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So, Winter Meetings. That was fun, huh? What do we do NOW? What do the Orioles do now? Despite picking up a potentially useful outfielder in the Rule 5 draft, a lefty reliever off the waiver wire and retaining their cornerstone reliever, the Birds still have a lot of work to do.

Orioles reliever Darren O'Day's contract backloaded and includes deferred money - Carroll County Times Specifics on the Darren O'Day are not being officially reported, but Dan Connolly has the dirt.

School of Roch: Orioles back home and still trying to do business
Roch Kubatko doing Roch Kubatko things.

What Is Too Much For Chris Davis? - Baltimore Sports and Life What is the sound of one hand clapping?

Steve Melewski: O's Kent Qualls on the players added in minor league phase of Rule 5 draft
Do you want a little insight into the Rule % draft picks the O's made? Sure you do.

On this day in 1959, Lee MacPhail was elected president of the Orioles. Mark "the Blade" Belanger signed with the Dodgers. Not a terribly auspicious day for free agent signings. Harold Reynolds, Fred Lynn and Doug Drabek all joined the O's on this day in various years.

It's the birthday of Hal "Skinny" Brown. Freddy Deza (yeah, yeah) also celebrates a birthday today.