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I had a good laugh at the people on twitter last night proclaiming the end of football season as the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl expired. It never really ends, right? I mean, maybe we have a couple days until draft chatter starts up in earnest? Ehhh. Why should I care? My rooting interest in the 2015 were extinguished months ago. Usually, though, I really start diving in to baseball upon acquisition of the latest Baseball Prospectus annual and I happened to receive my copy yesterday. So...yay.

Meanwhile in Birdland, talk of Yovani Gallardo persists, but it is safe to say that the honey badger remains in the weeds.

School of Roch: Wondering about Vance Worley and Jimmy Paredes
If you're not among those dwelling on the fates of Jimmy Paredes and Vance Worley, this article still may hold some interest. It appears that the Orioles may be looking at recent Mets castoff Carlos Torres.

Freddy Garcia To Retire - MLB Trade Rumors We had good times, we had bad times and we had buckets of sweat. So much sweat.

How will Despaigne fit in with the Orioles? | CSN Mid-Atlantic
It's probably too early to chalk up Odrisamer Despaigne as a member of the 2016 Orioles starting rotation.

Is The OF Situation Being Overlooked? - Baltimore Sports and Life The Kim signing notwithstanding, it does seem that way...maybe the O's have a double secret dossier on Joey Rickard.

Camden Depot: Say Goodbye To the 40-60-80 Rule Taking a deeper look at the arbitration process.

Today we celebrate the greatest achievement of Andy MacPhail's Orioles tenure: the Orioles traded Erik Bedard to the Seattle Mariners for Adam Jones, Chris Tillman, George Sherrill, Tony Butler and Kam Mickolio.

Today is the birthday of Felix Pie, one of the most unlikely Orioles to have hit for the cycle. Bob Oliver celebrates a birthday today and the wonderfully named Hoot Evers was born on this day in 1921.