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Starting 9: What to look for in Orioles spring training -
"Orioles pitchers and catchers will report to the club's complex in Sarasota, Fla., marking the official beginning of spring training - and the flowing optimism that accompanies any baseball season's birth." It from The Sun, just a different source. Paywall, schmaywall.

Orioles open with high hopes, lots of pitchers -
"Dan Duquette spent his first winter in Baltimore scanning the globe in search of starting pitchers. The Orioles new vice president of baseball operations signed two left-handers who excelled in Japan, pulled off a pair of trades with teams in Los Angeles and Colorado and signed a Venezuelan native whose most notable accomplishment is an imperfect perfect game."

Ranking the Orioles' offseason acquisitions by their potential 2012 impact | Sacramento Bee
"When Dan Duquette took over as the Orioles' executive vice president of baseball operations in early November, he stressed that the club needed to improve its depth and that he would be seeking "undervalued assets" - players who perhaps were under the radar elsewhere but could help the Orioles now and in the future. He wasn't kidding." Another article from The Sun from a different source. This is too easy...

Sorry for the sparse clippings, but the alarm doesn't always work correctly...