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Rounding into preseason form...

Rob Carr

Good morning, folks. I imagine many of you are prepping for the Super Bowl and/or Puppy Bowl. If not, we have some links this morning that have pretty much nothing to do with that.

Tsuyoshi Wada not expected back from Tommy John surgery until May or June | HardballTalk So...the Spring Training competition for rotation spots has lost a story angle.

Orioles | Interest in two veterans - MLB Hot off the Wire - Arthur Rhodes: I'm still here.

Winter report card: Oriole needed to do more to recapture last season's magic | Hit and Run -
The suggestion of a reunion with Vlad fills me with bleh. (PBR_me_ASAP)

PressBox: Pitcher Dylan Bundy Aiming For Spot As Orioles Starter - Dylan Bundy is just dreamy.

School of Roch: Adair confident that Arrieta will rebound in 2013 Well, Rick Adair is confident...I'm placated.

Baltimores Orioles to host 3rd annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota - Tampa Bay Sports | See, kids? Peter Angelos isn't such a bad dude!

Former MLB stars John Kruk, Mike Schmidt, Orioles manager Buck Showalter helping Seacrest softball Feb. 9 " Naples Daily News Buck, Schmidt and the motley crew, if ever I've heard of one. If we're talking motley crues, that's a different story.

Swinging at first pitch and game theory "If certain hitters rarely swing at the first pitch, can they benefit by occasionally catching the pitcher by surprise?"

On this day in 2010, Jon Miller was named a Ford Frick Award winner; on this day in 2011, Alfredo Simon was denied bail in the wake of his New Year's Day arrest.

It's the birthday of Paul Blair, Kent Mercker, Rich Becker, Joe Mahoney and Allen De San Miguel.