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Orioles Plan to Play Moneyball? | Baltimore Sports Report
I don't think one hire means we've hired Brad Pitt as our GM, but hey, maybe it does.

Kevin Cowherd: Orioles have been frugal this holiday season - Baltimore Sun
"As usual, it looks like the Orioles are celebrating this holiday season on the cheap." Because throwing around $100 million or so on free agents would have definitely made us a contender. Man, I hate the Baltimore media sometimes. OK, most of the time. OK, everyone except Amber, Brittany and Jeff Z. And the dude that covers UMd at The Sun. He ain't bad either. And Roch has his uses. Otherwise? Coal for Christmas for all of you!

School of Roch: Because you asked about Aoki...
"I was told by an industry source tonight that the Orioles "weren't believed" to have placed a bid on Japanese outfielder Norichika Aoki. That's the closest I've come to a firm confirmation." See? Roch sometimes does have useful information.

Seattle Mariners Bring Back Pitcher George Sherrill: A Fan's Reaction - MLB - Yahoo! Sports
"Mariners fans will definitely remember Sherrill as one of the players that the team traded away to get Erik Bedard from the Baltimore Orioles a few years ago. Now he will come back to the team on a one-year deal that is worth $1.1 million plus incentives."