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Trade rumors, Arizona Fall League, and maybe an international signing. We think.

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Eduardo Rodriguez is pretty good.
Eduardo Rodriguez is pretty good.
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Trades would only create other holes to fill for Orioles - Baltimore Sun
Peter Schmuck doesn't really get the whole concept of trade value.

Orioles week was full of talk. Where does it lead? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Rich Dubroff gives a handy summary of the week's trade speculation.

Orioles prospects carry Saguaros to AFL championship - USA Today
The Surprise Saguaro won the Arizona Fall League with the efforts of many Orioles minor leaguers, including Eduardo Rodriguez's three scoreless innings.

Orioles interested in re-signing Nate McLouth | HardballTalk
Nate McLouth is probably going to get more than a one-year deal, and it looks like the Orioles will offer one.

Red Sox could benefit from snag in Japanese posting system - Sports - The Boston Globe
"The Orioles seem so close to being the team to beat in the AL East, with a solid core of Manny Machado, Chris Davis, J.J. Hardy, Matt Wieters, Adam Jones, and Nick Markakis. The feeling is they need one solid starting pitcher and a DH and they’d take their chances." Oh, yeah, Boston media, worried about the Orioles. Love it.

Escalona acordó con los Orioles - Beisbol
The Orioles apparently have signed pitcher Edgmer Escalona. Anyone read Spanish?

School of Roch: Wallace: "I'm trying to find out as much as I can"
Dave Wallace, new Orioles pitching coach, is calling all his pitchers. That's nice.

Steve Melewski: O's minor league Pitcher of the Year looks back on his 2013 season
Steve Melewski says nice things about Orioles pitching prospect Mike Wright. Not a tough job, given what he did this year.

School of Roch: Wallace on why he wanted Chiti
"New Orioles pitching coach Dave Wallace had a strong voice in the hiring of bullpen coach Dom Chiti." So there's that.

On this date in 1953, "The St. Louis Browns officially become the Baltimore Baseball Club Inc. The Baltimore franchise board officially changes its name to the Orioles, the traditional name for baseball teams from the city."

Happy Birthday to Nick Markakis! Let's chip in and buy him a weight set. Also, Happy Birthday to former O's Scott Moore, Darnell McDonald, Eli Marrero, and Brad Havens.

And remember, no matter how bad your day is, you're not going to get screwed over as bad as Johny Hendricks did last night. And consider this your NFL Open Thread.