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Tuesday Bird Droppings

Certainly an interesting and somewhat active day for the O's yesterday. Read about what went down here.

Happy trails to you...until we meet again
Happy trails to you...until we meet again
Greg Fiume

So, we bid adieu to the younger JJ as he takes flight from Birdland and migrates West to the Bay area. Best wishes to him. And we welcome Jemile Weeks into the nest. Once a well-regarded 2B prospect, he hasn't translated his skills to the major leagues as of yet. Time will tell...The O's shed a boatload of money with this deal, so there's that. Now the question is: will they spend it? We shall see.

School of Roch: Duquette on trade
Lost in all the trade hoopla is the non-tendering of knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa. I haz a sad.

Did the Orioles really trade a 50-save closer for somebody named Jemile Weeks? -

Schmuck putting the Warehouse on blast. 'Bout time somebody did.

Orioles Trade Jim Johnson To Athletics

Paul Folk breaks down the deal.

Thoughts on the Orioles trading Jim Johnson | Baltimore Sports and LifeBaltimore Sports and Life

Chris Stoner's take on the deal.

School of Roch: Reimold agrees to terms, and so does Pearce

Moldy and #TeamSteve are in the fold. Rejoice!

PowerChalk® — PowerChalk - Michael Ohlman

Get a look at Michael Ohlman's swing mechanics.

MLB Posting System Proposal Includes Maximum Bid: MLB Rumors -

Interesting. Seems that MLB is looking to hold down costs by instituting a max bid, while players from NPB are looking to get more of a choice in their destination. There were previous reports that posted players would be able to choose from the clubs with the 3 highest bids.

Today is the birthdate for a few short stint O's of old: Chico Salmon, Clay Dalrymple, Hooks Iott, and Bill Crouch. On this date in 1901 the future current Baltimore Orioles franchise is created in the form of the St. Louis Browns.