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Not quite, Steve-o...
Not quite, Steve-o...
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What a day...the Orioles trade away one of their top prospects and lose to the Angels in a frustrating, 13 inning marathon. The Birds still took the series, but have no time to wonder might have been with the Blue Jays nipping at their heels and the Mariners coming to town.

Miller deal made with postseason in mind | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Oh.

Baltimore Orioles: Duquette probably not done - Birds Watcher - A Baltimore Orioles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The O's acquired Mike Morse in August of 2013 and Joe Saunders and Randy Wolf in August of 2012, so additional moves would not be unprecedented.

Steve Melewski: Eduardo Rodriguez reacts to being traded by the Orioles
Essentially boilerplate stuff from the Crash Davis manual on public relations.

Eastlake to the Show: Ex-Captain Preston Guilmet pitching out of Orioles bullpen Hey, Preston Guilmet: You've got friends in Lake County!

Manny Machado makes a great play to throw out Albert Pujols — yes, again | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
Okay, so, that killjoy Albert Pujols maybe got the last laugh last night, but I enjoyed Manny making him look foolish the last few games.

Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy re-learns how to pitch after Tommy John surgery - The Washington Post
"The one-time phenom is working on his craft in Frederick. He's also shooting at mice with his crossbow."

On this day in 1982, Frank Robinson entered the MLB Hall of Fame. In 1994, Cal Ripken, Jr. appeared in his 2,000th consecutive game while Mike Mussina threw the third one hitter of his career on this day in 2000. Mussina would strike out 15 in a 10-0 rout of the Twins.

Happy Birthday, Adam Jones! It's also the birthday of George Bamberger, Tony Muser and Travis Driskill.