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Off-season Day #3

Remember when Davis hit that HR off a broken bat? That was cool.
Remember when Davis hit that HR off a broken bat? That was cool.
Greg Fiume

Orioles have good choices for starting rotation | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
If you think you have depth in the rotation...go get a couple more starters.

School of Roch: Jones joining MLB Network studio team (note on Davis)

I'm very impressed with the way Dr. Jones is building his 'brand' and getting his name and face out there in the media. He's an excellent figure to have as the 'Face of the Franchise' so to speak. Keep making Birdland proud, Jonesy!

Don’t expect the Majors to benefit from Cuba’s liberalized rules for athletes | HardballTalk

Booooooooo, Embargo.

The 2013 Gammons Awards —

Petey gives out his awards

Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson is a case study in MLB luck - ESPN The Magazine - ESPN
In$ider article explaining how 'luck', even one player's, can effect a team's record in spite of underlying talent.

2013 League Top 20 Prospects Index -

Just one Oriole among these lists thus far, but that's due primarily to two reasons: 1, they've only covered one league the O's participate in. And, 2, players like Hunter Harvey and Chance Sisco didn't manage to meet qualification thresholds in either the GCL or NYPL.

One this date 1 year ago, Chris 'Thor' Davis caused the atoms of a baseball thrown by then Rays Starter James Shields to collapse upon themselves, giving the O's a 1-0 victory in the process.