Saturday Bird Droppings

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Not exactly the hottest of links on this brutally cold morning, but what are you gonna do?

School of Roch: Saturday morning Orioles notes
Roch talks about free agent pitchers that WON'T cost a draft pick. Rich Dubroff does the same. In other news, looks like the Professor has ended his lonesome crusade for Kendrys Morales.

Should The Orioles Pursue Nelson Cruz? Seems like the latest installment in a daily series...

Don’t Expect Much Thievery from Baltimore Orioles in 2014; Stolen Bases Will Be Tough to Come By | Orioles 101 | Sports Media 101
There is definitely base stealing ability between Quintin Berry, David Lough, Jemile Weeks and Francisco Peguero, but it's hard to envision a good situation where they're all on the 25 man roster at the same time.

Just A-Rod, Manny Machado and Yonder Alonso hangin’ at the Jay-Z show | HardballTalk
Good times.

On this day in 1901, the Baltimore baseball club of the American League is incorporated with John McGraw as manager and part owner.

It's the birthday of national crosschecker Danny Haas and former swingman Jay Tibbs.

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