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The weather outside is frightful! Sort of.


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. 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.