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Baltimore Orioles Sign Dylan Bundy - MLB Daily Dish
"His bonus will be $4 million and this signing means the Orioles will sign all of their top 10 picks."

A couple of observations from Orioles’ 6-2 win last night - baltimoresun.com
"Orioles Director of Amateur Scouting Joe Jordan said it best in a conference call late last night, when he proclaimed, 'I don't know how the hell it could have been a better day.'"

For the Birds: Orioles Use Breakthrough 7th to Jump Gio, 6-2 - Athletics Nation
"The A's drop to the cellar in a lost season of lossitude." A colorful recap from the mourners of Athletics Nation.

School of Roch: Hardy named AL Player of the Week (and note) - MASN
"Shortstop J.J. Hardy was named the AL's Player of the Week for the period ending on Sunday. It's the first time in his career that he's received the award. Hardy is the first Orioles shortstop to be named Player of the Week since Miguel Tejada in 2006."

J.J. Hardy named AL Player of the Week and the Orioles are still horrible - Birds Watcher
"All of Hardy’s solid numbers went to waste of course, as the Orioles went 2-5 over the past week. Of the 5 losses the Orioles suffered last week 4 came by one run. It is nice to finally have a solid short stop but it is hard to watch this team outside of a few key players."

Baltimore Orioles' Brad Bergesen adjusting to relief role - San Jose Mercury News
"Bergesen was a candidate to start Tuesday against the A's, but the Orioles instead are recalling lefty Brian Matusz for that assignment. There's speculation in the Baltimore media about whether Bergesen, 25, might have found a long-term home in the bullpen."

Has Jim Thome Punched His Hall Of Fame Ticket? - Baseball Nation
"We generally expect our Hall of Famers to have been dominant, MVP-caliber players for at least a few years, and that's just not what Jim Thome's been. On the other hand, we also expect our Hall of Famers to have been worth a great number of wins. According to FanGraphs, Thome's currently sitting at 71 Wins Above Replacement. There's a great cluster of players in the 70-72 range."