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Buck and Angela Showalter help raise money for foster kids, the front office may be ready to promote rather than acquire pitching, and Joe Saunders will need to find a new home.

Eduardo Rodriguez did good things last night in the AZ Fall League ASG.
Eduardo Rodriguez did good things last night in the AZ Fall League ASG.
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Steve Melewski: Showalter talks pitching, free agency and more
Manager Buck Showalter isn't ruling out in-house minor league options to shore up the O's pitching staff.

School of Roch: Where did the Orioles rank in manufacturing runs?
Eduardo Rodriguez had a great inning last night in the Arizona Fall League's All-Star Game. And Roch wonders how the O's can create more runs and not be so homer-dependent.

Costumed Runners, Showalters Race For KidsPeace | WBAL Radio 1090 AM
Buck and Angela Showalter lent their support to the annual KidsPeace 5K and Fun Run. The event expected to raise $100,000 for various charities.

Mariners decline 2014 options on Gutierrez, Saunders -
Joe Saunders had his option declined by Seattle. He'll probably be less expensive than Scott Feldman this winter and he's just as left-handed as Feldman is. I'm just sayin'...

Not much of note happened to the Orioles on this date, but please wish a Happy Birthday to former Orioles Mark Corey, Dwight Evans, Ken Holtzman, Earl Robinson and Armando Benitez if you happened to see them. Which would be weird, because while all of them are still alive, I'm guessing they don't live anywhere near you.

Consider this your NFL Open Thread.