Wednesday Bird Droppings

Wednesday Bird Droppings - Greg Fiume

Another day, another list of O's links.

Barack may have won reelection to a 2nd term, but I think we can agree that the real winner last night was Nate Silver. Maybe we can all learn to trust the Sabremetricians as well some day. But hey, at least we know who the O's are going to go visit in the White House after they win the World Series next year!

Sources: Orioles plan to give Showalter a contract extension this winter - CBSSports.com
Good news, certainly. But how about you go ahead and work something out w/ Matt Wieters next, mmkay?

School of Roch: "Bill James Handbook" gives Orioles low marks for baserunning
Sometimes you don't need stats to just know something. It's patently clear after even the most casual of observation. This is one of those things.

What's Steve Johnson's 2013 role with Orioles? | CSN Baltimore

Pretty simple, really. If he pitches well, Buck's gonna use him in the rotation. If he can't hack that he'll either be shuffled off to the 'pen or put on a bus bound for Norfolk.

Orioles still awaiting the arrival of Henry Urrutia | HardballTalk

This situation is getting a wee bit annoying now.

GM meetings open today in California - baltimoresun.com

Not quite as sizzling as the Winter Meetings, but ya' never know what can happen!

Steve Melewski: Q&A with the author of the O's top 10 prospects list

Do I love me some prospect talk? Sho' nuff 'n' yes I do.

Today is the Birthday of Kris Benson and Buck Martinez. On this day in 1989 Greg Olson won the Rookie of Year Award, beating out Ken Griffey Jr. It was on this day in 1991 that Magic Johnson announced he was infected with HIV.

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