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Ryan Webb's gonna cost $2.75M to not pitch in Baltimore, J.J. Hardy shouldn't be gone too long, and maybe, just maybe, Nolan Reimold is finally healthy.

We're J.J. Hardy days away from baseball.
We're J.J. Hardy days away from baseball.
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Orioles' Hardy progressing, still not ready for baseball activities : Fantasy News
"It seems like I've been better than what everybody expected every day," J.J. Hardy said. "They're really encouraged, I'm encouraged. It's just a matter of time before it's fully strengthened enough to go do baseball activities. And then that will be another, get back into baseball shape." So, what are we thinking? July? August?

Ryan Webb clears waivers; Orioles likely to eat $2.75 million on his deal - carrollcountytimes.com
Too many good pitchers. That's the kind of problem to have in April.

Orioles reassign Jayson Nix, Paul Janish to minor-league camp : Fantasy News
"The Orioles announced they have reassigned Jayson Nix and Paul Janish to minor-league camp following Friday's 3-2 win over the Braves."

Are Orioles' Nolan Reimold's Past Setbacks Finally Behind Him? - PressBox online
Stan 'The Fan' wants to believe.

Paredes may join Orioles disabled list parade | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"Jimmy Paredes is likely to start the season on the disabled list with a strained lower back, manager Buck Showalter said on Thursday." And if you read far enough, you'll find who the next replay guy is for this year.

Baltimore Orioles Prospect Primer: Catcher Chance Sisco's star rising | MiLB.com News
"It's just one of those things where I think as he got close to getting to the leaderboard up there, it gave him incentive and everything," Delmarva manager Ryan Minor said. "His focus is really good. He took everything we worked on to the games with him, and it worked."

Orioles opening store selling game-used merchandise - Baltimore Business Journal
"The Baltimore Orioles are opening a new store on Eutaw Street this season where fans can purchase game-used items from their favorite players." Because there just weren't enough ways to spend your money at Camden Yards.

Orioles center fielder Adam Jones on fatherhood, his hopes for his boy and why he gives back - Baltimore Sun
"Whether you've got a million dollars or $1, a parent is a parent. It's just being hands-on, letting him know he's a loved kid and letting him know that, "Hey, you're here on this earth to have some fun — especially in these early years — have some fun and create your worth. Create your value." So glad Adam Jones is on the team I root for.

Orioles, Pirates set attendance records - Herald Tribune
"Baltimore drew a total of 112,258 fans while tying a franchise record with nine sellouts." So, if you win games and spruce up your stadium, people will pay money to watch baseball.

2015 team preview: We should probably stop doubting the Baltimore Orioles - Bless You Boys
Yes, yes you should. Bless You Boys takes a look at the team that bounced them from the ALDS.

A.L. Preview: The Orioles Have Quietly Reloaded - NYTimes.com
"We’re a relatively young team, but the players have quite a bit of experience, even though they’re young. We’ve got a chance to improve during the season." Thus spake Dan Duquette. Want to have some fun? Compare the ages of our expected Opening Day lineup with the Yankees.

It's Saturday! You should bake a pie! How about Sour Cream Rhubarb pie?

Consider this your discussion space for UFC Fight Night ... that starts at 11 a.m. on FoxSports1.  Shouldn't that be UFC Fight Brunch instead?

I've got a bad reputation to think about. - Every Time I Die