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Monday Bird Droppings: More accolades for Britton

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Besides rumors covered amply here and elsewhere, there seems to be little to nothing on the so-called Hot Stove. That,of course, can all change in the blink of an eye, but that;s where we are.

Internet Baseball Writers select Britton, Jansen as top relievers - SweetSpot- ESPN IBWA...not quite the BBWAA, but, yeah. Zach Britton is competing with Trumbo for the gaudiest offseason haul.

Beyond the Box Score award breakdown and voting - Beyond the Box Score Zach Britton's agent welcomes the additional press.

Would Cy Young Win His Own Award? | Baseball Essential
The times they have a-changed.

Camden Depot: The Orioles Need An Outfielder, But It Probably Won't Be The One You Want Pretty much this.

On this day in 1973, Jim Palmer won his first Cy Young Award. On this day in 2005, Jim Flanagan officially announced that the O's would not be retaining the services of Sammy Sosa or Rafael Palmeiro.

It's the birthday of baseball hero/villain Curt Schilling. The O's acquired him and Brady Anderson from the Red Sox for Mike Boddicker and ended up flipping him to Houston for Glenn Davis. Figure that.