Saturday Bird Droppings

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Kick your long weekend off with some links.

Happy Saturday to you all. Is everyone excited to see Freddy Garcia pitch against R.A. Dickey this afternoon? That's right, the game is at 1 p.m. today.

Kevin Gausman, Manny Machado give Orioles reason to dream - SI.com
Tom Verducci says nice things about the Orioles.

Minor Moves: Dan Klein, Zach Braddock, Royce Ring - MLBTradeRumors.com
2010 draft pick Dan Klein, who has been injured pretty much nonstop, has retired. The 24 year old hasn't pitched since 2011. Zach Braddock has been released by the Tides.

Eutaw Street Report | Enough is enough – Strop’s gotta go
Baltimore Orioles reliever Pedro Strop has an ERA of over 6.00 this season, and the team needs to consider cutting him loose, according to Ken Weiman.

Minor League: Walker climbing the ladder - The Times Herald
A feel-good story on the Frederick Keys' Christian Walker.

Camden Depot: Dickerson Making the Most Out of Opportunity With Baltimore
The history of Chris Dickerson.

Orioles left-handed reliever Troy Patton struggling with fastball - baltimoresun.com
Patton needs to get it together!

On this day in 1965, the National Brewery Co. buys 64,000 shares of stock in the Baltimore Orioles from Joe Iglehart and Jerry Hoffberger assumes the position of chairman of the board. That reminds me of an old post of ours, written by Matt Taylor of Roar From 34: "How Mr. Boh helped bring baseball to Baltimore."

There is a long list of former Orioles who celebrate a birthday on May 25th. Happy birthday to Jim Marshall, Andres Mora, Bill Dillman, Melvin Rosario, Fernando Lunar, and Miguel Tejada! Tejada hit a home run for the Royals last night! How about that?

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