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Can’t Shake Jake (Arrieta) | FanGraphs Baseball
Another article that says we shouldn't give up on him yet.

Baseball America | Orioles Sign Cuban Outfielder Henry Urrutia
So much for that whole no Cuban defectors thing.

Adam Jones is an old-school gamer - ESPN
"Some of the guys on our team play ‘Halo’ and ‘Call of Duty,’ but I don’t think any of those games compares to ‘Mario Kart.’" Adam Jones is my soul mate!

Baseball: Ray Hunnicutt follows dream, signs with Orioles - Aurora Beacon News
Sure, he's the 40th round guy who we'll never hear from him again, but he's following his dreams, man!

Speculation swirls around Gausman's professional career - The Daily Reveille - Louisiana State University
"Sources close to the LSU baseball program and the Baltimore Orioles told The Daily Reveille they still fully expect a deal to be done Friday before the 5 p.m. eastern time deadline."

Tigers' Quintin Berry, Orioles' Adam Jones: Friends ready to face off as foes | Detroit Free Press
BFFs!

School of Roch: Choosing a first-half Most Valuable Oriole
Roch Kubatko is "more inclined to pick closer Jim Johnson" as MVO at this point than he is Adam Jones or Jason Hammel.

Dan Duquette says Orioles would like to add a table-setter to top the lineup - baltimoresun.com
If Duquette wants to add a high on-base percentage guy to the top of the lineup, why do current O's like Robert Andino and J.J. Hardy keep getting slotted 1 and 2 in the current lineup?

temperment cOunts | The Wayward Oriole
Wayward's thoughts on what got the team here so far and what they should do in the future.