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Friday Bird Droppings: Three days until the trade deadline

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The Orioles had the day off yesterday and now they're back at it. In today's links, the reason why the O's should trade a reliever, some work with Ryan Mountcastle, and more.

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Most talk the next few days will focus on the trade deadline, I imagine. Most around these parts seem to have made their peace with selling, but it seems like it's maybe still an open question in the Warehouse. That being said, there is still baseball to be played. The Orioles play the Rangers in Arlington this weekend. Often a rival for coveted wild card spots the last few seasons, the Rangers have made their intentions known.

To fix biggest weakness, Orioles might have to deal from greatest strength — their bullpen - Baltimore Sun Could the Orioles really fix their biggest weaknesses by trading bullpen arms? Doubtful

Ranking The Baltimore Orioles Top 40 Prospects Right Now - Baltimore Sports and Life Putting out an Orioles Top 40 list seems fanciful, but here you are...

The coach working with Ryan Mountcastle, plus other notes - Steve Melewski High hopes, he's got high hopes...

Camden Depot: Trade Retrospective: Wade Miley vs. Ariel Miranda The script has flipped, maybe.

On this day in 1971, the O's overcame three Brooks Robinson errors on a Frank Robinson walkoff homer to beat the A's 3-2. Rich Dauer reached ten straight games with at least two hits on this day in 1978. Cal Ripken's consecutive game errorless streak ended at 95 games on this day in 1990. Drungo Hazewood passed away on this day in 2013.

Happy birthday to Bob Milacki, participant in the last Orioles no hitter (Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson finished the game). Chad Paronto also celebrates a birthday today, too.