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Happy anniversary?
Happy anniversary?

Talk of Prince Fielder has gone cold, but the Orioles seem to have put a lot of boots on the ground in the hunt for Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes is arguably one of the bigger names available this offseason, so it will be interesting to see how Duquette and company proceed. The Non-Tender deadline is today and we continue our crawl to Florida.

School of Roch: Quick Cespedes update
Roch gives a rundown on the Cespedes scouting mission.

Steve Melewski: Ben Badler's take on Yoenis Cespedes Melewski gets the 411 from his international scouting sensei.

Indians sign outfielder Felix Pie to minor league contract | HardballTalk In case you missed the ESPN special, Felix is taking his adorableness to Cleveland.

PressBox: Orioles Put Themselves in Current Offseason Situation Matt Palmer is NOT pleased.

Braun not the first player scrutinized under MLB program - JSOnline...and they talk about Rafael Palmeiro.

Today in 1993 the Orioles signed Rafael Palmeiro to his first Orioles contract; in 2007, Miguel Tejada was traded to the Astros for Luke Scott, Matt Albers, Troy Patton, Dennis Sarfate and Mike Costanzo.

It's the birthday of old time Orioles pitcher Phenomenal Smith and recent era Oriole scrub Garrett Atkins.