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Friday Bird Droppings: Manny rules the WBC

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If thrilling Grapefruit League baseball isn't quite your cup of tea, you should know that the picture for, at least the start of the 2017 season, is becoming a touch clearer. Guys are getting cut, guys are getting hurt and by virtue of the WBC, there is some separation being created between depth guys and guys that might actually be useful. As far as the WBC is concerned, Team USA takes on Puerto Rico at Petco Park tonight.

If you choose to celebrate St. Patrick's Day tonight, please do so...responsibly. No green beer, y'all.

Orioles’ Manny Machado Makes Insane Throw From Foul Territory To Retire Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera In WBC
This stuff doesn't get old. Somewhere out there, Luis Cruz shudders.

Orioles avoid being no-hit as Chris Lee makes first spring start in tie with Phillies - Carroll County Times Chris Lee is a groundball machine...and maybe your fifth starter in April?

Washington Nationals-Baltimore Orioles TV hearing reset for March 31
This case will be resolved someday. Someday.

Santander is getting his elbow checked out - why that might help him remain with the Orioles - BaltimoreBaseball.com ...and there it is.

USA, Puerto Rico set for WBC 2017 showdown | MLB.com
Puerto Rico and Japan are the only undefeated teams left in the WBC. Maybe Team USA has something to say about that.

It's the birthday of Chris Davis, destroyer of baseballs. Former GM Frank Wren also celebrates a birthday today.