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I am so over the off season.

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Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

A.J. Burnett: A Perfect Fit for the Baltimore Orioles | Yahoo Sports
Another case for Burnett to join the Birds.

Organizational report: Young arms key to Orioles rotation | USA Today
Stop me if you're heard this one before...

Any way that this Rule 5 can make Orioles? | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Rich Dubroff looks at the O's history of Rule 5 picks and the newest one, Michael Almanzer.

Hometown hero returns to educate, motivate youth | Marinscope Community Newspapers
Local boy does good in the form of Bud Norris.

Prospect Watch: Parker Bridwell | Orioles Nation
Parker Bridwell has largely been an enigma in his time with the Orioles. Can 2014 be the season where everything finally clicks?

Should Wieters Follow Victorino's Footsteps? | Orioles Uncensored
The question is really, should Matt Wieters quit being a switch hitter?

Today is the birthday of former Orioles Walt Dropo, Joe Kerrigan, and Davey Johnson.

On this day in 2003, Cal Ripken, Jr. was elected into the Orioles Hall of Fame by a unanimous vote. I know I was worried he might not make the cut.

Open Thread and I were both named after famous singers of the past, who now do infomercials.