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Oh, that elusive first exhibition win. It's out there, though, it's actually surprising how many "Don't Panic!" articles there are out there already. For those not inclined to put too much stock on wins and losses in Spring Training, a couple members of the much-maligned farm system are standing out early on and may be worth keeping an eye on.

Rule 5 pick Joey Rickard at Spring Training | orioles.com
Is Joey Rickard more than a spare part? Buck just might think so.

Mound Visit: Getting to know Orioles prospect Dylan Bundy - Baltimore Orioles- ESPN
Depending on the severity of injuries in camp, Bundy might be pushed to a more prominent role.

If Nothing Else, The Orioles Starters Are "Available" - Baltimore Sports and Life How good does a rotation need to be when it's backed up by a punishing offense and a lock down bullpen?

Innings Eaters :: Jimmy Paredes Injury Hurts Baltimore Orioles More Than We Realize Actually, I think I appropriately appreciate the impact of an injured Jimmy Paredes.

On this day in 2009, Sidney Ponson won his debut start for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic. Pud Galvin passed away on this day in 1902 and Coo Papa Bell passed away on this day in 1991.