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Thursday Bird Droppings

Now is the time of the year when baseball feels like it will never arrive. Spring training is such a tease.

From here, that arm couldn't look less like a noodle.
From here, that arm couldn't look less like a noodle.
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A Few Thoughts on the Orioles and their Window | FanGraphs Baseball
Jeff Sullivan with a good article on the O's window to win. Maybe it isn't as short as people think.

More notes from today's workout | School of Roch
Suk-min Yoon loves In-and-Out Burger and Nick Markakis is doing his best to stop people from calling him Noodle Arms.

Prospect Watch: Jonah Heim | Orioles Nation
The Orioles took a flier on a raw, yet talented prospect out of upstate New York. Jonah Heim is the latest edition of prospect watch.

Better external options at DH for O’s than Cruz or Morales | Eutaw Street Report
This article thinks that acquiring Ike Davis or Justin Smoak would be a better idea than signing Kendrys Morales or Nelson Cruz. I agree with him that it would cost less, at least.

What We Know About MASN | Camden Depot
Camden Depot is kicking off an extensive look at MASN's financial situation to determine how it can (or should) effect the Orioles.

Today is the birthday of former Oriole Jim Wilson.

We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the open thread, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy.