Saturday Bird Droppings

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Weekend links.

Orioles Inbox: Will J.J. Hardy be traded? | orioles.com
Britt Ghiroli answers questions from the fans, and says that J.J. Hardy will not be traded.

Examining The Orioles' Offseason Shopping List
Paul Folkemer takes a look at what positions the Orioles, coming off back-to-back winning seasons, will be looking to fill this offseason and which players might fill them.

Steve Melewski: Three O's prospects expected to start in AFL championship game
Eduardo Rodriguez, Henry Urrutia, and Jonathan Schoop will all start the championship game, today at 3 p.m. on the MLB Network.

Surprise, Mesa square off for AFL title | MiLB.com News
Here is some more information about the AFL championship game. I'm most interested in the fact that the Red Sox have a prospect named Mookie Betts.

School of Roch: More Markakis and the Mets rumor
Roch squashes the rumor that the Orioles are trying to trade Nick Markakis, saying he's an ownership favorite. He's also in the best shape of his life!

O's remain interested in McLouth; would likely have to be multi-year deal - baltimoresun.com
The question is if the Orioles want to commit that much to McLouth.

Happy birthday to former Orioles Buster Narum and Fernando Cabrera.

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