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Thursday Bird Droppings

Orioles links from around the internet.

Mitchell Layton

Good morning, Camden Chatters. This short work week has me all screwed up. I checked in and saw no Bird Droppings and wondered when they'd be posted, then I realized that today is actually my day. Oops! At least I remembered before I left for work.

Orioles camp to feature plenty of pitching battles |
Britt Ghiroli takes a look at the starting pitching options, saying that only Jason Hammel and Wei-Yin Chen are guaranteed spots in the rotation.

Steve Melewski: A healthy Nolan Reimold could be a real X factor for Orioles offense
I think I liked this article better when it was written by Matt Kremnitzer at Camden Depot.

Despite intact bullpen, Duquette open to adding another reliever -
Not surprising. Good to hear. Etc.

Camden Depot: Turning the Orioles into a 2013 Contender
In which Jeremy Strain advocates for signing Lance Berkman, who turns 37 in one month.

The Growth of Chris Davis| Baltimore Sports and Life
A look at the improvements of Chris Davis from 2011 to 2012.

On this day in 1955, the Orioles purchased Hoot Evers from the Tigers. This is notable because the name Hoot is fantastic. And on this day in 2011, Alfredo Simon turned himself in to the police after the New Years Eve shooting that he was accused of.