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"I am the ghost of Cavalries past here to warn against signing Billy Butler"
"I am the ghost of Cavalries past here to warn against signing Billy Butler"
Jared Wickerham

The baseball world was a little quiet yesterday aside from the announcement of Gold Glove finalists...and so it is in the Warehouse, too.

Orioles may have competition for Willis | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Chicago may be in play and Seattle may fight to keep him.

*must resist temptation to go for cheap Gary Coleman gag*

Gold Glove Award finalists announced | MLB.com: News
"Five-time winner Yadier Molina, the entire Rays infield and six Orioles players, including Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones, are among the finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, announced Friday."

Orioles' Berry hurls four shutout frames | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball
"Orioles prospect Tim Berry made his third consecutive scoreless appearance for Surprise, going four strong frames in the Saguaros' 3-0 win at Scottsdale." Nice to see these young pitchers thrive in a very offensive-minded league.

Steve Melewski: Are St. Louis Cardinals the organization for Orioles to emulate?
This is really only nominally O's related, but Steve-O talks about the Cards with one of his buddies at Baseball America. Process, process, process!

Camden Depot: Should the Orioles Deal for Billy Butler? Do you like Orange Juice with your Country Breakfast?

Chris Davis: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back? | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball This largely approaches Thor from a fantasy perspective, but is interesting nonetheless.

It's the birthday of dark days manager Mike Hargrove and pitcher Wayne Garland. Old timey O's Snuffy Stirnweis and Harry Chapman were also born on this day.