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Duchscherer at full strength, in body and mind |
Justin Duchscherer will throw for the Orioles on Friday after having thrown for five other teams already.

Two O's Minor Leaguers among's Top 50 Prospects |
Zach Britton ranks as's 19th best minor league prospect and Manny Machado comes in at 24th. 

Mariners sign right-hander Ray with spring invite | Seattle PI
The Mariners signed right-handed reliever Chris Ray to a minor-league contract and invited him to spring training.

We have a good idea now of what Orioles will look like in 2011 |
I had to to clip this article by Peter Schmuck for this sentence alone: "[MacPhail] could try to bring back Millwood, sign veteran Freddy Garcia or go out on a limb (literally) and take a chance on potential comeback pitchers John Maine or Justin Duchscherer." He's literally going to go out in a limb!

The O's 2009 draft: Addressing some pitching injuries with Joe Jordan | Steve Melewski
Matt Hobgood, Randy Henry, Ashur Tolliver, Aaron Wirsch, Jake Cowan, Ryan Berry. All pitchers drafted in 2009, all have dealt with injuries. 

National Writers Discuss The Baltimore Orioles | Baltimore Sports and Life
Phil Rogers, Scott Miller, and Craig Calcaterra provided some thoughts on the Orioles to BSL.

Why the Orioles Should Not Sign Vlad Guerrero | The Loss Column 
Neal offers his view on the Vlad rumors. 

FanGraphs Sabermetrics Library
In case you've ever been to FanGraphs or heard someone reference an advanced stat and weren't quite sure what it was, FanGraphs has just released a helpful library.

GM: Diamondbacks will try pitcher Owings at first base in spring | Big League Stew 
Pitcher Micah Owings, known for being a good hitter, will get time in field this year. 

As far as boyfriends go, the open thread is totally boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni. And, I know that people are supposed to fall in love before they reproduce, but... I guess normalcy isn't really our style.