Good morning, folks. Now that the excitement of the fab new unis has momentarily subsided, we can get back to chatting about offseason roster speculation and the bevvy of organizational propest rankings that are churned out this time every year.
Retr-O! Cartoon bird makes triumphant return to Orioles caps - Big League Stew Are there some undercover O's fans at Big League Stew?
Orioles Insider: Some more free-agent thoughts - baltimoresun.com As he is wont to do, Connolly gives a reasonable assessment of the state of things.
School of Roch: Interest in Ortiz?
I've clipped this just so I can trash it. Is this more or less absurd than Posada rumors?
Will the Great Scott be back?
What's up with Luke Scott?
Future Shock: Orioles Top 11 Prospects | Baseball Prospectus
It's a pay article, but if you don't have a subscription you can at least see the list and a review of Dylan Bundy.
Camden Depot: 2012 Top 25 Prospects: #3 Jonathan Schoop Camden Depot continues their prospect breakdown.
Appreciating Mike Cuellar | Beyond the Box Score
From Bill Petti: "If you research baseball enough you are bound to stumble upon a pretty good player that you weren't that familiar with. I recently stumbled upon Mike Cuellar, and man was he good."
Today is the birthday of 1988 12th rounder Pete Rose, Jr.; 2010's backup second baseman was born on this day in 1975 and loose cannon reliever Fernando Cabrera also has a birthday today.