Where does the 1970 team rank?

The "MLB Network Countdown" will rank the top 40 greatest teams in baseball history at 9 p.m.

It probably comes as no surprise that the 1970 Orioles made the final cut.

The 1984 Detroit Tigers, 1998 New York Yankees and 1995 Atlanta Braves also will be featured.

Teams are ranked from 1961 to the present, and the 1970 Orioles made the Top 10.

Meanwhile, the NFL Network is currently showing a replay of last weekend's Ravens-Steelers game. I think I'll pass, so to speak.

By the way, former Orioles outfielder Lou Montanez texted me earlier today and said his minor league deal with the Chicago Cubs isn't official, but they did reach an agreement. He also says that he'll miss his teammates in Baltimore.

Montanez has been talking to Adam Jones and Nolan Reimold lately, and it won't be easy going back to his original organization. But it's a fresh start of sorts, and he needs it.

Montanez had a walk-off double for Criollos de Caguas of the Puerto Rican Winter League, which advanced his team into the championship series. He's starting in right field tonight in Game 1 against Leones de Ponce, and he has an RBI single.

Also, the Orioles re-signed pitcher Armando Gabino to a minor league deal, according to Baseball America's Matt Eddy.

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