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Monday Bird Droppings: The second half brings more Orioles misery

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The Orioles got swept coming out of the All-Star break. In today's links, the starting rotation is really, really bad, Hunter Harvey is working his way back, and some thoughts on whether Manny Machado's trade value.

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Well, this weekend's series was ugly. Perhaps it has spurred the front office to confront reality, as suggested by Ken Rosenthal (and written up by by Mark yesterday). The next few weeks will tell the tale. If the Orioles start selling, do the Orioles burn options on some of their top prospects or just let random guys play out the string this season?

The Orioles lost again Sunday and their starting rotation has been historically awful - CBSSports.com
Things are tough out there.

O's rotation on pace to easily be worst in club history - bottom 10 in MLB in last 100 years - BaltimoreBaseball.com Did I mention that things are tough?

Camden Depot: Does a Trade Market for Manny Machado Even Exist at the 2017 Trade Deadline? I would subscribe to the DiBiase Rue here, but YMMV.

Orioles prospects Hunter Harvey, Cody Sedlock progressing from elbow problems - Baltimore Sun Will we ever see the mythical Hunter Harvey in Baltimore?

On this day in 1998, both Rafael Palmeiro and Albert Belle hit their 300th homers in an Orioles win (4-1).

There are no Oriole birthdays of note today, it seems.