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Tuesday Bird Droppings: Where the managerial interviews are finished

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Orioles claim Rio Ruiz; Ryan Meisinger claimed by Cardinals

A waiver claim won and a player lost on waivers might pass for big moves for the Orioles at these winter meetings.

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It would be cool to see these three longtime Orioles minor leaguers make it to Baltimore in 2019

These aren’t the players you will read about on the top prospect lists.

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