Tuesday Bird Droppings

Thor ponders just where he should hit the ball next. How about over the Warehouse? - Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday may have been an off-day for the Birds, but plenty of news abounds

School of Roch: A scout's take on Arrieta and the catchers
Roch makes me sad with the quotes about Jake. Followed up with a brief discussion on catching depth, which leads to...

Catching-deep draft could help Orioles address a weakness in organization - baltimoresun.com
Very good look at the state of the O's system with regard to catchers.

Steve Melewski: Baseball America's Jim Callis on the Orioles' draft outlook
I am convinced that Jim Callis does not sleep during the entire week leading up to the draft. Here he took some time to talk with SteveO.

Success forces Orioles to plan for Draft day uncertainty | orioles.com
More draft primer. This one courtesy of Brittany Ghiroli.

Scout.com: Mock Draft 3.0: Choose Your Own Adventure
Interesting approach to a Mock Draft here, giving multiple options for each team along with who the team may be 'hoping for'.

Editors Make Calls In BA Experts Draft - BaseballAmerica.com
Four Baseball America editors tried their hand at making picks in the annual BA Experts Draft.

Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy cleared to resume throwing - baltimoresun.com
*IF* (as was speculated) there was an effort to have Dylan change his mechanics in order to speed up his delivery so as to keep runners closer to 1st, I would hope the 1st thing the O's do upon the resumption of his throwing program is to scrap that and tell him to just do what he did prior.

Orioles' Davis named AL Player of the Week | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Thor racking up some hardware early in the season. And it's all because of...who?

Chris Davis Credits Michael Young For His Success At The Plate
He's the leadery-ist leader that ever did leader. Some might call him a...Mentor!

A Winning Team in Baltimore Brings Back the Fans | Baltimore Sports and Life
And the fans in turn pour money into the team. Money that could be used for extensions for Davis and Machado, perhaps?

On this date in history, the O's have had quite a bit of success beating up on the Yankees. In 1963 Steve Barber pitched 8.2 innings of 1 run ball to top the MFY 3-1. In 1988 the O's top the MFY 7-6 in 14 innings to earn their 12th win of the season. In 1997 the O's would win yet again, 9-7, getting to a young Andy Pettitte for 5 runs in 6 innings. After staying at a book signing event until 3 am, and signing 2200 some copies, Cal Ripken Jr. would go 1-4, with a BB and a HR. And in 2006 the O's pound the MFY 11-4. Brandon Fahey hit a HR! And Javy-licious Lopez hit 2 HRs, including one off a then broken down Scott Erickson, who's career would come to an end 4 days later when he was released by the Yankees. In 2010 the O's fired Diamond Dave Trembley, replacing him on an interim basis with Juan 'The Windmill' Samuel. One year ago today the O's selected Kevin Gausman with the 4th overall pick in the 2012 Draft. Yay!

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