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January 3, 2011

Dropping Links: January 3

To kick off 2011...Tony Arnoldine has a quick re-cap of what went on this weekend and what you should've been reading instead of trying to figure out how/why they're keeping Dick Clark alive.

Seriously...did you see the guy Friday night?  Yikes.

Orioles reliever Alfredo Simon is the prime suspect in the murder of one man and the shooting of another in the Dominican Republic. Simon was one of many men who held the role of closer for Baltimore during 2010.

On a more positive note, the Orioles continued to add to their roster, agreeing to terms with Derrek Lee this week. It's a one-year deal, rumored to be full of incentives, and somewhere in the neighborhood of $8-10 million when it's all said and done. Lee struggled last year but is a strong defender and the O's hope he can bounce back. He was a better and more logical option than Adam LaRoche, whom Baltimore was also pursuing, since LaRoche wanted a three-year deal.

Julian Levine of Splashing Pumpkins shares some thoughts on the Hall of Fame.

Athletics Nation prepares us for what will be a bumpy ride through January.

Anheuser-Busch and Major League Baseball settled their potential lawsuit dispute and announced a multi-year agreement this week. AB will continue to be the official overpriced beer of baseball stadiums everywhere!

While many agree that the Angels are the most logical landing spot for free agent Adrian Beltre, the Rangers apparently remain very much in the mix for the third baseman.

Believe it or not, Mets tickets are still in demand.

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