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Monday Bird Droppings: More cuts coming as Opening Day approaches

There's just one week until Opening day. The Orioles will supposedly make a bunch of roster cuts today. Also in today's links, another fifth starter candidate makes his case, a long-ago David Segui trade, and more.

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One week until Opening Day. Can it be? Yes, friends. We are tantalizingly close to real, live baseball. If the meaningless stuff is your bag, the O's and Red Sox square off today in Grapefruit League ball at 1:05.

Orioles getting closer to 25-man roster - School of Roch
Expect a big round of cuts today, sayeth the self-styled Professor of Posts.

Jayson Aquino eyes rotation job with Orioles |
If predicted Jayson Aquino and Gabriel Ynoa would be competing for roster spots, walk do not run to the nearest 7-11 and play the Powerball.

Way-too-early guide to the MLB trade deadline -- Buyers' edition
Yes, this is too early.

Drafting Pitchers Who Have Undergone Tommy John Surgery | FanGraphs Baseball
Seems like something Dan Duquette would get in on. Perhaps coincidentally, drafting TJ pitchers seemed to spike in 2012.

On this day in 1994, the O's traded David Segui to the Mets for a couple guys. Hyun-soo Kim opened the KBO season with a 4-4 performance on this day in 2010.

Momentary O's Junior Lake and Johnny Monell celebrate birthdays today. If you're celebrating with them, please send my regards.