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Thursday Bird Droppings: Where we’re still waiting for good Alex Cobb

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The Orioles are playing miserable baseball, that’s for sure. That is accurately reflected in today’s links.

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Happy Thursday, Camden Chatters! I’m happy that you’re here today. With as bad as the Orioles have been playing, I feel like I should individually thank each of you who still visit this website where the Orioles are talked about on a daily basis.

It was another loss last night, as you I’m sure know. Alex Cobb actually looked pretty good for a minute! But then he remembered that the Orioles and their fans are not allowed to have nice things and completely fell apart. You can check out the ugly details in Alex Church’s recap.

The Orioles have now lost four in a row (again) and will try to stop the bleeding with Dylan Bundy on the mound tonight. At least he still makes me want to watch baseball.

Let’s hit the links.

Fans are understandably discouraged, but not ready to give up on the O's - Baltimore Sun
I really hope this is true, however, I don't think that interviewing the fans who are dedicated enough to show up on a rainy Wednesday in April for a game against the Rays when the Orioles are 6-17 is necessarily going to paint an accurate picture.

Cobb can't hold lead and Orioles fall again 8-4 (updated) - School of Roch
I don't know how long it will take before Alex Cobb is the pitcher he would have been if he was signed in, say, January. But at some point the writers will have to stop leading with that.

Myriad O’s Thoughts: Cobb’s collapse; near-historically bad start; an inspiring return - Baltimore Baseball
Sadly the inspiring return was on the other team.

Baltimore Orioles Catcher Chance Sisco Off to Impressive Start - The Baltimore Wire
He definitely has been one of the few bright spots this season.

Time to Plan for the Future, & Trade a Veteran Leader - Eutaw Street Report
The crux of this story is that the "Orioles need to trade Adam Jones and build this team around Manny Machado." I don't think the latter part is a very realistic plan. They don't get to just keep him if they want him. That’s not to mention that Adam Jones would have to approve any trade involving him.

Baltimore Orioles put infielder Tim Beckham on 10-day disabled list with groin strain; outfielder Jace Peterson claimed off waivers
If you missed the news yesterday, Beckham is deciding if he should have surgery on a sports hernia or try to rehab it. He's also nursing a sore Achilles tendon but that's definitely the lesser concern.

Is today your birthday? Happy birthday! You have just one Orioles birthday buddy and I am 99% sure that you don’t know who he is. Nate Smith appeared in five games for the 1962 Orioles, going 2-for-9 with one single, one double, one walk, and one hit by pitch. Those five games makes up his entire major league career. It might not sound like much, but it’s five more major league games than you or I played in. Mr. Smith turns 82 years old today.