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Friday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are finally headed north

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There are just three days until Orioles Opening Day. In today's links, spring training ends with a whimper, a potentially promising outfield prospect, and if you didn't know, Manny Machado is pretty good.

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The Orioles wrapped up their Grapefruit League season with a 7-3 loss to finish 16-14. Exhibition play is supposed to wrap up today at Norfolk if the weather cooperates.

Dylan Bundy hit hard as Orioles end Grapefruit League play with 7-3 loss to Tigers - Baltimore SunDylan Bundy hit hard as Orioles end Grapefruit League play with 7-3 loss to Tigers - Baltimore Sun Everybody stay calm, here.

Orioles heading to town for game with Tides; so is the rain | Norfolk Tides | pilotonline.com
"With rain in the forecast, the Tides look for the same kind of luck they had the last time the parent club came to town."

A look at minor league outfielder Austin Hays, plus other notes - Steve Melewski
We've heard a lot about Cedroc Mullins this spring. Steve Melewski takes a look at another young O's outfielder

Baseball Prospectus | Short Relief: Machado's Sublimity, A Past-Life Scorecard, And A Dark Tale Oh, no reason...any time someone wants to restate the obviousness of Manny's greatness, I'll clip it.

We asked the people: Is that an MLB relief pitcher or a dude in a band?
Yahoo answers the burning questions.

On this day in 2005, the Orioles inked their long disputed MASN deal with the Nationals.

It's the birthday of former O's farmhand Jonatan Isenia.