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Happy Friday, folks.

School of Roch: Still trying to reel in a catcher (updated)
Looks like the active backup catcher market (seriously?) is ending this discussion quickly. I'm still hoping for Caleb Joseph.

Orioles Insider: What to do with the Orioles' DH spot in 2012 - Free agent talk from Connolly.

Uni Watch evaluates new looks by Padres, Orioles, Mets and Marlins - ESPN
Paul Lukas gives the new unis a thumbs up.

2011 Orioles Retrospective: Vlad Guerrero | November Daniel Moroz continues his ongoing series.

Baltimore Orioles Organization Discussion - Minor League Ball
Sickels is prepping his Orioles prospect list. Have your say!

Orioles' Johnson happy in final Arizona start | News The "regular season" in Arizona is wrapping up.

Orioles' Mummey teaching his craft | News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
Nice fluff piece on one of my faves in the organization.

2011 Norfolk Tides Season Review
Jordan at Orioles-Nation has an assessment of the Tides.

Report: Theo was the one who leaked Boston’s dirty laundry last month | HardballTalk
Talk about dysfunction!

On this day in 1954, the O's and Yanks participated in a ridiculous 17 player trade that included Gus Triandos coming to Baltimore and Don Larsen going to New York. Larsen was coming off a 3-21 season; on this day in 1964, Brooks Robinson handily outpolled Mickey Mantle for the AL MVP.

Today is the birthday of longtime Brown Roy Sievers who was shipped off to Washington after the 1953 season. It is also the birthday of Jamie Moyer.