!"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Commentary & AnalysisOrioles ProspectsOrioles Game RecapsOrioles News and RumorsCamdencastBird DroppingsSunday’s Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have signed another infielderNew Mookie Wilson Jersey ,17commentsA big off-season for the Birds gets even BIGGER!ESTShareTweetShareShareSunday’s Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have signed another infielderCharles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsMorning, Birdland!It feels like spring training matters more to the Orioles this year than it has for a very long time.First, there are position battles all over the field. Cedric Mullins is going to the be the centerfielder, and Chris Davis is likely the everyday first baseman, but are any other players’ roles set in stone? The team now has more than a dozen infielders in camp. Nearly all of the big-name prospects are getting a chance to show off. And the pitching puzzle always feels incomplete for this team.Second, there is the creation of a culture. When there is a major regime change like happened with the Orioles this off-season, suddenly every player is put on level footing. Organizational veterans and newbies alike are strangers to the manager and front office. Relationships are formed. Processes are built. Decisions are made.That doesn’t mean it will turn into wins on the field during the upcoming summer. But it does make the spring more interesting that it has been for several seasons. It’s anyone’s guess as to what the Orioles will look like on Opening Day. For now, all eyes are on Sarasota.LinksTop prospect Diaz looks to break camp with O’s - MLB.comIf the Orioles were looking to put the absolute best team on the field from the beginning of the season http://www.metsfanproshop.com/authentic-tim-tebow-jersey , there would be a decent chance that Yusniel Diaz fights his way onto the 25-man roster this spring. But they aren’t. Even if they were, Diaz likely still has a bit of seasoning to do before he is ready for the big stage.Orioles agree to terms with SS Alcides Escobar - ESPNBring Mike Elias ALL of the middle infielders you can find! Alcides Escobar hasn’t been good for a few years. But there is no evidence, yet, that any of the other shortstops that the Orioles have in camp are any good either. It won’t hurt to add an experienced player to the mix. Austin Hays is healthy, ready to re-establish himself as a top prospect - Baltimore SunDespite his atrocious 2018, I’m still a big believer in Hays. The guy has oodles of tools, and he put them together well enough in 2017 to rocket through the minors and make his big league debut. Maybe one injury-plagued season erases all of that, but he is in the right organization to get an opportunity to bounce back.O’s full-squad reporting date will arrive with almost everyone in camp - Baltimore SunJust some quick hits here Gary Carter Jersey , but the meat of it focuses on the fact that just about all of the Orioles are already in camp ahead of the mandatory reporting date. That’s good! I mean, it doesn’t really matter to me, but some people want to see DEDICATION like that.Orioles birthdays and historyIs it your birthday? Happy Birthday! Scott Williamson is 43 today. The right-handed reliever was a member of the Orioles bullpen in 2007, throwing 14.1 across 16 games in what would be the final action of his MLB career.It is also the birthday of the late Alan Wiggins (b. 1958, d. 1991). The utility-man played in 232 games for the Orioles from 1985 through 1987 before off-field issues ended his career prematurely.Former outfielder Mike Hart turns 61. He had a brief big league career, playing in 34 games for the ‘87 O’s.Willie Kirkland celebrates his 85th big day. He was a journeyman, playing for four different teams in his nine-year career. His time with the Orioles was short-lived as he played in 66 games for the team in 1964 before being purchased by the Washington Senators.1955 - The Orioles trade first baseman Frank Kellert to the Brookyln Dodgers in exchange for pitcher Erv Palica. Kellert would go on to play in just 39 games for the Dodgers. Palica had a 9-22 record for the O’s between the ‘55 an ‘56 seasons.1995 - Amid the strike that lasted from the previous season, the Orioles announce that they will not play exhibition games against teams using replacement players.2003 - Orioles pitcher Steve Bechler dies of multi-organ failure. He collapsed following a spring training workout the previous day. The Broward County medical examiner determined that Bechler’s death was a result of “abnormal liver function and mild hypertension.” 2014 - The Orioles sign two pitchers. Ubaldo Jimenez inks a four-year Dwight Gooden Jersey , $50 million deal, and Suk-min Yoon finalizes a three-year, $5.75 million pact. Both of those contracts would go on to be highly successful, and the Orioles would have no regrets about either of them. Giving thanks for all the good things 2018 gave us"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Scaling the RocksPebble ReportRockpileRockies Game ThreadsRockies Fan ExperienceFanPost FridayFanPost Friday: Rockies ThanksgivingWhat are the Rockies thankful for in 2018?ByAdam Peterson@playerTBNLNov 16, 2018, 10:34am MSTShareTweetShareShareFanPost Friday: Rockies ThanksgivingNext week is Thanksgiving in the good ol’ US of A, a holiday officially dating back to the Civil War and entering law a few years later. In other words, Thanksgiving has never fallen during baseball season. So this is our attempt to shoehorn Thanksgiving into a baseball-related conversation http://www.brewersfanproshop.com/authentic-orlando-arcia-jersey , inspired by this tweet.What are the Rockies thankful for in 2018?There are a lot of things we could point to: lots of postseason awards, a playoff run resulting in the first home playoff game in nine years. We could also talk about the emergence (or even departure) of certain players. I would venture to say there are a few games in particular that should elicit thanksgiving. Despite the downer ending, 2018 was a great year. Tell us what those highlights were and what should be given thanks for around the table next Thursday.Write up a FanPost (if you’ve never done one here are a couple handy guides for you) and tell us all about it. Make sure to include “FPF” in the title and we will post some of our favorites on the front page for Thanksgiving week.Start your FanPost today!