The Latest On The Orioles’ Managerial Search

Earlier today we updated you on the Marlins' managerial search following their dismissal of Fredi Gonzalez, so now let's do the same for Baltimore. We already know that Bobby Valentine has withdrawn his name from consideration for the job.

President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail confirmed to's Brittany Ghiroli that he and owner Peter Angelos met with current ESPN analyst and long-time big league manager Buck Showalter for several hours today about the team's managerial job (Twitter link). Showalter has a strong track record of helping turn young teams into contenders, specifically his stints with the Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Rangers.

Former Indians' manager Eric Wedge is expected to receive a second interview according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun, though it has not yet been scheduled. He adds that MASN broadcaster and former Orioles player Rick Dempsey is expected to interview for the job as well. He has interviewed for the job twice in the past. 

The Orioles are currently under the watch of interim manager Juan Samuel, who replaced Dave Trembley after he was fired earlier this month.

Leave a Reply

3 Comments on "The Latest On The Orioles’ Managerial Search"

5 years 2 months ago

I can’t believe Wedge gets a second interview. he ain’t no manny acta, which says a lot. They’ve gotta do what it takes to get Gonzalez, and if not, Showalter.

5 years 2 months ago

Is a manager who’s good with young teams really going to help? I think they need more coaching than managing.

5 years 2 months ago

doesn’t manager good with young team = manager who is good at coaching young players?