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O's round out their coaching staff, Buck earns an honor, and the Rookies of the Year are announced.

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School of Roch: Showalter on Chiti, Castro and FSL honor
Generalissimo Buck shares his thoughts on a host of topics

Orioles shouldn't think about trading Wieters | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Rich D makes the counter argument to dealing Wiet.

Camden Depot: Signing Brian McCann Makes Sense for the Orioles
I haven't given much consideration to McCann, to be honest. As it's hard to get beyond an initial impression of targeting him not making clear sense for the O's needs.

Steve Melewski: Urrutia's bat stays hot in Arizona and other winter ball notes

While encouraging, I still need to see Hank do something in MLB game action before I'm ready to fully buy in. And the Ohlman note at the end furthers my giddiness for him.

Jose Fernandez tops Yasiel Puig for NL Rookie of Year - ESPN

Ought to be a fun race next year in the AL. Gausman, Bogaerts, Yordano Ventura, Taijuan Walker, and Jose Abreu should all make solid cases for themselves.

More details on proposed changes to the Japanese player posting system | HardballTalk

Not sure I like this idea. If a club goes bananas and outbids all others by $30m or so, they ought have to face to full financial consequences of that.

2013 VORG Rookie of the Year awards | Value Over Replacement Grit

Wow. Lots of former O's on this list.

On this date in 1980 Steve Stone wins the AL Cy Young award. He is the 4th different O to win the award, and is the 6th overall winner for the organization.