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If you once played in the Independent Leagues chances are Dan Duquette just signed you!

If Double D doesn't discover another Miguel Gonzalez this winter it won't be for lack of trying.
If Double D doesn't discover another Miguel Gonzalez this winter it won't be for lack of trying.
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The Rays get a bunch of current or former top-notch prospects from the Royals, while the O's get a bunch of dudes from the Indy Leagues. Well...at least the O's still might be better than the Yankees and Red Sox next season. Sigh...

School of Roch: Orioles continue to raid the independent leagues
Might as well just go ahead and buy one of these Indy League teams. Use it as another minor league organization.

Camden Depot: Arrivals and Departures (12/10/12)

With remaining Options info! A definite bookmark to add.

Bernie Pleskoff: Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop has tools to make an impact | orioles.com: News

Geez...he played in the LLWS. IN 2004! That was like...not long ago.

MLB seeking to ID at-risk players in wake of Jovan Belcher murder-suicide, sources say - ESPN

The Jovan Belcher murder-suicide motivated Major League Baseball to gather information last week for behavioral profiles that could enable teams to ID players who may need assistance or intervention, sources say.

Not much in the way of birthdays today. 1880's era O, 'Medicine' Bill Mountjoy is but the only Oriole related one I can find. However, the inspiration for scurrilous Twitter persona Old Hoss Radbourn celebrates today as his day o' birth.