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Wednesday Bird Droppings

Sorry! I totally forgot that today was my day. 

Question of the Day: The GMs are meeting in Disney World this week (which gives me unrealistically delightful images of Scott Boras and Andy MacPhail in my favorite attraction, the Haunted Mansion, discussing Adrian Beltre), and one of the actual things being discussed in a very serious way is an expansion of the playoffs. Are you for or against such an adjustment? -Andrew

PressBox: Five O's Deserve Untouchable Tag
Pete Kerzel identifies Matt Wieters, Brian Matusz, Adam Jones, Nick Markakis, and Brian Roberts as "untouchable" for trade this off-season. Brian Roberts? Really? 

PressBox: Players See Bright Trip Ahead With Showalter Behind Wheel
"He walked through the door on Aug. 3 and the record is what the record is," said Andy MacPhail during the Orioles' final homestand in early October. "Like anything in baseball, there's more than one reason for that. But he certainly was the event that sort of sparked the change. I don't think there's any denying that." -zk 

School of Roch: Showalter's chances in Manager of Year voting
Slim to none, basically.

Orioles Insider: Moore signs minor league deal with Cubs
Farewell Scott Moore!

School of Roch: Sarfate headed to Japan?
He's talking to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp.