Friday Bird Droppings

Your Off-Season O of the Day: LUUUUUKE Scott (© Andrew Markowitz)

Orioles appear out of Chapman derby
What does it mean when an agent won't return your calls? -Stacey

Former Orioles Huff, Mora still looking for jobs -
I like that Aubrey and Melvin, they seem like good fellas. But they still don't have jobs, and it doesn't surprise me. -Stacey

ONEderful Wishes
Brian Roberts has established a new facet to his work with the University of Maryland Children's Hospital, ONEderful Wishes. It is a gift registry program through Toys R Us where supporters can purchase toys for children undergoing treatment. Also, did you know Brian has a website? You can visit the toy registry from there and see an adorable photo of Brian, his wife, and their dog. -Stacey

The Oriole Windfall for 2011 – Dempsey's Army
Heath has a great write-up on the Orioles' salaries for the next two years, and points out that the team will have tremendous payroll flexibility a year from now. "I think 2011 is the year that MacPhail is targeting. He'll have a better idea where his holes are and have plenty of cash to address them. This offseason, his biggest task is not to screw it up with a long contract to a middling free agent. (See Huff, Aubrey or Walker, Jamie)" -zk

Minor promotion -
After two years as field coach at Single-A Delmarva, Ryan Minor is getting the opportunity to manage. And he'll feel right at home despite limited experience in the role, since he lives in Salisbury and has a short commute to the ballpark. -zk

Download 2010 schedule as your desktop wallpaper
Just in case you don't have it yet: the Orioles' 2010 schedule as your desktop wallpaper. -zk

Delmarva Shorebirds announce staff
The Shorebirds officially announce Ryan Minor as manager and the guy's already got some coaching success. The 'Birds were third in the Sally in league average despite hitting in what's considered a slightly pitching-friendly park. Mike Devereux will coach hitters and Troy Mattes, an original Shorebird when it was an Expos farm team in 1996, will be pitching coach. Dude had five complete games and three shutouts that year pitching with Javier Vasquez. -duck

I could have killed 'em all, I could kill you. In the Open Thread you're the law, out here it's me. Don't push it. Don't push it or I'll give you a war you won't believe. Let it go. Let it go. 

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