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Monday Bird Droppings

More news and notes about your first place Baltimore Orioles...

Patrick McDermott

Of course there's a lot of baseball left to played in 2014 and there's no merit badge for effort, but if you'd have told me at the beginning of the season that the Orioles would finish the first half atop the division, ten games over .500, I'd have taken that.

Home Run Derby 2014: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Schedule and More | Bleacher Report
Hint: Adam Jones is not a favorite.

In ailing AL East, Orioles want to get wins while the getting is good - Baltimore Sun
Can you smell what the Schmuck is cooking?

Showalter: Orioles feel like they're doing the hunting | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Do you think Buck relishes underdog status? I think he just might.

Pair of homers, double highlight Futures Game offense | News
A look at the Futures Game, in which second year farmhands Hunter Harvey and Dariel Alvarez participated.

Randy Wolf opts out of his minor league contract with the Orioles | HardballTalk
Thanks for the fish!

Camden Depot: Reworking the Orioles' Rotation for a Playoff Push Res ipsa loquitur.

Possible Trade Proposal for Price
Anyway I can also get a pony in this deal?

On this day in 2012, Taylor Teagrden hit a walkoff homer against the Tigers in his game of the season.

It's the birthday of Cy Young winner Steve Stone. Bernie Castro, Vic Rodrgez, Derrick May, Earl Williams and Billy Smith also have birthdays today.