Tuesday Bird Droppings

Orioles Swept By Toronto, Rock Bottom Gets Lower | Baltimore Sports Report
"The Orioles have put together another lackluster effort in being swept by the Blue Jays, and any fan has to wonder at this point whether this team has been afflicted by bad luck, injuries, a poor manager, or is simply a terrible team equally terribly assembled." I'm going with a terrible team terribly assembled AND terribly managed. And terribly coached. Especially in hitting. They're really bad at that. -duck

It certainly is not all Dave Trembley's fault - MASNsports.com
Maybe not, but you can't fire all 25 players, either. -duck 

Baltimore Orioles' young hitters have failed to develop this season - baltimoresun.com
We're not the only ones to notice that Nolan Reimold, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters aren't progressing. -duck 

Orioles Insider: Scouts talk Adam Jones
Scouts outside the Orioles think Adam Jones can still hit, but are perplexed at this extended slump. "There’s no reason he shouldn’t hit 25 to 30 homers, but he gets himself out so much and doesn’t get into hitter counts. He’s messed up right now."-duck 

Orioles Insider: Scouts talk about Matt Wieters
Aparently, Matt Wieters is thinking too much at the plate. That's the consensus from scouts. -duck

Orioles-Yankees Preview - Sporting News
The Yankees can't wait to play us. I bet not. -duck 

If it is broke, fix it - MASNsports.com
"The Orioles are broken and they have to be fixed. Tape and glue won't hold them together. Don't bother pushing a cart through Home Depot unless your deck needs waterproofing or you have loose tiles in your shower." Roch's not adding much to the conversation, but it is refreshing to hear someone at MASN demand change. -duck

Young pitchers show change is coming | orioles.com: News
"Fans of a franchise that has gone 12 years without a winning team are asked to hold on, perhaps a little longer than they would like, as the Orioles continue down a path they hope will lead to prosperity." Britt Ghiroli's dishing out the Orange Crush Flavor-Aid if anyone's thirsty. Because it wasn't Kool-Aid in Jonestown, people. It was Flavor-Aid.-duck

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - May 31
Norfolk won as Jake Arrieta allowed just one run in 8.0 IP, Bowie won in extra innings, Frederick lost and Delmarva was blown out. -duck 

Arrieta doesn't slow his roll - MASNsports.com
"Arrieta has allowed two earned runs or fewer in five of his last six starts. In his last three starts, he's surrendered two runs and 16 hits, walked six and struck out 23 in 22 innings. How much longer can the Orioles keep him down? How will they eventually make room for him?" Gee, Roch, I can't imagine anyone on the 25-man or the 40-man roster we don't need (COUGH!GarrettAtkinsCOUGH!) right now. Touch choice (COUGH!LouMontanezCOUGH!) indeed!

Ring Posts: Mick Foley to appear at Bowie Baysox game
"The Hardcore Legend" Mick Foley will appear at the Bowie Baysox game Friday. Cool beans! -duck

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