Good day, Camden Chatters. Welcome to another edition of Bird Droppings, where I am delighted to say that we are just five days from Opening Day! Five of course is the number worn by Hall of Fame baseball player and Hall of Fame human Brooks Robinson.
Have you entered our pre-season contest yet? So far there are 164 entries and you know you want to join in on the fun and prove your knowledge and guessing skills. After you've done that, come back and read these fabulous links:
Seasonable temperatures, some sunshine forecast for Orioles Opening Day - Baltimore Sun
The current forecast for Opening Day is partly sunny with a high of 61. That's a perfectly acceptable way to spend the first baseball game of the year. Fingers crossed no rain sneaks in!
Orioles plan on taking another power trip to AL playoffs - USA Today
If you're not tired of season previews yet, there is another.
Orioles could retain Bourn, Johnson on restructured deals - Baltimore Sun
The Orioles want to bring both back to the team despite their release earlier this week.
2017 Positional Power Rankings: Bullpen (#1-15) | FanGraphs Baseball
There isn't generally much that people have to say about the Orioles pre-season that is very good, but the bullpen is an exception. Jeff Sullivan ranks them 6th in baseball
Five Orioles Minor League Storylines to Watch - Baltimore Sports and Life
There aren't a ton of things to pay attention to when it comes to O's prospects, but these are a few.
Camden Depot: O's Upcoming Season Of Roster Shuffling Could Be Their Craziest Yet
Is everyone ready for another season of Dan Duquettte's wacky roster moves?
Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! Your lone Orioles birthday buddy is Juan Bell, who played 100 games for the 1991 Orioles despite an OPS+ of just 26.