Thursday Bird Droppings

March 14, 2012; Sarasota, FL, USA; Baltimore Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold (14) doubles in the second inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium. The Pirates defeated the Orioles 11 - 5.

Talking The Business of Baseball With Rick Peterson | The Big Lead
An interesting interview with the O's new Director of Pitching Development.

O's implement new pitching program in Minors | orioles.com
More Rick Peterson, and some encouraging information about the structure of the minor league pitching system.

No pain a big gain for Orioles' Markakis | HeraldTribune.com
They say Nick is the face of the franchise. I mean, I guess he is. Who else would it be?

Steve Melewski: An interview with Orioles scouting director Gary Rajsich
Q&A with the new guy.

Orioles' Nick Markakis, Jim Johnson make spring debuts - baltimoresun.com
Cross your fingers that both will be ready when the season starts.

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