Friday Bird Droppings

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And so the death by a thousand tweets that has come to characterize Spring Training coverage begins...

Am I forgetting something about today? Ah, yes! First day of workouts at Ed Smith Stadium. If you happen to be in Sarasota, attendance is free.

School of Roch: Wrapping up the first day of spring training Is Tommy Hunter the most quotable current O? I think he is.

Intriguing Position Battles At Orioles Spring Training (Press Box) Ryan Flaherty is the Most Interesting Man in the World Sarasota.

Rays likely to sign Erik Bedard | HardballTalk
The surly Mssr. Bedard makes his triumphant return to the AL East.

Orioles Do Something, Land Suk-min Yoon | FanGraphs Baseball
Jeff Sullivan opens the hood on Dan Duquette's latest.

Orioles: Tillman in new situation this spring - Carroll County Times: Baltimore Orioles
It is my distinct pleasure to ask, "Are you ready for a little Rill Talk? Rilly ready?"

O's Face Difficult Decision With Underrated Hardy | Baltimore Sports and Life To extend or not to extend?

Infield Defense Changes with Three True Outcomes (The Hardball Times) Chock full of graphs that would make MASN's on air production team green with envy...

Derek Jeter Should Be Thankful for Terrible Baltimore Orioles Pitching - Yahoo Sports Of all the mediocrities that the Cap'n feasted on over the years, you might be surprised by the pitcher that had his number...

5 Bearable Stadium Sponsors For Camden Yards - Baltimore Sports Report
One wonders how long the O's will hold out. I think staffing up the Corporate Relations department is a step in this direction.

Can Ervin Santana Save the Orioles’ Offseason? | I Hate JJ Redick
I think Santana could be a disaster in Camden Yards. But Dan Soderberg thinks signing him is a good idea. (Stacey)

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