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There are 58 days until Opening Day, and while I’m sure Donnie Hart was happy to get any uniform number last year, I bet he’s hoping for something a little lower than #58 this season. On to the links...

Adam Jones: “The market is really, really crazy” - MASN Sports

“A few years back, the stats Trumbo put up, he should be getting four or five years, upwards of $18-22 million a year, something like that,” Jones said earlier this week on the “Hot Stove Show” on 105.7 The Fan. “Times have changed, the metrics and all that stuff. How they’re calculating all that stuff is really going into how they’re paying people and it’s crazy how it is.”

Myriad Orioles thoughts: Joseph’s salary; arb wins; Manfra’s legacy - Baltimore Baseball

Gotta admire a sportswriter who can include “myriad” in his headlines.

Orioles could add another catcher - MASN Sports

Or, they could do something useful like add an outfielder who can catch, throw, and hit against left-handed pitching. But that’s just me.

Baltimore Orioles Still Have Interest in Michael Bourn - FOX Sports

Not as a starter, thankfully, but a bench guy. Don’t we have enough bench guys?

Prediction season is about to begin - MASN Sports

And you guys think I complain about PECOTA too much...

Orioles add 2B Johnny Giavotella on minor league deal - ESPN

We’re saved!

Rumors and Rumblings: Could Wieters wind up back with Orioles? - FanRag Sports

I’ll save you a click - this guy thinks maybe, but the answer is no.

Orioles Beat Catcher Joseph For 9th Straight Arbitration Win - CBS Baltimore

Don’t take any lottery tickets from Caleb Joseph, or any picks at the horse track.

Bobbleheads, hats lead Shorebirds 2017 giveaways - DelmarvaNow

Oh, look, at least one Orioles affiliate already released their giveaway schedule. See that, Orioles?

County will remove old Shorebirds water tower - DelmarvaNow

And while we’re on the topic of the Shorebirds, one eysore is getting removed.

Oriole girls surge past Collegiate in second half - Bulter County Times-Gazette

It is the editorial policy of this blog to celebrate the success of all teams named Orioles, and today’s it’s the Augusta (KS) Orioles’ girls’ basketball team.

No time for birthdays and history today. Add them in the comments!