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Baseball news is hard to come by the weekend after Thanksgiving, but I managed to find some. Just for you. I do it all for you!

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If you could trade one current Oriole, who would it be and why? - baltimoresun.com
The answer is obviously Jim Johnson because he's going to make $10 million and the Orioles say they don't have enough money to increase payroll significantly.

School of Roch: Who closes if Johnson's gone?
Speaking of if they trade Johnson, who should be the closer? Tommy Goes Boom?

Orioles101 Free Agent Profile: INF Michael Young | Orioles 101
Would Michael Young be a good fit on the Orioles? I hope not.

Camden Depot: First-Base Defense - A Look at Triple-A
"During a rain delay, the Norfolk Tides' media relations intern, myself, and the Tides' official scorer, killed time by discussing the divide between the traditional evaluation methods and the new sabermetric methods." These guys know how to have a good time!

Today is the birthday of former Oriole Mark Lewis, who played in 71 games for the Orioles in 2000. No, I don't remember him either.

On this day in 2000, the New York Yankees signed Mike Mussina to a six-year, $88.5 million contract, and hearts broke all over Birdland.