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The O's make a free agent signing, Cal responds, how well does Buck keep the players focused throughout the season, and more in the Bird Droppings du jour

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School of Roch: Cal Ripken Jr.: "There was no abuse, there was no hazing"
Cal has to do a bit of damage control after having his reputation sullied a bit by Zaun's recent comments.

School of Roch: Everth Cabrera, the 40-man roster and Ramon Martinez
For the O's, the free-agent signing period doesn't begin until the 3rd week of February.

Baltimore Orioles 2015 Media Survey - Baltimore Sports and Life
BS&L surveyed over two dozen local and national baseball writers for their thoughts on the 2015 O's.

The Great Analytics Rankings - ESPN
Here's The Worldwide Leader's write up on the O's incorporation of analytics

Baseball Prospectus | Baseball Therapy: The 10th Man in the Lineup
Likely much to the chagrin of a certain MASN reporter, BPro attempts to put a stat on how well managers keep their players focused throughout the season.

Vintage spring training art | Sporting News
Yes, it's a slideshow. But it's worth it to check out the O's editions from '55 & '58.

Happy birthday to number 33, EDDIE! EDDIE! EDDIE! Murray!