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Duquette on the air; Baby Birds down under; 2014 anticipation: high...

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School of Roch: Duquette: "We're trying to win now"
To sum up: Still looking for a veteran starter, closer and hoping to extend J.J. Hardy.

Adam Jones helps Baltimore community, receives Babe Ruth Museum Award | News
The Good Doctor continues to burnish his "Face of the Franchise" cred.

Second Half Improvement Shows Chris Tillman Could Be Becoming an Ace | Orioles 101 | Sports Media 101
Yes, please.

Perth Heat hot favourites for Australian baseball crown
Perth is led by former O's Brandon Tripp and Allen De San Miguel. Current O's farmhands George Barber and Tucker Nathans have also had fine seasons for Perth. Both were products of Fred Ferreira's Xtremeline Academy in Florida.

Carlos Marmol excited for contract with Marlins as Dominican Republic eliminated from Caribbean Series | News
Alfredo Aceves went another seven innings limiting the DR to 2 runs, but hitting two batters, including Francisco Peguero, in the process.

On this day in 2012, the KBO filed an official protest in the embarrassing Seong-Min Kim affair and former outfielder Danny Clyburn was murdered.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Dennis Martinez retired 15 years ago today. He is by far the most successful MLB player born in Nicaragua.</p>&mdash; High Heat Stats (@HighHeatStats) <a href="">February 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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It's the birthday of Scott Feldman and Mr. Pitchability, Zach Davies. It's also the birthday of Endy Chavez, Jon Leicester, Al Smith, Benny Ayala and manager of the 2005 Carolina League Champion Frederick Keys, Bien Figueroa. Shake your keys!