Tuesday Bird Droppings

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

The O's are doing 2012 things. An important date approaches regarding Johan. What to do about Markakis? And how much value in draft picks did the O's potentially forfeit?

Welcome to the unofficial start of Summer. Could not have asked for a better weekend throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, weather-wise. And welcome back to the work week, truncated as it may be. I do hope everyone has sufficiently recovered from bbq'd meat consumption comas and the quaffing of various libations. In case you were unable to keep up your beloved Baltimore Orioles came away with victories on Friday, Sunday, and Monday. For some odd reason they did not even bother to show up on Saturday. Weird, I know. Let's see what the scribes of the interwebz have to say about them Birds, shall we?

School of Roch: Orioles using familiar formula
(High leverage) Pitching, Defense, and the 3 run Home Run. Sounds like a plan to me.

Reynolds still has fond memories of Orioles | orioles.com: News
...and us of him.

Johan Santana's opt-out is 'a fluid situation,' Dan Duquette says - baltimoresun.com
Johan Santana can opt opt of his minor league deal at the end of the month, but Duquette is not concerned with that.

Orioles Buzz: Andrew Stetka: Viewing Markakis' place in O's history

Both his OPS+ and wRC+ are back over the 100 level. So he seems to be interested in giving Dan Duquette something to ponder come this off-season.

MiLB Video: Bridwell, Rodriguez, Walker, Alvarez - Orioles Nation

A collection of game footage videos of Parker Bridwell, Eduardo Rodriguez, Christian Walker, and Dariel Alvarez courtesy of Tucker Blair.

The Value of Draft Picks: Bringing it All Together – The Hardball Times

With much discussion concerning the O's trading away their CDL pick (#37 overall in this upcoming draft) last year in the Bud Norris deal.

Happy 30th birthday, Miguel Gonzalez! On this date in 1960, Orioles Manager Paul Richards designs an oversized mitt to be used by Catcher Clint Courtney during the starts of knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm. The mitt works great, but will later be banned.

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