First things first: as I was putting together this post, I got the press release that the Orioles have officially signed Vladimir Guerrero. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Orioles have placed Alfredo Simon on the restricted list.
Ok, now on to the links!
Perennial Doormat Set To Surprise in AL East | The Hoya
Well, if sophomore in the McDonough School of Business John Balkam thinks so, count me in too.
Ripken weighs in on Young drama | Foul Territory
Cal Ripken hopes Michael Young stays in Texas. I'm sure Michael Young appreciates that.
A new and improved Jake Arrieta | Orioles Insider
Best shape blah blah.
Bad news for beard-lovers: Jake Arrieta has found his razor | Baltimore Sun
But good news for the ladies!
Brandon Erbe starting from scratch following surgery | MLB.com
Has there every been a time that Erbe wasn't rehabbing from something?
Atkins sidelined, Guerrero unlikely to play outfield, Riske impresses | Orioles Insider
So, two things. First: Mitch Atkins is not in the best shape of his life. Second: I think I have some kind of PTSD because whenever I see the name Atkins I freak out that they're talking about Garrett.
Dave Johnson Previews the 2011 Orioles | Baltimore Sports Report
Zach Wilt at BSR interviewed Dave Johnson, getting his thoughts on the upcoming season.
Showalter talks about Wieters | School of Roch
Buck loves Matt Wieters.
Leftovers from today's workout | School of Roch
Notes from ST
Orioles Look To Build On Strong '10 Finish, Put Together Winning Season | SBNation.com
While Rob Neyer isn't a huge fan of some of the moves the Orioles have made, but acknowledges that they could be much improved from 2009.