Wednesday Bird Droppings

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After an incredibly boring Monday the Birdland Hot Stove news cycle exploded with action on Tuesday

Co-Bowser Mark lamented the lack of topics to write about on Monday. Tuesday provided him with articles for days, methinks. Local product Gavin Floyd rejects the O's larger offer. Brian Roberts will make a fashion faux pas. And the long saga of who will be the O's Closer was finally resolved. So what'll the HBGM do today? Same thing he tries to do everyday, Pinky: try to take over the MLB world. Oh, and any chance a Chatter is one of the 2 Mega Millions winners? If so might you consider possibly investing that windfall in a potential purchase of the O's? I can throw in a few bucks as well. Every little bit helps!

School of Roch: Orioles believe bullpen is better
Well, it'd be highly disconcerting if after all these moves they felt it was worse.

AL East Powers Sign Pair of Relievers | Getting Blanked | Blogs | theScore.com
I like the first sentence.

So who wins the A's/O's closer trade? - Baseball Nation
Who wins? Whoever makes the playoffs, that's who.

O's sign Balfour, but just spinning wheels - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
The last paragraph is the key.

New Orioles closer Grant Balfour a better bet than predecessor (and successor) Jim Johnson | The Strike Zone - SI.com

More Balfour coverage. Because I know you can't get enough.

2014 Baltimore Orioles Top 10 Prospects - BaseballAmerica.com

Prospect listicle season is upon us. It's the most...wonderful time...of the year!

Steve Melewski: Comparing Orioles' top 10 prospects list to others in AL East

It's nice to be seen as having one of the better farm systems in the Division, even with it's remaining flaws and shortcomings.

Defection Of Top Cuban Outfielder Rusney Castillo Could Shake Up Free Agent Market - BaseballAmerica.com

O's already have a Cuban RFer and a Cuban LFer in the system. Might as well add a CFer. Get on it, HBGM.

Orioles executive vice president to be keynote at Hot Stove | The Daily Times | delmarvanow.com

Care to go and give us a report, duck?

Orioles Reach to host 4th annual Birdland Golf Classic in Sarasota | orioles.com: News

Who's the best golfer on the squad? I'm going w/ J.J. Maybe O'Day.

Paving the Way for a Domestic Posting System | FanGraphs Baseball

Cameron imagines a world where David Price (or, perhaps, Chris Davis) could be posted a la the NPB system.

Major League Baseball Sees Record Revenues Exceed $8 Billion For 2013 - Forbes

But somehow, someway the O's can't raise payroll beyond where it was last season?

On this date in 1992, Joe Orsulak left the nest and signed with the Mets. Eddie Murray signed on with the Angels in 1996. In 2011 the O's signed Endy Chavez.

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