Monday Bird Droppings

BALTIMORE, MD - JULY 24: Manager Buck Showalter of the Baltimore Orioles walks back to the dugout during a pitching change in the eighth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Angels defeated the Orioles 9-3. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Orioles outfielder Luke Scott done for season, will seek second opinion on injured shoulder -
 Luke Scott is done for season, could opt for surgery or rehab.

Camden Depot: 2011 Trade Deadline: Koji Uehara - Camden Depot
Koji: The case to trade, the case to keep, plus potential trade partners.

School of Roch: Finding relief in late innings could get much harder - MASN
"Here's my concern: The Orioles don't have much to brag about this season, but they're late-inning relief has been solid. However, Jim Johnson is being discussed within the organization as a candidate for the rotation, and he's expected to make a few starts in September. If the Orioles change his role and trade Uehara, they've added another item to their long winter shopping list."

Countdown to the Trade Deadline: 8 Days 1 Hour - Birds Watcher
"I really like the Twins deal for Guthrie, Slowey may do well here and we need someone consistent in left field. Felix Pie doesn’t do it offensively and Nolan Reimold is decent but isn’t an everyday-line-up type guy yet. As for Koji, I’d like to see him stay and he’s also said that but he’s also said he wants to win. For him, I’d need to get a major league-ready pitcher as well, preferably a starter and a veteran at that as well as a prospect."

Koji would like to stay but wants to win, too; other pre-game notes -
"I love the Baltimore Orioles, but it’s not going to be any fun if we don’t win. That’s the dilemma." Koji speaks for us all.

New Hall of Famers Alomar, Gillick recall Orioles' brighter days -
"The names Roberto Alomar and Pat Gillick conjure memories of the last good days the Orioles have had, days when the playoffs were not foreign, mysterious territory. As the former Orioles second baseman and the club's ex-general manager prepare to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame on Sunday, they looked back fondly on their days in Baltimore and offered perspective on the state of the franchise."

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