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We are now less than a week from the date when pitchers and catchers report to Sarasota. So there's that.

School of Roch: Which Orioles bring the most spring curiosity?
Roch calls his shot: these are the narratives.

Luis Matos To Manage Loons in 2015 | Great Lakes Loons News Now, that's a name I've not heard in a long time...

Orioles Outfield: Adam Jones and the Hot Bat | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
A look at the O's outfield from a fantasy perspective.

DD's Roster Machinations - Baltimore Sports and Life To a quote a Canadian mainstay of classic rock radio, "You ain't seen nothin yet (b-b-b-baby)"

Frame Jobs (Grantland) Ben Lindbergh. Framing data. It's fantastic!

Early power rankings for the 2015 MLB season. | SportsonEarth.com : Anthony Castrovince
With nary a game played, Castrovince pegs the O's as the 7th best team in MLB. Okay.

February 13 does not appear to have been a momentous day in Orioles history, but it's the birthday of our favorite Cuban defector, Henry Urrutia. Many old timey O's were born on Februrary 13, such as Fritz Buelow, Guy Zinn and Crazy Schmit. Todd Williams, Howie Clark and Jim Brideweser also share a borthday today.