News item: Popular and outspoken Orioles outfielder/DH Luke Scott has signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Schmuck's take: Hard to argue with the Orioles' decision to release him and avoid salary arbitration, since Luke is coming off major shoulder surgery and made $6.4 million last year, but the Orioles really need to be adding power instead of subtracting it. Bonus take: They also need to be adding some quotable players until I bone up on my Pacific Rim language skills.
Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun
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