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16 days until Opening Day! Beware the ides of March!

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Happy weekend, Chatters! Today's game against the Yankees has a number of viewing/listening options. It'll be on MASN, MLB Network,, and on the radio at WBAL. I know you're tired of spring training games by now, but it's not like you have anything better to do. Plus, it'll be your first chance to get a look at Suk-Min Yoon.

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Wei-Yin Chen tosses four innings in 2-2 tie with Minnesota Twins |
Game recap if from yesterday if you want it. Chen is the first O to pitch four innings.

Orioles Bubble Players: Two-week Checkpoint | Press Box Online
A look at the players fighting for a spot on this year's roster. I'm happy to see Delmon Young on the cold list.

Injury updates from Buck Showalter | Roch Kubatko, MASN
An update on Alexi Casilla, Matt Wieters, Henry Urrutia, Nick Markakis, and David Lough. Wait, something's wrong with Markakis? Shoulder tendinitis, apparently.

Steve Johnson is making his pitch for an O's roster spot | Steve Melewski, MASN
I wish him well, but I don't know that he has much of a chance.

Ripken on Hardy: 'He's a very good shortstop' | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

Jonathan Schoop Should be Baltimore Orioles’ Everyday 2B | Rant Sports
Schoop has been impressive this spring by several accounts, but does that mean he's ready to take the job?

The Readiness of Jonathan Schoop | Orioles Nation
Here's more on Schoop possibly being ready for the bigs, with a look at his strengths and weaknesses.

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