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66 days until Opening Day? Weather-wise it feels like it should be closer. I don't know about you guys, but I could sure use a diversion.

Orioles load trucks for Spring Training | MLB.com
Something magic happens...

A look at the World Baseball Classic - Steve Melewski
Rosters are firming up. Mark your calendar for March 11 (USA vs. the Dominican Republic).

The 2017 All-Unemployed MLB Team
"Earlier this week, a giddy general manager sent a mirthful text, the sort of which rarely arrives just weeks before spring training: "Time to go bargain hunting!" Who does that giddy GM sound like? Anyways, noted skimmer Jeff Passan takes a look at some once and (possibly) future Orioles still available on the open market.

Baltimore Orioles' Fans Should Know About Prospect C Yermin Mercedes | Baltimore Sports Report
Is this the year Yermin Mercedes makes his mark? The folks at BSR are bullish.

Camden Depot: Adam Brett Walker: Chris Carter in the Rough Gone, but not forgotten.

On this day in 2015, the O's traded Stephen Tarpley and Steven Brault for Travis Snider. You could say that that deal didn't work out so well.

John "Brother Lo" Lowenstein turns 70 today. A mainstay of the early/mid 80s team, Lowenstein cranked out a 128 OPS+ in seven seasons with the Birds. Tom "the Professor" Trebelhorn turns 69 today. He coached for the O's from 2001 to 2007. It's also the birthday of one time backup catcher Ken Huckaby and local boy Gavin Floyd.