Friday Bird Droppings

Joy R. Absalon-US PRESSWIRE

A plethora of clippings for your Friday slacking needs.

Even for the regular season, yesterday would have been considered rather newsy, but given the dearth of information over the last few weeks, it was sort of momentous and, oh, yeah...FanFest.

Duquette addresses lack of moves - Carroll County Times: Orioles If you haven't checked out EME's blow-by-blow of the press conference, I recommend it.

Buck Showalter and the future of managerial contracts - Baseball Nation Neyer ponders the managerial landscape.

Orioles rumors: Targeting starting pitching, power bats - MLB Daily Dish ...another takeaway from Buck and the Duq's presser.

Brian Roberts had sports hernia surgery in December | HardballTalk ...or the Perils of Pauline, Diminutive Jock Edition.

Gonzalez declines to pitch in WBC " Britt's Bird Watch Gonzo out!

Team USA's WBC roster: Not exactly a Dream Team | Hit and Run - SI.com Jaffe does his best McKayla Maroney impression.

School of Roch: Leftovers for breakfast A couple tidbits from the recently concluded mini-camp.

Camden Depot: Update on Kim Seong-min, Orioles attempted signee ...the saga continues (kudos to Jon Shepherd for staying on top of this story).

It's the birthday of Scott McGregor, Silver Spring native Brady Anderson, Kevin McGehee and Brandon "the Beast" Fahey.

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