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Davis is up for awards, Matusz could be on the trading block, and Schmuck grades Wieters' season as an A-.

Jim Rogash

My apologies on the late droppings.

PressBoxOnline.com: Author, Orioles Part-owner Tom Clancy Dies At 66
Best-selling author Tom Clancy, who held a minority ownership in the Orioles, died Oct. 1 at age 66.

Baltimore Orioles 2013 report card from The Baltimore Sun's Peter Schmuck - baltimoresun.com
This is a slide show, which is annoying, but if you want to look at all of Schmuck's 28 grades let me know what you think. He gave Matt Wieters an A-, which is laughable.

Orioles' Chris Davis up for two MLBPA Awards; Adam Jones on TV for playoffs - baltimoresun.com
Davis was named a finalist for the Major League Baseball Player Association's Player of the Year and American League's Outstanding Player.

Five Reasons the Baltimore Orioles Missed the Playoffs: #4 Blown Saves | Orioles 101
Today we arrive at number four on our five reasons the Baltimore Orioles missed the playoffs in 2013 list and that is the blown saves the O's suffered this season.

Buck Showalter On What’s To Come For The Orioles " CBS Baltimore
Buck says, "Manny better get a gold glove."

Orioles rumors: Brian Matusz may be headed for trading block - SBNation.com
Once a heralded prospect, Matusz may be getting too expensive for the O's now that he's been relegated to LOOGY detail.

Happy birthday to former Oriole Mike Johnson who went 0-for-14 in his O's career in 1997.