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The weather outside is frightful! Sort of.

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Former Green High standout, current Baltimore Orioles outfielder David Lough finally home for offseason - Storm - Ohio
Local boy does good!

Top remaining free agents getting squeezed by draft compensation - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: The elite free agents got what they wanted, but teams aren't willing to forfeit a draft pick and pay big bucks for free agents Nelson Cruz, Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales, Ervin Santana and Ubaldo Jimenez.

Scout.com: How Game Theory Explains Int'l Bonuses
Kiley explains how game theory drove the timing of the Yankees' big plans & the international amateur market in general.

Revisiting the Myth of the Five-Man Rotation | FanGraphs Baseball
A look at pitching depth.

Flashback Friday: Frank Zupo, the youngest Oriole | Roar From 34
Flashback to Frank Zupo, whose nickname actually was Noodles.

Where Could Nelson Cruz Even Fit? | FanGraphs Baseball
Why does Jeff Sullivan hate me?

On this day in 2012, the Orioles bought Jai Miller from Oakland and sold Brandon Snyder to Texas. It was a big day.