Tuesday Bird Droppings

Off-Season O of the Day: Brian Roberts (© Andrew Markowitz)

Connolly: Three teams talking to Mora
According to his agent, three teams have expressed interest in Melvin Mora. I had sort of hoped he might retire. Interesting that one of the teams interested is the Rockies, as they just released the guy who will replace Mora in Baltimore. -Stacey

Matusz named to Jim Callis' All-Prospect Team
Callis lists Matusz as the 2nd best starter on his all prospect team behind Stephen Strasburg. Not too shabby. -Stacey

Inbox: What will rotation look like?
Spencer Fordin takes questions from the mailbag on the rotation, shortstop, Mike Gonzalez, and Scott Moore. -Stacey

Baltimore Orioles: Draft Review
FanGraphs reviews the O's drafts 2006-2009. -Stacey

Mark Hendrickson update
The O's and Hendo still heart each other, but a deal isn't imminent. -Stacey

Reports: Red Sox Sign Adrian Beltre
The Red Sox have signed 3B Adrian Beltre to a 1 year, $10M deal with a $5M player option for 2011. It's a very Red Sox friendly deal I'd say, and nothing like it was rumored that Beltre was asking for. Before you get all, "But we could have had him!" ask yourself if you honestly think Beltre would have taken the same deal from the Orioles. -Stacey

Finalists for Frick Award announced | MLB.com: News
"The 10 finalists for the 2010 Ford C. Frick Award were announced on Monday, a slate of beloved baseball broadcasters that consists of Billy Berroa, Skip Caray, Tom Cheek, Jacques Doucet, Lanny Frattare, Graham McNamee, Jon Miller, Joe Nuxhall, Herb Score and Dave Van Horne." -duck

Roundup: Cards closing in on Holliday? | MLB.com: News
"The Cardinals have reportedly discussed a multitude of offers with Holliday's agent, Scott Boras, ranging from five to eight years, and an unnamed source told the Post-Dispatch a contract within the six- or seven-year range would be most desirable." -duck

Touching Base: Danys Baez is Brad Lidge insurance - NY Daily News
"Even though Brad Lidge had a strong playoff run after going 0-8 with a 7.21 ERA in the regular season, the Phillies' reported signing of Danys Baez to a two-year deal amounts to a certain measure of insurance in case Lidge falters again this season." -duck

And finally, in former Orioles news, John Parrish and Brian Burres have both signed minor league deals; Parrish signed with the Royals and Burres with the Pirates. -Stacey

Nobody does this to the United States. The President will get his baseball glove back and play catch with this guy's Open Thread! 

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