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Wednesday Bird Droppings: Post snow edition

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Zach Britton doesn't like pitching badly, Manny Machado is poised to collect big time, and more in today's Bird Droppings!

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Welcome to hump day, Camden Chatters. We're now only 19 days from Opening Day, which is very exciting indeed. Uniform number 19 is currently worn by slugger Chris Davis and was previously worn by the guy the Orioles traded to get Davis, Koji Uehara. Other well known Orioles to sport the 19 include Scott Erickson, Ben McDonald, and Dave McNally.

Did you survive the snow? Will you be digging out today or is it business as usual? We definitely got less than expected where I live, which is just fine by me. But enough of that, let's get to the links.

Orioles' Zach Britton left with sinking feeling after spring debut - Baltimore Sun
Britton is very hard on himself!

Each year, projections are down on Buck Showalter’s Orioles. Each year, they outperform | The Washington Post
This was brought up in yesterday's comments but for those who missed it, it's worth a read.

Orioles' Machado looking more and more like MLB's first $400 million man | FanRag Sports
This is the kind of story that makes me happy because he's ours, but sad because it probably means he won't be ours for much longer.

Offseason-In-Review: The Orioles zag while everyone else is zigging | MLB Daily Dish
Another season preview from a guy who thinks the Orioles won't be good, but at least admits that they have proven him wrong before. He thinks that Mark Trumbo is slated to play right field despite the acquisition of Seth Smith. Let's hope not.

Orioles Look to Move Dariel Alvarez to the Mound | Baltimore Sports and Life
Hey, it worked for Mychal Givens.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your Orioles birthday buddy for the Ides of March is Harold Baines! Not a bad buddy to have. Other former Orioles born on this date are the mustachioed Mike Pagliarulo and Freddie Boom Boom Bynum.