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With the Ubaldo signing it shows how off-season narratives can change so quickly.

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A whole day of doing nothing. When will this team ever get serious about winning!?

School of Roch: Taking another look at the pitching

The domino-effects of the Ubaldo signing on the pitching corps.

What to Expect from Ubaldo Jimenez | Baltimore Sports and LifeBaltimore Sports and Life

In which it is argued that Ubaldo may not be as volatile of performance as the narrative suggests.

The Orioles Bet on the New Ubaldo Jimenez | FanGraphs Baseball

In case you missed this in the comments section from yesterday.

Analyzing Ubaldo Jimenez: OriolesNation

Further analysis of what the O's can expect from their newest rotation arm.

Jimenez signing keeps Baltimore Orioles in contention - MLB - ESPN

Not the most invigorating of headlines, I suppose, if you considered the O's to have been in contention sans Jimenez.

Peter Gammons: Huge chip or not, Jimenez signing shows Orioles are determined to succeed - GammonsDaily.com

Maybe I'm way off base, but I kinda think every MLB organization is determined to succeed. The O's aren't special in that regard, Jimenez or not.

Ubaldomore or Ubusto – Jimenez gets 4/$50MM from the O’s | Getting Blanked | Blogs | theScore.com

More Ubaldo-related reading.

Lineup discussion: AL East - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

Even with two slots generically filled that lineup looks to have the potential to be the equal of any other in my view.

Wieters aims to make best of his (likely) final two years as an Oriole - CBSSports.com

Is this Boras angling to try and jump start some talks with the Warehouse while they seem to be throwing some money around?

Incredible Video: Cuban Player Charges Mound With Bat, Swings At Pitcher In Chaotic Brawl - BaseballAmerica.com

Is that you, Jose Offerman?

There are no Orioles related birthdays today.

Yeah, I know this place pretty good. I went to law school here.
In Open Thread?
Yeah. I couldn't believe it myself. Luckily my dad was an alumus and pulled some strings.