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Saturday Bird Droppings: Where no one was traded for Brett Lawrie

The Orioles did not do any Black Friday shopping, but one of their division rivals went ahead and bartered for a third baseman.

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Hello, friends.

We have made it to 127 days left until Orioles Opening Day 2015. That's actually still a lot of days. But do you know the significance of the number 127? Well, no... me either. But it probably means something to somebody. Maybe it even means something good.

Big news of the day, if you missed it last night, is that another Orioles division rival made a big move. In this case, a trade that sent Josh Donaldson from Oakland to Toronto in exchange for three prospect-ish players and Brett Lawrie. Look forward to all of the stories about Donaldson and Manny Machado's apparent beef. That will be thrilling.

Our counterparts elsewhere on SB Nation MLB are on the case, and if you're wondering what those fans are thinking of this move, you can see for yourself:

Beane on Donaldson-Lawrie trade: "We needed to do something that wasn't timid." - Athletics Nation
The A's blog writes of Billy Beane's statement about needing to do something bold. Fortune favors the bold, so they say, but then, Beane's stuff doesn't work in the playoffs, as he'll tell you himself.

Instant Reaction: Thoughts on the Josh Donaldson trade - Bluebird Banter
North of the border, they're actually down a Canadian on the team now. Maybe that's the real reason they signed Russell Martin up there, so they could keep their Canadian quota of at least one player from their home and native land.

Around Birdland, there's far less going on, but here's a couple of links to get you through the day...

Reports: Former Orioles reliever Pedro Strop involved in car accident in Dominican Republic - Baltimore Sun
You might have also missed on Thanksgiving night that Pedro Strop got into a car accident and was in the hospital. The pictures of his car looked kinda bad, but Strop himself reports that he is well.

Orioles donate playoff money to charity to honor late PR director | For The Win
The O's distributed what was described as a "significant amount" of their playoff money to the estate of PR director Monica Barlow, who passed away earlier this year, and for lung cancer research.

It is the birthday of a few former Orioles, though no one especially notable. There's Joe Price, who pitched out of the bullpen for the 1990 team, Brian Holton (1989-90), and the utterly memorable Guillermo Quiroz, who caught some games here in 2008.

This was also a momentous day in O's history four years ago when the Orioles signed Josh Rupe. Going much farther back, they added future Cy Young winner Steve Stone on this date in 1978, and traded for Don Buford and others in 1967.

And that's the way it is in Birdland on November 29 - or at least, unless something happens later. Have a safe Saturday.