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The hot stove is fired up. Do you think the Orioles will actually pull the trigger on a Hardy or Wieters trade?

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Orioles hire ex-Rangers coach - ESPN Dallas
The Orioles have hired Dave Anderson to be the minor league infield instructor.

Bronson Arroyo Is A Perfect Fit For The Orioles - Baltimore Sports Report
Zach Wilt thinks that Arroyo should be a top priority for the Orioles this off season. What do you think?

Power numbers make Orioles' Chris Davis worthy of American League MVP | orioles.com
Britt Ghiroli makes the case for Chris Davis to be named MVP. The award winner will be announced this evening.

More cash for Byrd mean more for McLouth? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Rich Dubroff worries that the market for Nate McLouth might be pricier than expected.

Orioles Should Make A Decision About Matt Wieters Sooner | Press Box Online
Stan the Fan thinks the Orioles should trade Matt Wieters and sign a free agent catcher.

Happy birthday to former Oriole and current blowhard Curt Schilling!

On this day in 1973, Jim Palmer was awarded the Cy Young Award after posting a 2.40 ERA for the season. According to FanGraphs, Palmer was worth 4.9 WAR that year. Not too shabby.

On this day in 2005 the Orioles announced that they did not have any intention of bringing back Sammy Sosa or Rafael Palmeiro. Heh.