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Monday Bird Droppings: Cheap power and long term deals

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It looks the market for power bats is finally dancing to the tune called by Dan Duquette. What WILL our intrepid top baseball executive? Go for the best available, the proven commodity or the also rans? Some combination? There are options.

Report: Orioles are in contact with Bautista and here's why it makes a lot of sense - CBSSports.com
Is anyone REALLY surprised?

Carter's agent held conversations with Orioles, Rangers | theScore.com Hard to see how Carter is inked BEFORE Trumbo and Bautista.

When will Jose Bautista and Mark Trumbo get signed? | Sports on Earth
Some time between now and Spring Training, I'd guess.

Tillman on contract extension: "I'd love to stay" - School of Roch
What say you, Birdland? One more deal for Tilly or thanks for the fish?

On this day in 1977, franchise great Baby Doll Jacobson passed away. Chris Davis signed his franchise record seven year $161 million deal on this day in 2016.

It's the birthday of certified large dudes Mark Trumbo and Jack Cust. I have it on good authority that neither is all that graceful.