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Now that we're past that last flurry of Markakian activity from the GM Meetings and the excitement of the Stanton megadeal has worn off we are left with...what, exactly? The all too real boredom of the offseason. Yuck.

School of Roch: Nothing new with Markakis over the weekend
Is no news good news?

Camden Depot: Is Nick Markakis an Everyday Player? Dispensing with some harsh opinions...

Looking for power? Turn to corner outfielders. |
Another look at this year's free agent class. This one focuses on the outfield and again hits on a couple potential bargains.

The Baltimore Orioles could trade a starting pitcher (Orioles Nation)
How much do you want to rely on Ubaldo and the kids?

In Addition To Excitement, Orioles' 2014 Postseason Run Generated Economic Impact (Pressbox)
Who knows? Perhaps your crab dip waffle fry consumption has funded the next great Dan Duquette scrap heap purchase!

Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League |
If you want to say the O's have an AFL MVP, it's Zach Davies.

On this day in 1953, the St. Louis Browns became Baltimore Baseball Club Inc. On this day in 1999, the Orioles signed Mike Trombley, a mediocre reliever who had closed for the first time the previous year, to a three year deal. Thankfully, they saw the error in their ways.

It's the birthday of once and (probably) future Oriole Nick Markakis. It's also the birthday of Brad Havens, Darnell McDonald, Eli Marrero, Scott Moore and Brady Wager.