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Wednesday Bird Droppings: It's time to worry about the rotation

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We got bad news on Chris Tillman yesterday. Will anything better come out of Sarasota today?

Here is a warm memory for a chilly morning.
Here is a warm memory for a chilly morning.
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Welcome to hump day, Camden Chatters. We're whittling down the hours to the start of real baseball and today we sit just 47 days from Opening Day. We sadly learned yesterday that Chris Tillman won't be ready to start the home opener, but Opening Day without Tilly is still better than no Opening Day at all.

Jersey #47 was most recently worn by Evan Meek, who I don't care to think about. It was most famously worn by ageless relief pitcher Jesse Orosco from 1995-1999.

Should we get to the links? You'd think there would be more written on the start of spring training, but you would be wrong.

Could recent acquisition Gabriel Ynoa be the Orioles' latest under-the-radar find? - Baltimore Sun
Given the recent news about Tillman, I certainly hope so.

Orioles sign Juan Francisco to minor league deal - School of Roch
The Orioles are just really into AAA infielders right now.

Baltimore Orioles All-Time Homegrown Lineup and Rotation - Baltimore Sports and Life
Because why not? It's fun. Pretty good team, too.

Seabrooke wants to step up | Peterborough Examiner
Learn about O's minor leaguer Travis Seabrooke in this local boy does good article. Seabrooke was drafted in the 5th round of the 2013 draft.

Arizona Diamondbacks Sign Brian Matusz to a Minor-League Deal | FOX Sports
I wish him well as a relief pitcher on a bad baseball team in a division I never think about.

Tampa Bay Rays in talks with Matt Wieters and Tommy Hunter - DRaysBay
With spring training officially underway, the Rays are still looking into making additions

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your O's birthday buddies are pretty lame, I'm sad to say. You share the day with former Orioles Brian Williams , who appeared in 13 games for the '97 Birds; Luis Mercedes, who spent time with the '91-'92 Orioles; and Chuck Estrada, a starting pitcher with the Orioles from '60-'64.