Speaking of Uehara, I'm told by veteran scribe Hideki Okuda, a great resource for American beat guys on all things Japanese baseball, that the reliever posted a message on his personal website saying he just moved to a new place in Baltimore. Perhaps this means nothing, or perhaps it's the latest sign that Uehara is comfortable in Baltimore and wants to remain here in 2011. I've written all this before: Uehara's young son goes to school in Baltimore and is making great progress in learning the language and the culture. That's something Uehara would probably prefer not to disrupt. Uehara has been seen at at least two Ravens games wearing a Ray Lewis jersey and a wide smile. He also loves closing games, an opportunity he won't necessarily get elsewhere. The Orioles have made progress on contract talks with him, and if I'm a betting man on something that gets done at the winter meetings, I'd put my money on re-signing Uehara. Then again, with the way things are going with the Orioles this offseason, another team will probably swoop in and offer him a two-year deal.