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The march towards Spring Training continues. Minicamp concluded with the organization's top two prospects making it out of Sarasota unscathed. The organization opened up its efforts to lock down its arbitration eligible players for the upcoming season and Peter Angelos is maybe looking to relieve himself of some of the money burning a whole in his pocket...a guy can hope.

Buck Showalter says Orioles aren’t trading Kevin Gausman – HardballTalk
Goose for CarGo? Buck ain't havin' it..

Orioles, Mark Trumbo agree to 2016 contract |
Mark Trumbo is inked for this season on a $9.15 million deal. Brad Brach also agreed to terms on a $1.25 million deal.

Steve Melewski: O's add local product Greg Ross on minors deal, plus other notes
Another hometown boy makes good. Sort of.

The Orioles’ Elite: Zach Britton and Darren O’Day | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball Buck likes our guys, I like our guys and Fangraphs likes our guys, too. Some of them anyways.

How Zach Britton Blew His Saves | FanGraphs Baseball
The Zach Britton lovefest, with gifs.

For whatever reason, January 15th is not a terribly notable day in Orioles history. It is, however, the birthday of should be Hall of Famer Bobby Grich. A less distinguished Orioles second baseman (though a fine player pre-Birdland), Delino DeShields also has a birthday today. Minor leaguer Melvin Dorta's having cake and ice cream today, too.