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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Another slow day for Orioles baseball

Nothing happened with the Orioles yesterday, and probably nothing will happen with the Orioles today. But we'll keep you company anyway.

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It's hump day, Camden Chatters! We're halfway through the week and just 138 days away from Opening Day. That's not so bad, is it?

Probably nothing will happen with the Orioles today. But maybe! No, just kidding.

Qualifying offer process shows Orioles have financial flexibility for big addition this offseason - Baltimore Sun
That is a mouthful of a headline. The rationale is that if they couldn't afford to add $17 million to their payroll, they never would have offered Mark Trumbo the qualifying offer. It seems a little more complex than that to me, but it's nice to dream big.

Dylan Bundy's renaissance could provide 2016 Orioles' biggest success story - Press Box
A look at the year that was for Dylan Bundy and what that could mean for the Orioles in the future. Bonus: written by my favorite baseball writer!

Improving Pitch Framing in the Orioles Organization - Camden Depot
A look at possible minor league free agents who could improve the Orioles in the area of pitch framing.

Frank Viola may be a candidate for Orioles’ pitching coach vacancy - Amazin' Avenue
A bit of a background on possible future Orioles' pitching coach Frank Viola. He is referred to in this article as a pitching guru, which seems like a good thing to me.

Aubrey Huff on his new book and the issues that almost killed him - School of Roch
A long read on Aubrey's Huff's journey through a lot of bad stuff.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! The Orioles birthday buddy list is short and undistinguished. Relief pitcher Fernando Cabrera bumbled his way through 31 games for the 2007-08 Orioles, and Buster Narum pitched nine innings over seven games for the '63 Birds.

And finally, I know that we're all tired of hearing about Zach Britton not being used in the Wild Card game. But Buck Showalter was on MLB Network last night as one of the finalists for Manager of the Year and gave what I think was a reassuring comment on it, at least as far as something like this happening again in the future. Check it out: