Coffee Companion (9/1): Orioles welcome Bundy with 13-0 loss

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Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.

 Running it back:

The Orioles lost to the Blue Jays, 13-0, on Wednesday night. It was their most lopsided shutout loss since July 4, 2006. ... The Orioles introduced first-round draft pick Dylan Bundy to Baltimore during the game. ... The Orioles dealt Michael Gonzalez to the Rangers in a waiver trade for reliever Pedro Strop. ... Rookie Tyrod Taylor, who will get the majority of the snaps in Thursday night's preseason game in Atlanta, is out to prove he's a viable No. 2 quarterback. ... Maryland tailback D.J. Adams and offensive lineman Cody Blue were suspended for Monday night's season opener against Miami for violating team rules.

Hitting the links:

1. The bubble is going to burst for some Ravens [Baltimore Sun]

2. Peter King with a Ravens season preview [SI]

3. John Clayton ranked quarterbacks again [ESPN]

4. Should Oniel Cousins start in Cleveland? [ESPN]

5. Mark Clayton is back with the Rams [Yahoo!]

6. Michael Vick is a mentor for Tyrod Taylor [SI]

7. Don Banks thinks the Ravens are going to go 11-5 and win the AFC North [SI]

8. Willis McGahee compares the Broncos to the Ravens [Sports Radio Interviews]

9. How worried should the Ravens be about their offensive line? [SI]

10. Will Sergio Kindle be a breakout player in 2011? [NFL.com]

11. The Ravens are looking for an immediate payoff on the Jimmy Smith gamble [Sporting News]

12. Stepping down would be a step in the right direction for both Andy MacPhail and the Orioles [Baltimore Sun]

13. MacPhail, speculation and a green-cheese moon [Orioles Insider]

14. What's next if MacPhail doesn't return to the Orioles after the season? [The Loss Column]

15. Alfredo Simon's stock is on the rise [The Schmuck Stops Here]

16. What's going on with Matt Hobgood? [MASN]

17. Randy Edsall is doing it his way [Washington Times]

18. Why Alex Ovechkin, Nick Backstrom and Alex Semin need more offensive-zone starts [Capitals Insider]

19. Alex Semin and the curse of elite talent [Japers' Rink]

20. Mike Green says the goal this season is to win the Stanley Cup [Russian Machine Never Breaks]

Video of the morning:

You will like Browns running back Peyton Hillis more after watching this [via Hot Clicks]

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