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It's Chris Davis' world...
It's Chris Davis' world...
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Hope you enjoyed your off day, folks. A weekend in San Francisco sounds lovely. If you subscribe to one of the various services MLB provides that offers access to out of market broadcasts, you may be treated to a little Jon Miller this series.

If you thought that the Hot Stove season and non-waiver trade deadline are crazy, what do you think about all of this waiver claim business? Yesterday, the Orioles were briefly linked to Alex Rios, but also to Mark Reynolds, who was designated for assignment by the freshly swept Tribe. For those of you hoping for a reunion, remember that the HBGM works in mysterious ways.

School of Roch: Bundy: "I feel fine and I'm right where I want to be" Unexpected Bundy coverage. Don't panic!

Inbox: Orioles interested in Reynolds, switching up rotation? | News Do you want to know about the fringe candidates for the Orioles rotation? Still?

Camden Depot: Can the Orioles Afford Mark Reynolds' Strikeouts? Twist!

Chasing Roger Maris: Chris Davis off record home run pace, but still close - Thor/Crush/Hulk...SMASH!

PressBox: Orioles' Adam Jones Has Strong Series In Hometown San Diego A nice wrap of the shorty in San Diego.

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado has had a full first year as a major leaguer - The Washington Post Yeah, this is an article from the Sun, but does the Post have phenom envy?

The most surprising statistic of 2013 - Baseball Nation I don't always read Grant Brisbee, but when I do, I'm pretty entertained. I should probably read Grant Brisbee more often.

On this day in 1901, Jack Dunn was knocked out of a the first game of a doubleheader after being hit by a foul ball off his own bat. Eery.

...and on this day in 2012, Manny Machado made his major league debut.

It's the birthday of Check Essegian, who made one plate appearance in one game for the 1961 Birds. Hat tip to NumerOlogy on that one.