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The roster is shaping up as we close in on Opening Day.

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Happy Sunday, Camden Chatters! This time next week the Orioles will be two days into the season. We are so close!

That’s right, we’re just four days from Opening Day. Four is, of course, the uniform number worn by legendary manager Earl Weaver. In his honor, kick dirt on every home plate you see today.

The roster is shaping up and despite my pessimism, I’m started to get wonder what this team could do. I mean, everything could go right. Right?

With the season getting close, the links are getting plentiful. Check them out:

Orioles option top prospect Austin Hays to Double-A Bowie - Baltimore Sun
We'll see you soon, Austin! Maybe around May 10th?

Chris Davis a candidate to lead off during regular season - Baltimore Sun
That's...something. Isn't he supposed to hit dingers? I guess leadoff batters can hit dingers too.

How Does The O's Rotation Compare To Other AL East Teams? - Camden Depot
Warning: it's not pretty.

Wrapping up a 12-4 loss - School of Roch
Chris Tillman gave up six runs in four innings in his start yesterday while sporting an 88 mph fastball. Buck Showalter says he's not concerned.

Can Orioles starter Dylan Bundy still become the ace they envisioned out of 2011 draft? | fredericknewspost.com
There was a stretch of games last year where Dylan Bundy looked like all we had imagined of him and more. It came to an end, but maybe he can recapture it this year?

Orioles Preview: Sense of urgency surrounds Baltimore, pending free agents - Times Herald-Record
The pressure is definitely on since the Orioles decided not to rebuild.

Chance Sisco Will Always Be Compared to Matt Wieters - The Baltimore Wire
I have never once compared Sisco to Wieters.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your Orioles birthday buddy is Woodie Held, a utility infielder who played for the Orioles from 1966-67. Mr. Held passed away in 2009.