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Wednesday Bird Droppings

A bevy of links covering a wide range of topics in today's edition of Bird Droppings

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School of Roch: Orioles acquire Travis Snider from Pirates
Duq' finally got the lefty OF bat he's been coveting. And the O's even land a former Blue Jays 1st round pick!

Orioles taking orders for 'legacy book' to celebrate club's time in Baltimore - Baltimore Sun

Looks like this will be a nice addition to many a coffee table throughout the region.

Garcia, Gausman, Alvarez bring intrigue to O's camp |

Questions pertaining to Gausman's 'role' are going to be the death of me.

Camden Depot: What to Expect From J.J. Hardy in 2015

A winning smile is one place to start I suppose.

Whatever Happened To The Ripken Kidnapping Case? -

Hopefully some renewed attention and publicity can help the police find this guy.

Is Jake Arrieta's 2014 formula for success a sustainable one? - Beyond the Box Score

Because I'm putting together Bird Droppings today, you will get a Jake Arrieta article.

Baseball Prospectus | BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 1-2

Info of possible use for your upcoming Keeper League drafts.

Sources: Star Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada’s free agency imminent - Yahoo Sports
Friend of gio2chat, Jeff Passan reports on some changes which should make getting to MLB easier for former Cuban players.

Happy birthday to new O's lefty reliever Wesley Wright. On this date in 1982 the O's trade Doug DeCinces to the Angels for 'Disco' Dan Ford. In 2013 brief mid-70's era Oriole ( C ) Earl Williams passed away.