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If you're expecting transactional fireworks this week, it would seem unlikely what with the holiday and all. That being said, the bidding on Ah-Seop Son is now closed, so there should be resolution on that issue.

School of Roch: Wondering about the bullpen's flexibility in 2016
This is sort of a non-issue now, right? The Orioles have the power to structure the bullpen as they see fit.

Could Baltimore Orioles swap bad contracts with Phillies? (Call to the Pen)
This makes no sense, but...clipping it anyways.

Orioles' intentions hard to read (York Dispatch)
Welcome to the Duqocalypse, friend-o.

Sunday Notes: Braves, Phillies, Starling, Dombrowski, Japan, more | FanGraphs Baseball David Laurila follows up his Darren O'Day tale from last week with the other side: a brief chat with Oliver Drake.

Camden Depot: Do The Orioles Already Have The 'Next' Darren O'Day? For those of you pining for the presumptively former Oriole Darren O'Day, fear not: Mychal Givens may actually be kind of awesome.

Former first round draft pick Brandon Snyder celebrates a birthday today. From the O's shoulda, coulda woulda bin...Justin Turner also celebrates a birthday. Adam Eaton, who had a tumultuous spell with the pre-Buck O's has a birthday today as does forkball practitioner Robert Coello, who played a season in Norfolk, but wasn't able to get the call. Todd Cruz would be 60 today and if you don't recognize his name, I will ask on his behalf that you kiss his ring.