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Day One of the Winter Meetings sees the O's make no moves but be linked to a number of players

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School of Roch: Duquette: "We should be adding more players by the end of the week"
The Duq gives a recap of his day's events and a glimpse of what to expect over the next few days.

Orioles outright infielder Cord Phelps to Triple-A Norfolk - baltimoresun.com

Possibly not the last move in this vein over the next few days.

Report: Mets pushing "very hard" to trade Daniel Murphy | HardballTalk

One name the Orioles have been tied to.

Ryan Webb and Moving Out of Splitsville | FanGraphs Baseball

Mr. Webb's manner of dealing with lefties.

Camden Depot: On Ryan Webb and Blown Saves

Buck must really like Mr. Webb, as it seems neither of them care much for the 'Save rule'.

Orioles to hold January minicamp for pitchers | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

The new Pitching Coach wants to get to know his students.

Could A.J. Burnett, Josh Beckett Or Bartolo Colon Interest Orioles?

Beckett is a new name I'd not considered previously. Though Billingsley interests me more.

Some Orioles Thoughts as the Winter Meetings Begin | Baltimore Sports and LifeBaltimore Sports and Life

Chris Stoner shares his thoughts on what direction the O's ought pursue.

Where were the Orioles in the Doug Fister ‘Sweepstakes’?

Can't fault the O's in that situation. It seems Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski didn't care to offer up Fister to anyone except for the Nats.

It's the birthdate of one time prospect and 40-man roster hanger-on Pedro Florimon. On this date in 2009 the O's traded Chris Ray to the Rangers for Kevin Millwood and his mentoring skills. In 1973 Dennis 'El Presidente' Martinez was signed as an amateur free agent.