Monday Bird Droppings

Recaps of yesterday's lo...wait a minute, they won! THE ORIOLES WON! Read all about it at orioles.comMASNsports.combaltimoresun.comUSA TODAY.comCarroll County Times, and The Boston Globe.

Birds Up, O's Down for June 6
Don't forget our weekly feature on who's hot and who's not in Birdland over the past week. -duck

Baltimore Orioles' Ty Wigginton: I'm focused on wins, not trade rumors - baltimoresun.com
"If I were to go somewhere, I'd want it to be somewhere I could contribute," Wigginton said. "But I love the city of Baltimore, and I love playing here for these fans." -duck

Musings Of A Divorcee: Why This Fan Left The Orioles For The Nationals - SB Nation DC
Just in case you needed even more reasons to hate the Nationals and their "fans." -duck

Arrieta may be used in relief for now | orioles.com: News
"Interim manager Juan Samuel said the Orioles are open to using pitching prospect Jake Arrieta in the bullpen if need be in the coming days." But Jake Arrieta is still seen as a starter in the future. Good to know this organization hasn't completely lost its collective mind. -duck

FEEL A DRAFT IN HERE?

Special Draft Day Coverage - MASNsports.com
Today at 1 p.m., Steve Melewski hosts a live video chat with the Orioles' Adam Jones. You can email question. People, who know what to do. Just don't curse. Much. -duck

Baltimore Orioles' first-round pick likely pitcher Jameson Taillon or shortstop Manny Machado - baltimoresun.com
"The Orioles have the easiest decision in the draft," said Jim Callis, executive editor of Baseball America. "There is a clear top three in the draft, and two of those guys are going to go ahead of them." Don't screw this up, Andy MacPhail. -duck

Jordan looking for some toughness in this draft -MASNsports.com
Scouting Director Joe Jordan has some thought on the makeup he's looking for in draftees. -duck

Orioles Insider: Draft the high school pitcher or shortstop?
Dan Connolly wants your thoughts on what the O's should do. Repeat after me: Best. Player. Available. -duck

Community Mock Draft Commentary: AL East - Minor League Ball
A quick glance shows...holy crap do the Jays have a lost of picks in the first three rounds! -duck

IN THE MINORS

Defense dooms Tides in 8-6 loss as Norfolk had 15 hits for the second straight game, but four errors cost them the game Sunday, the Baysox were postponed after three innings as RHP Steve Johnson was perfect through 3.0 IP against Erie, before the skies opened up and forced Sunday's game to be halted, the Frederick Keys won thir fifth straight game after a 1:22 rain delay and improved to 34-23 on the year, and the Shorebirds Drop Suns 4-3 as Steve Bumbry (Little Bee!) hit his first Shorebirds home run. Kieron Pope was 3-for-4.

AND SLIGHTLY UNRELATED....

The Schmuck Stops Here: Softball: A swing and a myth
Maybe this is a case of "The older I get, the better I was," but I can't ever remember going hitless in a slow-pitch softball game." Gee, Peter, even I didn't go hitless playing fast-pitch against my high school's varsity team last week. I went 1-for-2, baby, 1-for-2. -duck

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