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Recaps of last night's loss can be found at orioles.comMASNsports.com (w/Tillman video), and Daily News.

Dempsey wants fourth shot at O's helm - baltimoresun.com
"I think if I don't do something now with this organization, it's never happening," said [Rick] Dempsey. Look, Dempsey's a great guy. Really, he is. Met him twice, he's a hoot. But he's not the guy we want leading the Orioles. If you think we see too many old-school baseball decisions now... -duck

Orioles Pitcher Report Card At The One-Third Mark | Camden Crazies
Daniel evaluates the O's pitching staff to date. While not that confidence inducing, it's at least better than the grades he gave the hitters -Stacey

Rookie pitchers who posted double-digit strikeout games in Baltimore
Roar From 34 takes Stephen Strasburg's 14K start as inspiration to point out some great rookie performances in Orioles history. -Stacey

Orioles Unsupportive of Kevin Millwood | FanGraphs Baseball
FanGraphs reminds us of how crappy the Orioles offense is. -Stacey

IN THE DRAFT

Draft Tracker | OriolesProspects.com
Jordan has compiled scouting reports, video, etc. from around the web for each Orioles draftee. A good one-stop shop. -Stacey

O's close in on signing some draft picks - MASNsports.com
The Orioles are already close to signing some draft picks, including fourth-round pick OF Trent Mummy. -duck

Orioles Notebook: Shelby, son thrilled with draft
Jeremy Shelby, son of Orioles 1B coach John "T-Bone" Shelby, was selected by the Orioles in the 38th round. "He was just hollering and screaming, and couldn't believe it. The whole family, we're all excited," John Shelby said. Good luck, Jeremy. -duck

IN THE MINORS

Orioles Insider: Minor league game recaps - June 9
Norfolk won, Frederick won, Bowie was postponed and Delmarva was off. -duck

The Norfolk prospects are starting to hit - MASNsports.com
Josh Bell, Brandon Snyder, and Matt Angle are beginning to hit for Norfolk. Nolan Reimold really isn't, but Steve Melewski tries to make it seem like he is. -duck