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Award season rolls on; hot stove speculation...heats up; Schoop's good day

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Wilson honors best defensive players and clubs | News Somehow, Dustin Pedroia was judged to be a better defensive player than Manny Machado.

Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles aid local Boys & Girls Club | News
"Adam Jones enhanced his involvement within the Baltimore community on Wednesday with the opening of the Adam Jones and Baltimore Orioles Technology and Learning Center at the Brooklyn O'Malley Boys & Girls Club."

AL East Hot Stove Preview: Red Sox threatening to leave rivals behind | The Strike Zone - Jay Jaffe surveys the state of the division.

Baseball Prospectus | Minor League Update: AFL and Winter League Recap for Games of November 7 Some of this piece is behind a paywall, but you can read their write up on Jonathan Schoop's AFL performance for free!

AFL Developments: Branden Kline (VIDEO) -
"After suffering a season-ending injury, Orioles righthander Branden Kline is pitching in the AFL with a delivery that has changed since he was drafted"

Camden Depot: Performance Scouting the Independant Leagues: Canadian-American League Will Dan Duquette find his inspiration in the snowy north country?

Orioles Eligible for Rule 5 Draft
A useful primer. Learn it. Know it. Live it.

On this day in 1966, Frank Robinson was named AL MVP, becoming the first player to win the award in both leagues. Cal Ripken, Jr. won his second MVP award on this day in 1991. On this day in 2011, pitcher Alfredo Simon was cleared of a manslaughter charge stemming from New Year's Eve revelry.

Happy birthday to reserve outfielder Dwight Smith and the delightfully alliterative Wally Westlake. Old time O and Maryland native Cupid Childs died on this day in 1912.