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Offseason fun and excitement continues!

School of Roch: Still waiting for Orioles to make their next move
If you didn't like the idea of Colby Rasmus, I don't know what to tell you about Nate Schierholtz. Good idea a couple seasons ago, maybe.

Evaluating the Prospects: Baltimore Orioles | FanGraphs Baseball
Comprehensive, eye-opening...if you've lost track of what's up with the system, this is a must read.

With slight adjustment, Orioles see bright future for Mychal Givens - Baltimore Sun Nice companion piece to the article above.

The 19th Greatest GM of all time made the Orioles a winner and picked the Yankees up off the ground | HardballTalk
If you've been following series, it really seems like Clan MacPhail has this joint on lockdown.

GMs may be better off doing less. Next trend? | : Brian Kenny Article
The new market inefficiency? The Michael Corleone front office.

Baseball Prospectus | Pebble Hunting: The Hitters Who Changed PECOTA's Mind Team Steve: Changing hearts and minds.

2015 Orioles Motivational Posters, Part 1 - Bird's Eye View
Hang these up in your office and freak out some squares.

On this day in 2006, the O's dealt Jorge Julio and John Maine to the Mets for Kris Benson. That worked out. In 2009, the O's extended Nick Markakis for six years and 66 million dollars.

It's the birthday of former catcher and manager Johnny Oates. Former outfielder and coach Curt Motton passed on this day in 2010.