I got two packages in recently from my good friend, Dugan. One was this Mychal Givens Aflac All American autograph that is numbered 20/230. Givens has really emerged as an effective reliever in the majors. This is after he was drafted as a shortstop. He may get some opportunities to close games here and there to spell Zach Britton. Along with Britton, Givens, Darren O'Day and Brad Brach make a really dominant bullpen.
Dugan picked up this TJ McFarland card for me well before Christmas. He knew I loved the Orioles and also used to go to Kinston Indians games, so he thought I would like this card. He was right! McFarland was just designated for assignment to make room for newly acquired Craig Gentry on the 40-man roster. If he clears waivers, he will be invited back to Spring Training and could likely start the year at AAA Norfolk.