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Saturday Bird Droppings

Pretty good link haul for a Saturday.

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Revisiting the Frank Robinson Trade - Red Reporter
A look back at the trade that changed the Orioles from the perspective of the other team.

Re-examining Nate McLouth’s Value and If He Will Get Eight Figures in Free Agency | Orioles 101
Orioles 101 predicts that Nate McLouth will price himself out of the Orioles' plans.

Kennie Steenstra Interview | Orioles Nation
Ben Heck sat down with Frederick Keys Pitching Coach, Kennie Steenstra, in an exclusive interview.

Sizing up the market for Robinson Cano - ESPN
I like this line: "[T]he O's are acting as if they don't have the payroll room to do anything this humongous." Acting.

Orioles Inbox: Time to acquire top-of-the-rotation starters? |
Britt Ghiroli's mailbox. Dear Andy H from Jacksonville: You need to let it go, man. Nolan Reimold is over.

Steve Melewski: Dollars and sense: What is the right payroll for the Orioles?
The club is at $90 million before they add anyone. How much do you think they can afford to add?

Baltimore Orioles notes and observations on free-agent pitching -
The Orioles had been coveting Jason Vargas for years? Really?

Should the Orioles deal for Chris Sale? | Birds Watcher
This is the same writer who earlier in the week wrote an article about if the Orioles should sign Robinson Cano. He certainly aims high! (and possibly is high)

Camden Depot: Scouring the League for Second Base Surplus
Do any of these names look good to you?

Would Signing Matt Garza Make The Orioles A Serious Contender? - Baltimore Sports Report
Zach Wilt thinks the Orioles should sign Matt Garza. On this, he and I agree.

Five trades for Matt Wieters - ESPN
This is an Insider Article, so subscription required. Jim Bowden suggests possible trade matches for Matt Wieters with the Reds, Cubs, Braves, Rockies, and White Sox.

It's the birthday of former Orioles Justin Tuner, Brandon Snyder, Ryan McGuire, Todd Cruz, Adam Eaton, and John Anderson.