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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Getting closer to the true offseason

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Mark Trumbo is recognized by his fellow players, Chance Sisco is talked up by Baseball America, and someone thinks trading Chris Tillman is a good idea. All in today's issue of Bird Droppings!

Orioles prospect Chance Sisco homered in the Futures Game this summer.
Orioles prospect Chance Sisco homered in the Futures Game this summer.
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Hello again, Camden Chatters. Welcome to hump day! Game one of the World Series is in the books and the Cleveland Indians are up 1-0. If you missed the game, Corey Kluber was on fire. Did you know that the Padres traded him for Ryan Ludwick? Oops.

No news from the Orioles since the offseason hasn't really begun yet, but I did find some good links for you.

Offseason Outlook: Baltimore Orioles - MLB Trade Rumors
MLBTR takes a very thorough look at all 30 teams and what they would/should do in the offseason. It'll be tough to upgrade with about $141M committed to 15 players, but MLBTR has some suggestions.

Mark Trumbo Named AL Comeback Player Of The Year - CBS Baltimore
The Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year award is voted on by the players, and they chose Mark Trumbo.

Could Trading Chris Tillman Help Rebuild the Orioles Farm System? - Innings Eaters
Obviously you should listen to trade offers on any player just in case, but it seems like a very dicey proposition to me to even think about trading Tillman. He's the only pitcher in the rotation with any recent track record of actually being good.

Talking Orioles prospects with Baseball America's John Manuel - Steve Melewski
BA editor-in-chief John Manuel is very high on Chance Sisco, calling him a true #1 prospect and ranking him in his personal top 30 prospect list in baseball. That's nice to hear.

Washington Nationals: Matt Wieters The Right Choice For Catcher - District On Deck
Jon Heyman has speculated that the Nationals will go after Matt Wieters, and this blog thinks it's a good idea. The writer suggests a two or three-year deal would be best for the Nats. Given the FA catcher marker, two years seems a touch low. But if that's a possibility, the Orioles should be the ones to sign him to that.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! I'm sorry to say that your Orioles birthday buddy list is short and undistinguished. Wayne Garland, a relief pitcher who spent three-plus seasons with the O's in the 1970s, is the only former Oriole with a birthday today. Mr. Garland turns 66 today.

It's also the birthday of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, who turns 69 today. Let's hope she gets a nice belated gift in about two weeks.