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Tuesday Bird Droppings

Trade deadline mania. A bullpen roster move. The O's thrive on the road. Updated top 20 prospects list. Slow play in MLB. And more in today's edition of Bird Droppings!

Otto Greule Jr

School of Roch: Orioles recall Guilmet
The Orioles made a roster move today while waiting to begin a six-game homestand Tuesday night. Left-hander T.J. McFarland has been placed on the bereavement ...

Two Months Left " Baltimore Sports and Life
The BS&L crew exchange various thoughts concerning the status and potential of the O's.

School of Roch: Updating Orioles' interest in Rusney Castillo
He's not going to get bids in the range of Darvish or Tanaka. And I doubt bidding for him even reaches the level it did with Puig. But Cespedes' deal could be a solid comp.

Orioles Buzz: Andrew Stetka: Road success shows O's postseason dreams are a reality
After 49 games they currently have a .531 winning percentage at home, in spite of being outscored by 17 runs. If they can improve on that coming down the stretch they could put a stranglehold on the division.

Dylan Bundy headlines Orioles' updated Top 20 list | orioles.com: News

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

Trade deadline needs: AL East - CBSSports.com

I'm getting trade deadline fever'd out at this point. Nothing is going to happen. And then we will repeat all of this mania in August for the few names such as Cliff Lee who will clear waivers first. And nothing will happen then either.

Tsuyoshi Wada earns 1st MLB win as Chicago Cubs beat Colorado Rockies | FOX Sports on MSN

National League, man...it's kinda ridiculous.

Thinking outside box slows pace of MLB games | TribLIVE

Not O's related, but an issue we can all agree is the fault of the YankSox.

No birthday's of note, but on this date in 1988 the O's traded away Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox (inter-division trade!) for Brady Anderson and Curt Schilling. Safe to say the O's won that trade, even if they squandered Schilling's value in the trade for Glenn Davis. In 2007, Cal Ripken Jr. is inducted into the Hall of Fame along with Tony Gwynn. 4 years ago today Buck Showalter was announced as the (soon-to-be) Manager of the Orioles. He would take over from Juan Samuel on August 3rd.