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Coming off a nice stretch in Winter ball, can Dariel Alvarez make in impact in Sarasota?
Coming off a nice stretch in Winter ball, can Dariel Alvarez make in impact in Sarasota?
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Does the Warehouse have one more move (or two?) up its sleeve? It seems likes the Rays have been playing a Duquettian waiting game this week as they have finalized their deal with Steve Pearce, traded for Corey Dickerson and look to maybe have another move left to make. Are the Orioles going to Ed Smith with the roster they want or the roster they've got? It's worth repeating that both Nelson Cruz and Ubaldo Jimenez weren't signed until late February, but the beat writer hivemind has no new information on that front. Ah, well. This why we chat.

School of Roch: Notes on Joey Terdoslavich and Rays-Rockies trade (with spring uniform note) We can all breathe a sigh of relief: having been removed from the 40 man roster, Joey Terdoslavich has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Norfolk.

Baseball Prospectus' Top 101 Prospects List Includes Two Orioles
Baseball Prospectus released its top 101 prospects, and other than Hunter Harvey and Dylan Bundy, the list was mostly lacking in Orioles.

Orioles will face another interesting Wieters debate | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Next season's decisions on free agency should be much easier for the front office.

Tigres de Aragua, campeones de la liga de béisbol venezolano
Los Tigres de Aragua won their tenth Venezuelan League title. Alfredo Marte homered twice and Dariel Alvarez collected four hits in the final game of the playoffs.

Both Fangraphs and and CBS Sports take a look at the O's from a fantasy perspective.

It;s the birthday of Jair Jurrjens, a bit player in the wonderful 2012 season. John Habyan, a reliever bearing the mark borne by all members of the 1988 Orioles, also celebrates a birthday today.

Not a particularly notable day in Orioles history, but the stars seem to favor a transaction with a Chicago team as Lee Smith, Ozzie Guillen and Chris Singleton all became Orioles on this date.