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After a split with the playoff bound (gag) Blue Jays, all that stands between the Orioles and a .500 season is the Yankees. Do you feel lucky? Well do you, punk?

Adam Jones: Chris Davis should be 'probably the highest priority' for Orioles - Baltimore Sun A full accounting of the latest comments from Adam Jones on the team's offseason plans. Has the good doctor been given an audience already?

Chris Davis: Comeback Player of the Year? (Baseball Essential)
Maybe not exactly the hardware Davis would like to take home at the end of the year, but you have to figure he has a pretty strong case.

Camden Depot: J.J. Hardy and his Ailing Shoulder My prediction? Pain.

Machado explains why he wants to play 162 | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Just takes things one day at a time and wants to give it his best shot.

2015 South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects -
Giant third base prospect Jomar Reyes makes the list.

On this day in 2005, former outfielder Pat Kelly passed away. Perhaps best known to O's historians for the "Walk with the bases loaded" story, Kelly was a former All Star and one of the many fine platoon players employed in the Earl Weaver era. It was a year ago today that the O's opened their playoff 2014 run with a 12-3 win over the Tigers in the ALDS thanks in part to an epic Tigers bullpen meltdown.

Toolsy outfield prospect Josh Hart turns 21 today. Get that man a frosty root beer! Former Rule 5 experiment Jose Morban also celebrates a birthday today.