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Peter Schmuck: Dan Duquette's patience paid off for the Orioles - baltimoresun.com
Did it? Perhaps. Or did he just get exceedingly fortunate?

School of Roch: Looking at today's intrasquad game and the 40-man roster
As The 40-man Turns...

2014 team preview: Baltimore Orioles - CBSSports.com
Team preview season continues to fill column space.

American League Non-Roster Invitees to Watch: Hey! A Frenchy Sighting! "
Jonah Keri discusses some players not currently on 40 man rosters who could end up making significant impacts for their clubs. With a special shout-out to possibly my favorite former Orioles farmhand in the Mariners section. Damn that trade was awful...

2014 Payroll Allocation, By Position | FanGraphs Baseball

Further breakdown of the composition of team salaries by Wendy Thurm.

Could Orioles' Recent Signings Lead To Trades?

I mentioned an idea in the comments yesterday, that with Wei Yin Chen heading into the last year of his contract in '15, he could make a rather enticing trade chip if the O's have some decent rotation depth come July.

Orioles minor leaguer learns some history | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

Maybe we can get him on board as a guest blogger now that he has some writing experience...

Baseball Prospectus | Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational Rankings

Do the O's manage to crack the top 10?

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Josh Towers.

It's Thursday and it's past noon. Thursday is one of my days off. On my days off I start Open Threading at noon. You don't get to interrupt that.