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Yet another day passes by with Chris Davis and Darren O'Day not officially not Orioles. OK, Wei-Yin Chen, too, but one of these things is not like the others...

Nolan Reimold
Nolan Reimold
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Five things to watch involving Orioles at winter meetings - Baltimore Sun
"It's that time of the year to add players to the team," Dan Duquette said. "I'm sure we'll be able to add some players to our club. And we have a couple of trade discussions we need to follow up on with some teams and some discussions to hopefully sign a few players. We're still looking for some pitching help, first base and the outfield."

Nationals Pastime: Nats reportedly leading race for Darren O'Day
"Multiple reports have the Nationals as the frontrunner to sign right-hander Darren O'Day. The submariner went 6-2 with a 1.50 ERA and 0.93 WHIP over 65 1/3 innings in 68 appearances for the Orioles as their chief set-up man last season. Righties hit just .192 off O'Day, while lefties managed a .210 clip. The 33-year-old also earned six saves and his first All-Star appearance."

Reimold vs. Pearce choice was easy | CSN Mid-Atlantic
"If Steve Pearce doesn’t find a taker, and there’s been no chatter about him so far, then it’s not beyond the realm of conception that he’s a late signee. Pearce is very popular with his teammates and with manager Buck Showalter. He’s just not worth that much more than Nolan Reimold."

School of Roch: Whining in a Winter Meetings land
At least Roch admits he's whining. I can't imagine Nashville is a fun place to be in the winter, and you're never really off-the-clock as a baseball writer at those meetings.

Steve Melewski: Revisiting the 2016 payroll projection
"Now that the deadline to tender contracts has come and gone, it's time to take another look at the projected Orioles payroll for 2016."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Larry Sheets, Mike Parrott, and Jeff Schneider. They share it with famous folks like 1421 - Henry VI, king of England; 1886 - Joyce Kilmer, poet; 1896 - Ira Gershwin, lyricist; 1900 - Agnes Moorehead, actress; 1905 - James J. Braddock, boxer; 1956 - Randy Rhoads, guitarist; 1962 - Janine Turner, actress ; 1993 - Elian Gonzalez.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1898 - Baltimore manager Ned Hanlon‚ not unexpectedly‚ speaks out against the Brush resolution to curb rowdyism‚ cited by some as resulting in less interest and smaller crowds. "This past season I saw none that ought to scare anyone."

1920 - A lawsuit that awarded $264,000 in damages to the Baltimore Federal League club on April 12, 1919, is reversed by a court of appeals, which upholds the reserve clause and holds that baseball is not interstate commerce nor subject to antitrust laws. The original suit was initiated because the Baltimore Feds were not included in the settlement of the Federal League war. They wanted a major league team in Baltimore and did not receive satisfaction. The ruling will be upheld in 1922 by the U.S. Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice William Howard Taft.

1965 - Baltimore sends OF Jackie Brandt and P Darold Knowles to the Phillies for P Jack Baldschun.

2010 - The Orioles acquire 3B Mark Reynolds, renowned for both his homers and strikeouts, from the Diamondbacks for P David Hernandez and Kam Mickolio. In a related move, the D-Backs sign 3B Melvin Mora, formerly of Colorado, to a one-year deal; they also ink P J.J. Putz for two years, with the aim of installing him as their new closer.

2013 - Washington signs OF Nate McLouth, and Houston adds P Scott Feldman with a three-year deal, both players leaving the Orioles.

In other historical events...

1240 - Mongols under Batu Khan occupy & destroy Kiev
1865 - 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution is ratified, abolishing slavery
1877 - First recording made of the human voce - Thomas Edison reciting "Mary had a little lamb"
1921 - Anglo-Irish Treaty signed; Ireland receives dominion status; partition creates Northern Ireland
1998 - Hugo Chávez is elected President of Venezuela
2006 - NASA reveals photographs taken by Mars Global Surveyor suggesting the presence of liquid water on Mars.

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Wrestling - Maryland at the Nittany Lion Open. They beat Drexel yesterday, 24-10. No, I didn't go.