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Friday the 13th. The deadline for the O's to exchange arbitration figures with eligible players is 1 pm. This bodes well.

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Dan Duquette has sort of always marched to the beat of his own drum, and this offseason has proven to be no exception. From the outset of his O's tenure, he earned the "Honey Badger GM" moniker, because it was noted that he gave the appearance of not giving a...What have we seen the last few months? The gratuitous feuding with Joey Bautista; a seemingly aggressive PR component to Mark Trumbo negotiations and with several arbitration eligible players, the Orioles have decided to use the file and trial approach to arbitration. It will be interesting to see how many 2017 contracts are settled by today's 1:00 pm deadline.

Updates on salary exchanges, Trumbo and Rickard - School of Roch
More jibber jabber from the Warehouse.

Mets, Orioles To Employ "File-And-Trial" Arbitration Approach - MLB Trade Rumors A further discussion of "file and trial" (aka "file-to-go").

Arbitration Breakdown: Zach Britton - MLB Trade Rumors Gaming out an arb figure for the most dominant closer of 2016.

Camden Depot: Body Type Impacting Pitch Framing: Not So Fast Is Matt Wieters bad at framing because he's a big or just because he's bad?

Baseball Prospectus | Tools of Ignorance: Cornered A look at shifting perceptions on the role of the corner outfielder (cc: Dan Duquette).

Baltimore Orioles preliminary prospect list - Minor League Ball
John Sickels and company have compiled their initial list of potential Orioles prospects to be rated. Join the discussion!

On this day in 1982, Frank Robinson was voted into the Hall of Fame. In addition to winning MVP awards in both leagues, Robinson also won the Triple Crown and was the first African American hired to serve as a manager in MLB.

Happy birthday, January 13th kids. You share your birthday with current O's reliever Oliver Drake and former O's reliever Odell Jones.