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Baltimore Orioles Win Major League Baseball's Offseason -
"An AL East team won the offseason transaction battle this winter, but it wasn't the Yankees or Red Sox. While other teams made bigger splashes, the Orioles quietly reinvented their infield." Thanks, WSJ! I think it's funny that our "key loss" is Kevin Millwood. -zk

How have the Orioles fared during your lifetime? | Roar from 34
If you were born in 1974 or later, the Orioles have a losing record in your lifetime. That's pleasant.

Hear exclusively from Andy MacPhail | Sports With Coleman
Jerry Coleman interviewed Andy MacPhail from Spring Training. Good stuff. 

School of Roch: Roberts taking another day off
But the most perplexing line of this update was actually, "Former Orioles David Segui and Paul Bako are in camp today." A little context would be nice, Roch. Thanks.

School of Roch: A few observations from camp
Oh wait, he explains it here. They own a bat company or something. 

Baltimore Orioles preview | Sporting News
A decent preview, although I'd argue that Nick Markakis did not regress from 2009 to 2010.

Gregg open to idea of being O’s closer |
Kevin Gregg is still stumping to be the closer. Good news, he never gives in! 

Keys GM addresses the team's lease situation | Steve Melewski
The Keys want to stay in Frederick, but the city is taking proposals from independent teams to play there in 2012. Melewski believes the Keys aren't going anywhere.

Stretching important part of Duchscherer's day |
I had to clip this because of the hysterical title. If you scroll down in the article past the breaking news that Justin Duchscherer stretches, you'll also see the Buck Showalter invited Frank Robinson to come speak to the team yesterday. 

X-rays on Roberts' neck reveal muscle spasms, no disk issues |
Nothing to see here, folks. Keep moving.

Video: O's Derrek Lee on his switch to the AL | Orioles Insider
Would you believe the mood in the clubhouse is good? I know! 

Orioles 2011 Preview Part III: Starting Rotation | Eutaw Street and Beyond
Shocking verdict: the Orioles will get better if their pitching is good.

Rob Neyer discusses Showalter, Wieters, Jones and the 2011 Orioles |
Matt Vensel talked to Rob Neyer about competing in the AL East, young pitching, and some other stuff. Neyer thinks the O's can have a winning season. 

Oh Open Thread, let me take a look at you. Fred, she's gotten her boobies.