Sunday Bird Droppings

Manny Machado, awesome as always. - Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Winter Meetings ahead, mediocre players signed, and not much else.

Orioles sign Francisco Peguero to 1-year contract
It's official, as Francisco Peguero has signed his one year contract. I was really sweating how that free agent negotiation was going to turn out. Whew.

Orioles could use a lesson in sports marketing - baltimoresun.com
"The Orioles signed an unheralded middle reliever, surrendered outfielder Nate McLouth and pitcher Scott Feldman without a fight and began informing season ticket holders that the price of poker is going up. Throw in the highly unpopular Jim Johnson deal earlier in the week and it's clear that this offseason if off to a bang-up start." The O's has raised the ire of Peter Schmuck, and he's got reason to be mad.

School of Roch: Taking the hot stove to warmer climate
Meetings, meetings, meetings. And a list of free-agent closers that will make you cry.

Commentary: Bargain-hunting Birds sitting out free agency again? - Carroll County Times
"Many ranked the Orioles’ performance last offseason as 30th-best out of the 30 teams in Major League Baseball. Hard to believe acquiring Alexi Casilla, Danny Valencia, Conor Jackson, Travis Ishikawa, Chris Dickerson, Freddy Garcia, Josh Stinson, and Jason Pridie didn’t translate into a deep playoff run, huh?" And we're going to wish we signed guys even that good by the end of this winter, methinks.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Jose Leon and The Moose, Mike Mussina. Today in Orioles history, "in 1996, the Orioles sign free agent P Jimmy Key to a 2-year contract." On an unrelated-to-baseball note, it is also the ninth anniversary of passing of Darrell Abbott.

Consider this your NFL Open Thread.

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