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Monday Bird Droppings

Back to the grind.

School of Roch: Gary Rajsich expected to be named Orioles scouting director (updated)
Rajsich is a former Duquette guy that had recently been working as a crosschecker for the Jays.

Minor Moves: Marrugo, Rohlinger, Sutil, Maldonado: MLB Rumors -
The O's have signed a Columbian teenage pitcher for 120K. These are NOT your MacPhail O's.

O’s might be open to trading Chris Tillman this winter | HardballTalk
Is the Duq sending a pre-Winter Meetings message that the Orioles are open for business?

Baltimore Orioles Top Prospects for 2012 - Minor League Ball
Interesting list from Sickels; dfa and I are both satisfied with the rankings of Rodriguez, Davis and Lino.

PressBox: What The Orioles Can't Repeat In 2012 Hmmm.

HELLER: Sporting News strikes out by omitting Ripken streak - Washington Times
This is kind of a nutty piece, but I find it hard to resist articles defending the awesomeness of Cal.

Camden Depot: The Orioles are a Small Market Team If it's the offseason, we must be having this discussion again.

On this day in 1972, Frank Robinson was part of another huge, multiplayer trade (this time between the Dodgers and Angels); in 1973, Al Bumbry was voted AL ROY and in 1978, the O's inked Steve Stone to a 4 year deal.

It is the birthday of former coach Jeff Datz.