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Monday Bird Droppings: Orioles prepare for a relaxing holiday

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Thanksgiving approaches, and it seems most of MLB is already shut down for that holiday. I mean, come on. Don't expect the Orioles to do anything in November.

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134 days until opening day...is that right? Brutal.

Plenty of minor league free agents to occupy Dan Duquette this time of year and yet he's been amazingly quiet. Should we be concerned? Has anyone heard from him besides the automated quote generator whirring at full speed in the Warehouse?

At age 37, Johan Santana is attempting another MLB comeback | MLB.com
I have to admit I was bummed out things didn't work out for Johan Santana and the O's, but he was definitely one of my favorite pitchers of the early aughts.

Chris Sale for Yasiel Puig? A proposed trade for every MLB team - SweetSpot- ESPN
Tis the season for this type of article. TL:DR they have the O's trading Dylan Bundy for Khris Davis. Hard pass.

A Minor Review of 2016: Baltimore Orioles | FanGraphs Fantasy Baseball
Not a terribly inspired or inspiring review..

On this day in 1977, Eddie Murray was named AL Rookie of the Year. You could say the voters made a wise choice.

If November 21 is your birthday, you share your special day with Paul Richards. The wily manager/GM is credited with developing the base of what would be known as the Oriole Way. Recent Rule 5 pick Jason Garcia turns 24 today. Mark Eichhorn and Quintin Barry also celebrate birthdays today.