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Monday Bird Droppings: The omnipresent Adam Jones edition

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Former O's in the news, and among current Orioles, Adam Jones continues to be a great dude...

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65 degree days make you sort of forget how far off from next season we are (curse you, climate change!), but here we are. A trade here and there. A surprise option declined or exercised...that's about the temperature of things in the baseball world right now, though I suppose we should get some good vibes when the Gold Glove winners are announced Tuesday. I feel like there's something else going on that day. Anybody help me out, here?

Cubs Decline Jason Hammel's Option - MLB Trade Rumors The oft-injures Hammel probably enters the market with a fair bit of bargaining power.

Conversion projects: O's move two draft picks from the field to mound - Steve Melewski
It doesn't always work out (see: Tom Winegardner), but the O's have a couple more guys that they're turning into pitchers. Insert catty comments here.

John Orsino, who spent 7 seasons in majors, dies at 78 | WTOP
Orsino hit 19 dongs for the '65 O's.

Adam Jones' annual tailgate party raises $50,000 for local Boys and Girls clubs - Carroll County Times Say what you will about Adam Jones (and I know there are doubters), but he really seems to work hard for he community. Quite refreshing.

VIDEO: Orioles star Adam Jones takes in Wizards home opener | CSN Mid-Atlantic
...and CSN claims to have axed baseball coverage.

On this day in 1989, Gregg Olson was named AL Rookie of the Year. In 2011, Suk Min Yoon, who had earned KBO's Triple Crown for pitching, was named KBO MVP.

Cuban outfielder Dariel Alvarez has a birthday today. A former Oriole known more for his wife's antics than his own on-field performance, Kris Benson, turns 42 today. Bob Hale, who batted .357 for the 1955 O's, would have been 83.