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Prospect Watch: Top 10 shortstops |
For the second year in a row,'s Jonathan Mayo has named Manny Machado the #1 shortstop prospect in baseball.

Baltimore Orioles Complete Organizational Chart - MLB Daily Dish
This is fantastic. A complete org chart from the front office down to A ball. It includes salary, arbitration, and option details.

Orioles talking to Armando Galarraga; haven't signed righty |
Dan Duquette realized that Galarraga isn't Asian and therefore needs to think twice before signing him.

Camden Depot: Trading Adam Jones: AL Central Edition
More Adam Jones trade-y goodness.

Orioles tap New Zealand for 17-year-old prospect -
So it's not just Asia, it's everywhere in the Pacific. Also, this guy played softball until last year.

Steve Melewski: How should the Orioles handle the DH spot?
"[T]he Orioles finished 10th in slugging, 11th in OPS, and 12th in on-base percentage and RBIs from the DH spot in 2011." \