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Did you like that taste of Spring we got yesterday? Hope you didn't get too attached to it.

Bud Norris and the Birds take on soft tossing lefty Everett Teaford and the Rays at Ed Smith stadium today at 1:05.

Orioles want Gausman ready to be both a starter and reliever | orioles.com
The twelve point plan to break Kevin Gausman's spirit continues unabated.

Steve Melewski: After solid debut, an even bigger Jomar Reyes readies for second season on O's farm
Big Joe. Possibly your new favorite O's farmhand.

Camden Depot: The Orioles Shouldn't (and Likely Won't) Keep Both Rule 5 Pitchers on the Roster Even if the O's end up parting ways with Ryan Webb and Brian Matusz, the roster gymnastics required to pull off this doozy may even be beyond abilities of hyperactive roster manipulator Dan Duquette.

Baseball Prospectus | Every Team's Moneyball: Baltimore Orioles One man's trash is another man's treasure. For you hardcore Jeff Long fans out there, he has another piece up today elsewhere on the wonderful series of tubes we call the internet.

On this day in 1994, the O's traded David Segui to the Mets for Kevin Baez and Tom Wegmann. The O's re-acquired Segui via free agency in 2000.

Washington Metrorail, the bane of many a CCer's existence, opened on this day in 1976.

It's the birthday of Johnny Monell and Dave Van Gorder. Old time O Topsy Magoon was born this day in 1875 in the great state of Maine.