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Wednesday Bird Droppings

An update on Flaherty after he took a pitch to the head, a couple of team previews, JJ's O-face, and more in today's edition of Bird Droppings

Matty tests the arm out yesterday
Matty tests the arm out yesterday
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School of Roch: Hearing from Showalter after 10-9 loss to Twins
Generalissimo Buck quips on Flarht, Wiet, Bud, and JimmyP.

2015 Preview: Baltimore Orioles | HardballTalk

Craig Calc earns earns himself some free Natty Bohs next time he makes it to Charm City.

Three reasons to watch the Baltimore Orioles in 2015 | FOX Sports
Luckily for me, I only need one...'the magic of Orioles baseball'

J.J. Hardy’s Hidden Offensive Collapse | FanGraphs Baseball
I don't think it was that hidden last season. Hopefully, with a stronger back this year some of his flyballs will clear the fence.

Matusz to Mets could make sense for both clubs -
Not sure the O's could get much more in return than a couple dirty water dogs. Which would be fine.

Trout tops list of most coveted players |
One Oriole gets a nod from an NL GM as a player they feel they could build a franchise around.

Today is the birthdate of former O's Geronimo Berroa and Craig Tatum (who unfortunately never hit a tater as an O). On this date in 1984 former Orioles catcher and hitting coach, Charlie Lau passed away at the age of 50.