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Sunday Bird Droppings: Where we’re ready for something to happen with Manny already

The weekend is coming to a close and Manny Machado is still an Oriole. I’m ready for them to get on with it already.

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Another weekend is coming to a close in Birdland and Manny Machado is still ours. How much longer can we say that? I am scared of the trade happening but also ready for it to be done so we can know how much to freak out. Is that too much to ask?

There are now 100 days until Opening Day, a nice round number! And just seven shopping days left until Christmas! For those of you who celebrate, have you gotten something for everyone on your list? I’m all finished and ready to go.

How about some Orioles links?

The Case for Holding onto Machado and Letting Him Walk - Camden Depot
I'll say one thing, at least this Manny stuff is giving us all plenty to talk about.

Manny Machado and Cubs trade idea - Birds Watcher
Manny Machado for Addison Russell and Mike Montgomery?

Manny Machado is the new Jason Heyward - Viva El Birdos
The Braves traded Jason Heyward to the Cardinals with one year left on his contract. Our sister Cardinals blog looks at the similarities between that and the situation with Manny Machado.

Coach's Corner: Not many gifts for Orioles this holiday season | fredericknewspost.com
Christmas-themed sadness about the Orioles.

Yovani Gallardo Reportedly Signs Contract to Return to Brewers | Bleacher Report
Somebody wants Yovani Gallardo!

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have three Orioles birthday buddies. Stu Pomeranz pitched in three games for the 2012 Orioles and looked pretty good, but suffered an injury which ended his career there.

Alex Cintron was one of the many bad baseball players who manned shortstop for the Orioles during the dark years. Hm, can I reference the dark years like that when it seems we have returned to them?

Finally, Jerry Adair spent nine of his thirteen major league seasons with the Orioles, playing the infield from 1958-1966.

On this day in 2013, the Orioles signed Grant Balfour to a two-year contract, which would be canceled in three days after he failed the physical. Balfour was not happy.