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IT's yet another Sunday where Chris Davis isn't officially not an Oriole. Stop me if you've heard this before.

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MLB free agents 2016: Chris Davis a possibility in Detroit?
Do we have our first team competing for Chris Davis? Not really, it's based on a Nick Carfado article. Nothing to see here...

Austin Jackson a Great Short-Term Play for Orioles - Baseball Essential
There are other options on the table, however, and the Orioles still have question marks in "their outfield. Allow me to introduce you to Austin Jackson." If Austin Jackson's the answer, then ... well, you know.

School of Roch: Do the Orioles need to keep the 14th pick?
"The Orioles currently hold the 14th overall pick in the 2016 draft, but they're willing to surrender it for the right free agent."

Steve Melewski: It's too soon for a top free agent to look for a one-year deal
"A player as good as Justin Upton could take a one-year contract later. He would get many offers. Agreeing to sign for one year might bring many teams into play for his services. That option is there for him, but it is not nearly the time for him to consider that."

Who are the greatest pitchers in Orioles history? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Because what else are you going to write about concerning this team right now?

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Rick Bauer. He shares it with  1864 - George Washington Carver, agricultural scientist; 1936 - Stephen Ambrose, American historian; 1936 - Robert Woodrow Wilson, American physicist and radio astronomer and Nobel Prize winner; 1945 - Rod Stewart, singer; 1949 - George Foreman, boxing champ and grill salesman; 1953 - Bobby Rahal, Indy-car racer; 1953 - Pat Benatar, singer.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1991 - In one of the most unbalanced trades ever made in major league history, the Baltimore Orioles send pitchers Curt Schilling and Pete Harnisch and outfielder Steve Finley to the Houston Astros for first baseman Glenn Davis. Davis, who averaged 27 home runs in six seasons playing in the Astrodome with Houston, will hit only 24 homers in three injury-filled years as Schilling becomes one of the most dominant pitchers in the game and Harnisch and Finley develop into solid major league players.
2012 - The Orioles look to the Far East once again to improve their pitching. A month after signing Japanese hurler Tsuyoshi Wada, they ink Taiwanese lefthander Wei-Yin Chen to a three-year contract. Chen was released by the Chunichi Dragons earlier and did not have to go through the posting system.

In other history on this day:

49 BC - Julius Caesar crosses the Rubicon, signaling the start of civil war.
1429 - Order of Golden Fleece established in Austria-Hungary & Spain
1475 - Stephen III of Moldavia defeats the Ottoman Empire at the Battle of Vaslui.
1776 - "Common Sense" Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence
1839 - Tea from India 1st arrives in UK
1946 - UN General Assembly meets for 1st time (London)

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Wrestling: Maryland vs Michigan State. If Maryland is to get a B1G dual meet win this year, this is one of their best chances to get it.