Wednesday Bird Droppings

Happier times... - Patrick McDermott

Will the O's be interested in a heapin' helpin' of Country Breakfast? What to do about LF? What does the 'crowd' project Choo's next contract to look like? All that and more in today's edition of Bird Droppings.

No better alternative in left than McLouth for Orioles | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Well, there are a number of better alternatives, actually, They just happen to cost a lot more.

Why Cuban players are increasingly valuable to MLB teams. | SportsonEarth.com : Jorge Arangure Jr. Article

It certainly will be interesting to see this influx of Cuban players into MLB. Another case of the O's playing at the fringes while being hesitant to make an aggressive move before the market exploded. How good do the contracts for Chapman, Cespedes, Soler, and Puig look now?

FanGraphs Crowd: The Top 47 Free Agents | FanGraphs Baseball
Crowdsourced prices are out. Let's go shopping!

So, what’s the market for Billy Butler anyway? | HardballTalk

The O's will (rightfully) be mentioned as potential suitors for him all Winter. The questions are, of course: what do the Royals want? What would the O's be willing to give? And how would any potential O's offer compare to that of another team interested in Butler?

School of Roch: Checking on a few Orioles with the Surprise Saguaros

Because I'm a sucker for any minor league related post.

Some thoughts on Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara - baltimoresun.com

Still breaks my heart seeing him in that uniform.

The Worst of the Best: The Season’s Wildest Swings | FanGraphs Baseball

Legitimately surprised Dr. Jones didn't make this list.

Happy Birthday wishes to O's Hitting Coach, Jim Presley!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Join Camden Chat

You must be a member of Camden Chat to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Camden Chat. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker