It should be no news to you, friends, that Scott Boras is a big tease. Talk of Prince Fielder cropped up yesterday and it seems unlikely that it originated in the Warehouse.
Orioles: Thoughts on Prince Fielder, Edwin Jackson, Roy Oswalt and more - baltimoresun.com Dan Connolly fires off a last shot before going to ground for the holidays.
School of Roch: What it means to be "in on" Fielder
Roch digs deeper on the prince.
Orioles Sign A Collection Of Minor-Leaguers And An Economist | December Daniel Moroz offers his take on some small moved from last week.
Inefficiencies, Moral Hazards: The NPB Posting System | FanGraphs Baseball
Amber Theoharis: Prophet
Chris Gomez: One of a Kind - Fangraphs Ouch.
On this day in 1977, the Orioles let Ross Grimsley walk. The O's rode him for a whopping 295.2 innings in 1974, a season in which he also posted an rWAR of 4.0. In 1995, the Roberto Alomar signed a 3 year deal worth $18 million; in 2005, Elrod Hendricks passed away.
Happy Birthday to Taylor Teagarden, LaTroy Hawkins, Roger McDowell, Elliott Maddox and Andy Van Slyke.