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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Where the ALCS is worrying us

The Yankees are not cooperating, the Dodgers are dominating, and Birdland is quiet.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to another day of the Orioles offseason, where things aren’t going quite as we hoped in the ALCS. The Yankees came from behind to beat the Astros last night and tie the series 2-2. Over in the NLCS, the Dodgers are one game away from sweeping the Cubs and getting into the World Series. I have to say that a Dodgers/Yankees World Series would not be my favorite thing ever.

Various improvements needed from these six Orioles - School of Roch
Roch breaks down what several important Orioles need to do in 2018. Other than Britton staying healthy, it's all different ways of saying these guys should stop sucking.

Five Factors That Could Affect Orioles Third Baseman Manny Machado's Contract - Press Box
One of the questions Rich Dubroff asks is not, "Will the Orioles extend him this offseason?" That's what I'm hoping for. I know it's very unlikely.

Blueprint for the 2018 Orioles (Option 3): Shake It Up - Camden Depot
The writers over at Camden Depot are each presenting their offseason plans for the Orioles. Joe Wantz has some hot takes.

Picking the All-Time Postseason Hero for Every MLB Team | Bleacher Report
Can you guys who they chose for the Orioles before clicking through?

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You are Orioles birthday buddies with Alan Mills! Not a bad buddy to have. Two other former Orioles are celebrating today as well, Terry Clark and Ed Farmer.