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Not many links today, but the offseason chatter is starting to heat up.

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Good morning, Camden Chatters. If you still care about postseason baseball, the Blue Jays got embarrassed again yesterday and the Cubs are being outplayed by the Mets. Both teams could be eliminated today, and the only thing standing between the Cubs and being swept out of the playoffs is Jason Hammel. Best of luck with that, Cubbies.

School of Roch: Is there any chance that Chen stays with the Orioles?
I think we all think that the answer to this is no, but who knows? They do need pitching, and according to Mr. Kubatko Peter Angelos wishes to re-sign Chen.

Orioles announce 2016 spring training schedule - Baltimore Sun
Set a reminder for March 1st, which is the next time you'll get to see the Baltimore Orioles play.

Baltimore Orioles: Jordan Zimmermann top free agent target? | Digital Journal
This article suggests that the Orioles might go after Jordan Zimmermann and/or Scott Kazmir in the offseason. Thoughts?

Texas Rangers May Target Matt Wieters This Offseason - Hardball Scoop - Scout
According to Jon Heyman, the Rangers want Matt Wieters, but only if the Orioles don't give him a qualifying offer. Next!

I saw another story that suggested the Orioles might be interested in acquireing Brandon Moss, so that's also out there. We just need the World Series to end so we can get started! I, for one, am looking forward to an offseason where Dan Duquette actually does something.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You only have one Orioles birthday buddy, and it's an obscure one. Valmy Thomas (1925-2010) played in eight games for the 1960 Orioles, where he went 1-for-16 with one walk and one caught stealing.