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This Hot Stove Season has continued to surprise with yesterday's Andrelton Simmons trade and talk of Colby Rasmus becoming the first player to ever accept a qualifying offer. The deadline to accept qualifying offers is tonight at 5:00 PM.

School of Roch: Chris Davis denied Silver Slugger Award
Coaches and manager don't dig the longball? Miguel Cabrera won the Silver Slugger over Chris Davis. Totally bogus, man.

Orioles leave GM Meetings with clear focus | orioles.com
Britt's summary of the recently completed GM Meetings.

Sources: Korean left fielder Hyun-soo Kim plans on signing with MLB team - Yahoo Sports
Noted skimmer Jeff Passan talks about the FInal Boss and Hyun-Soo Kim, a free agent left fielder from the KBO with a career slash line of .318/.411/.488.

Pierce Johnson dominates in Fall League start | MLB.com
A check in with our beloved Peoria Javelinas. Chance Sisco was the hero!

The Orioles really do need Darren O’Day back | Baseball Essential

Why The Orioles Should Go After Left-Hander Mark Buehrle (Pressbox)
I'm certainly curious as to what a year of soft tossing Buehrle would cost...

On this day in 2012, Bob Melvin and Davey Johnson, both former Orioles, won Manager of the Year awards. Johnson had previously won the award as Orioles manager and, of course, there was a good argument that Melvin's award should have gone to Buck Showalter, but I'm not bitter...

It's the birthday of Pat Hentgen. After averaging about thirty starts a year between 1993 and 2000, the former Cy Young winner and AL East lifer made only 35 starts combined over his three years in Baltimore. Certified Cliff Lee killer Josh Bell celebrates a birthday today as does Larry Harlow. Former scout Wayne Norton tunrn 73 today. Norton signed Matt Riley and "world class" pick Pappy Ndungidi (note the byline).