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Dear Readers, it's Friday. This is a wonderful thing. We are one step closer to Spring Training, which means we are another step closer to Opening Day. The Warehouse is finally making efforts to resolve season ticket issues, FanFest is coming up Saturday and the Baseball Prospectus 2015 is shipping. Everything's coming up Birdland.

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette: 'I'm not used to being a trade rumor' - Possibly testing out his FanFest stump speech, Dan Duquette held court at Aberdeen's Hot Stove Dinner last night.

School of Roch: Leftovers for breakfast
Roch has more details from the Aberdeen Hot Stove Dinner, plus some thoughts on Buck Showalter's appearance on 105.7 FM yesterday. See Buck's comments on Kevin Gausman.

Don't count out underdog Orioles in AL East |
When Orioles manager Buck Showalter accepted the 2014 American League Manager of the Year Award last week, he offered a unique perspective.

Top 5 Prospects for 2015: Baltimore Orioles | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
This is from a fantasy perspective, so the focus here is on prospects the author feels have a chance of making an impact in 2015.

Camden Depot: Two New Developments in the MASN Dispute MLB tried to get the O's to sell to Comcast. Peter Angelos was unmoved.

On this day in 2003, Cal Ripken, Jr. was elected to the Orioles Hall of Fame.

It's the birthday of manager and second baseman Davey Johnson and also of former O's reliever and Dan Duquette ally Joe Kerrigan. Walt Dropo also has a birthday today.