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Eduardo Rodriguez has a posse.
Eduardo Rodriguez has a posse.
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Pitching coach interviews have wrapped up and the new guy should be named soon, Baby Birds have had a solid run in Arizona and it's award season.

Other than that? If you're still following the World Series nice to see it at least won't be a one-sided affair.

Duquette hopes to have pitching coach next week | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore The Orioles have interviewed several qualified candidates.

Sporting News MLB awards 2013: Miguel Cabrera voted Player of the Year - MLB - Sporting News
Chris Davis came in second.

School of Roch: Gold Glove candidates announced today
What do we figure? Wieters, Jones, Hardy, Machado, Thor and Markakis at least in the mix?

Bernie Pleskoff: Baltimore Orioles prospect Eduardo Rodriguez has stuff to succeed | orioles.com: News
Nice piece on one of the system's rising stars.

Winter League roundup: Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco shines | MLB.com: News
Zelous Wheeler continues to light up the LMP.

Steve Melewski: Nelson Norman talks about the Orioles' Dominican program
"In March, the Orioles hired former major leaguer Nelson Norman to serve as the director of baseball operations in the Dominican Republic."

Baltimore Orioles In-House Solutions: Back-up Catcher
I've never quite understood the energy put into looking for back up catchers when there's been a perfectly good Brian Ward in the minors. Is it time for Caleb Joseph to shine?

James Taylor may have flubbed the national anthem | HardballTalk
Aw, geez.

It's the birthday of former GM Lee MacPhail, 1983 stretch run bench warmer Tito Landrum and Gary Roenicke's boy, Josh.