Friday Bird Droppings

Law: Orioles should trade 'every veteran who's not nailed down' - baltimoresun.com
More from the Keith Law spot on The Fan: "One of the criticisms I raised at the time was that they were spending all this money on veteran free agents to fill out a club that is not going to contend for a playoff spot. Isn’t that probably taking money away from the amateur signing budget? Maybe the draft? Maybe international?"

Roberts given go-ahead to increase workload - orioles.com:
"Brian Roberts, dealing with concussion-like symptoms, is improving and was told by concussion specialist Michael Collins on Thursday that he can increase his workload in Sarasota, Fla. The Orioles' second baseman was not given a timetable for his return, and he is still not allowed to resume full baseball activities."

Gregg and Gonzalez talk about their suspensions - MASN
Gregg: "I played the game. I pitched inside and got him out and then I defended myself when he (David Ortiz) came across out to the mound," Gregg said. "Words are exchanged. People say I was yelling at him, well, he was yelling at me. It happens a lot in this game. To think anything of exchanging words with a player is ludicrous."

Ten Ways To Save The Orioles' Season - PressBox
"The Orioles can choose one of two things: give up or fight. Manager Buck Showalter won't allow his team to surrender willingly. But is he fighting a futile battle? Possibly, but here are some concrete ways the Orioles can make a move toward resurrection." Suggestions include: Trade Guts, drop Gonzolez, trade Lee and snap out of the coma.

The 100 Worst Baseball Players Of All Time: A Celebration (Part 1) - Deadspin
This is a couple of days old, but don't you think the list is missing a few modern day Orioles?



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