Friday Bird Droppings

Hendrickson takes pay cut to stay with Orioles - baltimoresun.com
Mark Hendrickson won't make as much as he did last year, and he's slotted to be a reliever only, but he's still pretty happy to be back in Baltimore. -duck

Baseball Prospectus | 2010 Depth Charts
PECOTA projects that the Orioles will finish in 4th place in 2010 at 79-83. It puts the Yankees at third place with 93 wins. -Stacey

Erik Bedard might be out another 3-5 months - MLB- nbcsports.msnbc.com
"Mariners head trainer Rick Griffin hinted Thursday that free agent Erik Bedard might not be ready to pitch for another three-to-five months." -duck

Bedard to be exiled to Kansas City? - Seattle P-I
"Kansas City Star reporter Sam Mellinger reported Thursday morning on his Twitter page that the Royals are interested in oft-injured left-handed free agent Erik Bedard.' -duck

Several teams keep tabs on Hisanori Takahashi - MLB- nbcsports.msnbc.com
"Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Orioles, Dodgers, Mets, Red Sox and Giants are among the teams with interest in Japanese left-hander Hisanori Takahashi." -duck

AND NOW, THE MESS THAT IS THE ED SMITH STADIUM SITUATION...

O's limiting number of instructors - baltimoresun.com
Andy MacPhail said no players who aren't full-time staff wil be asked to come to Spring Training as they get used to the Ed Smith complex. So no, Brooks Robinson won't be helping Miggi figure out third base. -duck 

Orioles offer Mediterranean stadium plan | HeraldTribune.com
If the renovations ever actually take place, Ed Smith Stadium will look much different than it does now, with multiple arches and a much more open feel. -duck

Citizens group rejects Ed Smith Stadium settlement offer - The Observer Group
Citizens for Responsible Government aren't going quietly into that good night. They're raging against the settlement offer made by Sarasota County, and vow to continue their legal fight to get the renovations to Ed Smith Stadium scuttled. -duck

Lyons: Baseball hearing a stage show | HeraldTribune.com
The sideshow that is Sarasota County politics concerning Ed Smith Stadium just gets worse. -duck


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