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Might a reunion with Joe Saunders be in the future?
Might a reunion with Joe Saunders be in the future?
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Now that Orioles failed to sign Bronson Arroyo, what's next in their free-agent search? - baltimoresun.com
There are a few options, but frankly, none of them are that good.

Orioles interested in free agents Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano | HardballTalk
"Jon Morosi of FOX Sports is reporting that the Orioles are talking with free agent starters Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano." We're down to Joe Saunders and Chris Capuano. At this point, I'd rather go with internal options. Ugh.

MLB Roundup: Tommy Hunter expected to become Orioles' closer - Yahoo Sports
Just hope he gets better against lefties...

Why the Orioles should tank 2014 - Beyond the Box Score
"Many are perplexed by Baltimore's offseason activities (or lack thereof). However, they might be on to something, and I'm here to explain why it's the right thing to do." SPOILER ALERT: It's not a very convincing argument.

Steve Melewski: Do the Orioles need to spend to win?
Yes, they do. There is a mandated minimum salary requirement for each player, so the Orioles cannot simply collect 25 volunteers. They must spend money to win a game.

MB Rumors: Baltimore Orioles interested in Ervin Santana
This is what we have sunk to, folks.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Napoleon Calzado, Doug Linton, and Erv Palica.

On this day in Orioles history,  "1982 - The Reds trade P Paul Moskau to the Baltimore Orioles for IF Wayne Krenchicki and in 2010, The Orioles sign veteran left-handed pitchers Mark Hendrickson and Will Ohman, and designate Armando Gabino for assignment. Both lefties will compete for spots in the bullpen."

Let this serve as your Open Thread for Winter Olympic Biathlon discussion. It will air between 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. on NBC today. Set your DVRs.

What we're dealing with here is a complete lack of respect for the Open Thread.