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Chris Davis, Wei-Yin Chen and Matt Wieters were issued their Qualifying Offers yesterday, just as expected. Now what happens?

Matt Wieters got a Qualifying Offer on Friday.
Matt Wieters got a Qualifying Offer on Friday.
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Baltimore Orioles' Chris Davis, Matt Wieters, Wei-Yin Chen get qualifying offers | FOX Sports
The Orioles have extended $15.8 million qualifying offers to first baseman Chris Davis, catcher Matt Wieters and left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.

Free-agent market flush with potential upgrades for Orioles - Baltimore Sun
This year's free-agent market is a dynamic one and Duquette said players could come off the board quickly. Here's a look at some of the free agents that could fit the Orioles and how likely they are to come to Baltimore.

Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy working toward return - AZ Central
"I’m not sore back there today," Dylan Bundy said on Tuesday, the day after his first outing of the fall, "so that’s an awesome feeling for me."

Orioles select contract of Tides LHP Jones | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
Norfolk Tides left-hander Chris Jones had his contract selected by the parent Baltimore Orioles on Friday, a move that adds him to the club’s 40-man roster.

Whatever Happened To...Joe Altobelli? - Democrat & Chronicle
Joe Altobelli, who still lives in the Rochester area, was the manager of the Baltimore Orioles when the team beat the Philadelphia Phillies. That remains the last time that the Orioles, the longtime affiliate of the Rochester Red Wings, won the Series.

HS football: Avon knocks off 2nd straight state champ - IndyStar
As it is the editorial policy of this blog to celebrate the successes of any team named Orioles, congrats to the Avon Orioles on their Regional final win!

State Football Playoff Semi-Finals Happen This Weekend | SDPB Radio
And the Lennox Orioles of South Dakota are to be celebrated as well for their first-round win against a well-favored foe. Congrats!

Happy Birthday to Orioles and former Orioles like Dariel Alvarez, Kris Benson, and Bob Hale. Famous-type people with a birthday today include 15 - Julia Agrippina, sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero; 1867 - Marie Curie, physicist, Nobel Prize winner; 1879 - Leon Trotsky, political theorist/revolutionary; 1913 - Albert Camus, author; 1918 - Billy Graham, Baptist evangelist; 1943 - Joni Mitchell, singer; 1952 - David Petraeus, Commanding General of Multinational Force in Iraq; 1970 - Morgan Spurlock, American director and producer; and 1996 - Lorde, Grammy-winning singer.

1973: New Jersey becomes the first state which allows girls to play on Little League baseball teams.

1989 - Gregg Olson of the Baltimore Orioles becomes the first relief pitcher to win the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Olson receives 26 of 28 first-place votes. Tom Gordon and Ken Griffey, Jr. are runner-ups.

In other world history on this date...

1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France.

1872 - Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later.

1917 - October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government

1931 - Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

2000 - Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case.

Consider this your discussion space for Wisconsin vs. Maryland in Homecoming football action.