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Veteran's Day Bird Droppings

.... of the Year awards season rolls on. Overtures of the Qualifying Offer variety are rejected. And more in today's edition of Bird Droppings!

Ed Zurga

School of Roch: Because You Asked - Money Never Sleeps
The Professor of Posts answers a slew of reader mail.

Duquette named Sporting News' top executive |

He is a qualified major league executive.

Nelson Cruz rejects Orioles' qualifying offer | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore

Not a surprise.

For the third straight offseason every free agent declined the qualifying offer | HardballTalk

Should have extended the Qualifying Offer to Markakis. What's the worst that could have happened? He comes back on a 1 year $15.3m deal. That ain't awful.

Camden Depot: Miguel Gonzalez in Perspective

Much to my delight, he has consistently proven my assumptions wrong in the most beguiling fashion.

O's Defense Q&A with Ben Jedlovec, Baseball Info Solutions - Baltimore Sports and Life

Quantifying defensive contributions and value is a mysterious thing. BIS (former employer of one Andrew_G) President Ben Jedlovec answers some questions on just how it's done.

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu, New York Mets RHP Jacob deGrom Rookie of the Year | FOX Sports

No O received any votes. Cal Ripken Jr. remains the last O to win the award. If you had to assign a RoY label to an Oriole of the 2014 vintage though, who would you give it to? Gausman? Schoop? Joseph?

On this date in 1970, Boog Powell is awarded the A.L. MVP award after .297 with 35 dingers and 114 RsBI. In 1982, Joe Altobelli assumes the reigns of O's Manager after the beloved Earl of Baltimore had stepped down following the '82 season. I'm just gonna go and watch a clip of the standing ovation Memorial Stadium gave Earl after the end of the final game in '82.