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The Hot Stove continues to just simmer.

Buck and Donny Ballgame horsin' around
Buck and Donny Ballgame horsin' around
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School of Roch: More from today's meeting with Duquette
Roch gives the rundown on a quiet public day for the O's yesterday.

Orioles' Buck Showalter on expectations, Brian Roberts and more - baltimoresun.com

Buck holds court.

Baseball Prospectus | Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects

Entire article is paywall'd. Which shouldn't be an issue since BP is well worth the subscription. But here is the Top 10 list.

Machado's Road To Recovery - ESPN Video - ESPN

ESPN Video: Stephania Bell catches up with Orioles 3B Manny Machado, who is rehabbing to make it back for Opening Day after undergoing surgery for a torn medial patellofemoral ligament.

Manny Machado wins Play of the Year | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

Sweet! And well deserved.

Potential PTBNL in the Johnson/Weeks Trade

Tucker talked to a scout about potential PTBNL in the Jim Johnson/Jemile Weeks trade. Miles Head and Blake Hassebrock have both been rumored.

MLB Eliminating $50,000 Bonus Exemptions For International Signings - BaseballAmerica.com

Not that this effects the O's in much of any way since they seem more interested in trading away large portions of their international bonus pool rather than spend it.

FanGraphs Spray Charts! | FanGraphs Baseball

Fun stuff.

On this date in 1959 Lee MacPhail assumes duties as President of the Orioles.