Wednesday Bird Droppings

Tap dat patch, Dr.! - Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Future All Star Game lobbying, Draft Day approaches, injury notes, and what to do if / when Johan makes it back to the majors.

Hosting baseball's All-Star Game in 2016 would boost the Orioles, city of Baltimore - baltimoresun.com
Let's make it a date, MLB!

School of Roch: Showalter on an injury in bullpen, Hunter and Santana
With Matusz & O'Day pitching last night I guess we can rule them out of the 'pen injury speculation.

O's may use six-man rotation when Johan arrives | orioles.com: News

Seems like a logical solution given the layout of the schedule at the time when Johan could possibly ascend to the majors.

Camden Depot: Jimenez and the Pitchers Baltimore Missed Out On

Really wanted Hudson on the O's, but I still retain faith in Ubaldo over the long run.

Harvey, Crawford, Judge Highlight South Atlantic League All-Star Rosters (VIDEO) - BaseballAmerica.com

Here's two minutes of Hunter Harvey game action, for those who haven't had the fortune of seeing him in action yet.

Steve Melewski: No early pick provides challenge for Rajsich and O's scouting staff

Probably going to be drafting a lot of college seniors and then try and pop one high school or JUCO kid to an overslot deal in rounds 4 or 5 or so.

Which teams are hitting -- and missing -- in MLB Draft? | FOX Sports on MSN

oooof. Not a good look, O's. Hopefully Rajsich et al will turn that around over the coming years.

Baseball Prospectus | Perfect Game Presents: The Baseball Draft: A 50-Year Retrospective, Part One

Fascinating history of the draft.

Cheaters as MLB All-Stars? No biggie, since it's not Hall of Fame - CBSSports.com

'rabble rabble' goes the internet scribe.

Bat speed helping Orioles outfield prospect Dariel Alvarez smash in Bowie - baltimoresun.com

Bat speed and the ability to hit mistakes issued from AA pitching...

Birthday wishes go out to former O's Cla Meredith, J.C. Romero, Terry Kennedy, and Rickey Jones. On this date 40 years ago Cleveland held the infamous '10 cent beer night' promotion that ended in a riot. Fun! In 1997 Cal Ripken Jr. hits a home run vs. the Yankees the night after staying up until after 3 a.m. to sign 2200 copies of his new book. In 2010 the O's fired Dave Trembley and promoted Juan Samuel to interim Manager. In 2012 the O's select Kevin Gausman with the 4th overall selection in the draft.

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