What a bargain getting a front of the rotation guy for $3M!

The Eutaw Street Chronicles: Rafael Palmeiro hits Eutaw Street Twice; April 11, 1997 | Roar From 34
RF34 has an update to the Eutaw Street Chronicles, a day when Raffy, who hit Eutaw Street more than any other Oriole (until Luke Scott passes him) hit it twice.

Early 2011 Orioles Projections | Camden Crazies
Daniel's preliminary projections put the O's at 76 wins. 

O's re-sign Castillo, four others | Steve Melewski
As mentioned in yesterday's comments, the Orioles re-signed Alberto Castillo, Jose Diaz, Chris George, Steven Lerud, and Michel Hernandez to minor league deals.

Jim Johnson says elbow "a non-issue." | School of Roch
JJ is doing well with his off-season training program, and he's glad the Orioles brought back Koji Uehara. "I know him and his sideburns are legendary in the city of Baltimore. I think they need to come up with a new promo for that." 

Trevor Hoffman Retires With Major League Saves Record After 18 Season |
The Padres offered to sign him to a one-day contract so he could retire a Padre. Hoffman declined, but he will take a front office job with them, thank you very much. 

I have two books at my bedside, Lieutenant: the Marine Corps Code of Conduct and the King James Bible. The only proper authorities I am aware of are my commanding officer, Colonel Nathan R. Jessep, and the Open Thread.