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There is no Orioles baseball today. Bah.

Orioles discussing long-term extension with Chris Tillman | HardballTalk
So, what do you think, people?

School of Roch: This, that and the other
Lots of ins, lots of outs...

Should Bundy be traded? - Baltimore Sports and Life The writer's conclusion seems to hinge on how many innings Bundy logs this year, which I'm not entirely sure should make a difference.

Steve Melewski: O's minor league Pitcher of the Year impressing in spring training
Tyler Wilson's one to watch for an early call up.

Baltimore’s Pieced Together Offense | FanGraphs Baseball
The HBGM DOES care about reclamation projects.

On this day in 2014, the O's signed Luis Ayala to a minor league deal. After appearing in 66 games in 2012 and two games in 2013 before being traded to the Braves, Ayala opted out of his contract in June without making a major league appearance.

It's the birthday of Tides Skipper Ron Johnson. Sam Bowens, Bruce Howard and the free swinging Lee May also celebrate birthdays today. SABR's neato bio project has a write up on another notable major leaguer with a March 23 birthday, Homer "Doc" Smoot. The Galesville native played for several amateur teams on the Delmarva Peninsula and at Washington College before a brief big league career with the Cardinals.