Orioles, Showalter Close To Terms

SATURDAY: MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli confirms that the Orioles will not announce any managerial moves this weekend (via Twitter).

TUESDAY: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun assures his readers that Showalter will not be named Orioles manager this weekend.

MONDAY: Ed Price of AOL FanHouse hears from a source who expects Showalter to take over this weekend.

SUNDAY: Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports tweets that the Orioles are "close to terms" with managerial candidate Buck Showalter. According to Rosenthal's sources, Showalter will be in uniform sometime after the All-Star Game. An official announcement will also be held until after the All-Star Break, according to Rosenthal's second tweet.

However, the O's have yet to make an offer to Showalter, writes Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Juan Samuel will manage the team Friday after the All-Star Break, but Showalter could receive an offer in the near future.

Earlier today, ESPN's Buster Olney tweeted that the Orioles met with Showalter again this weekend, and that he was the "heavy favorite" to be the O's next manager. The consensus for the past few weeks has been that either Showalter or former Cleveland skipper Eric Wedge would eventually be Dave Trembley's replacement, after Trembley was fired on June 4. Last week, we learned that Showalter had become the favorite.

Showalter has managed the Yankees, Diamondbacks, and Rangers over parts of 11 seasons. He owns an 882-833 career record as a Major League manager and was the AL Manager of the Year with the Yankees during the strike-shortened 1994 season.


24 Responses to Orioles, Showalter Close To Terms Leave a Reply

  1. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    I miss seeing William Shatner manage the Orioles.

  2. Broken_Tooth 5 years ago

    Why would you let Juan Samuel Go as Manager…
    The Orioles are playing the best baseball they have played since the 90’s…

    Samuel should be the Manager… Or maybe the Orioles don’t want to win???

    • Greg Murphy 5 years ago

      The Orioles are 14-20 since hiring Samuel. That winning percentage is worse than every single year from 2002-2008 and only 2001, 2009 and 1988 have seen worse winning percentages in the last 50 years.

  3. Six_Eight 5 years ago

    I don’t really care for Showalter, just another retread manager.

    • Cause the first time managers are working… you know like Mazzilli, Perlozzo, and Trembley.

      • Six_Eight 5 years ago

        1st time or 4th time, neither have done much in the big leagues.

      • Six_Eight 5 years ago

        1st time or 4th time, neither have done much in the big leagues.

  4. whitesoxnick 5 years ago

    What the hell do you mean the Orioles are playing the best baseball they’ve played since the 90’s? No they aren’t they are awful. They are freaking 14-20 under Samuel. You are beyond crazy if you think a four game winning streak means they are playing the best baseball since the 90’s.

  5. whitesoxnick 5 years ago

    What the hell do you mean the Orioles are playing the best baseball they’ve played since the 90’s? No they aren’t they are awful. They are freaking 14-20 under Samuel. You are beyond crazy if you think a four game winning streak means they are playing the best baseball since the 90’s.

  6. Cyyoung 5 years ago

    This is a good hiring. Saw him MANY years back, with the Yanks AA team, he blew away Eastern League, Williams, Leyritz, Hitchcock, a few others. He works well with kids, and he knows how to play small ball if he has to.

  7. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    They should be trading people instead of trying to find a new manager.

    • ugen64 5 years ago

      I have complete faith in MacPhail’s ability to trade veterans for prospects. It’s the free agent market where he’s sketchy…

  8. lucem 5 years ago

    After a 2 & 16 start and 15 & 39 record the day Trem was fired, the O’s are playing great ball now. Juan inherited a team in total disfuntion…a team that had quit, a team that did not run, did not bunt, did not move runners over…ever!!! and look what they’ve done since…run, run, bunt, bunt, steal, hit and run, move runners over, play small ball, the only ball they can play without a true power hitter, but none of this was done under Trem…Juan has taken a dead horse and revived it…that is progress, much more progress than at any time in the past 13 yrs.

  9. lucem 5 years ago

    After a 2 & 16 start and 15 & 39 record the day Trem was fired, the O’s are playing great ball now. Juan inherited a team in total disfuntion…a team that had quit, a team that did not run, did not bunt, did not move runners over…ever!!! and look what they’ve done since…run, run, bunt, bunt, steal, hit and run, move runners over, play small ball, the only ball they can play without a true power hitter, but none of this was done under Trem…Juan has taken a dead horse and revived it…that is progress, much more progress than at any time in the past 13 yrs.

  10. lucem 5 years ago

    sory about the triple post, it was not letting me know i was signed in and was not showing that it had already posted. got it figured out now though…

  11. Am a O’s fan and I think He’s need to be manger on Thursday ! O’s got lucky with the Ranger’s and 13 – 20 is nothing.

  12. not_brooks 5 years ago

    I don’t think that the Samuel lovers realize that 14-20 translates to a .412 winning percentage and 68-94 over 162 games.

  13. not_brooks 5 years ago

    I don’t think that the Samuel lovers realize that 14-20 translates to a .412 winning percentage and 68-94 over 162 games.

  14. bduke13 5 years ago

    As long as he doesn’t continue to put Izturis and Lugo in the lineup every single day when Scott Moore and Jake Fox are on the bench the hire is fine by me.

  15. coolstorybro222 5 years ago

    Let’s see Samuel scream at a umpire for no reason again and see where that gets him.

  16. Broken_Tooth 5 years ago

    Whitesox Nick and Greg Murphy… You guys go ahead and get someone else…

    I wish you luck… But I really think it is a stupid move…

    Lucem gets it… He understands…

    The orioles are really playing good baseball… Samuel is getting them to respect the game… To trust each other and to have fun… Seriously Whitesox Nick and Greg Murphy, not trying to make you mad… Watch a few games… You will see a huge difference in this team… Showalter is a bad mistake…

    Let them play with Samuel…

    and if at the end of the season you believe Samuel needs to go then GO…

    HECK… i am not even an Orioles fan… Geeze!!!

  17. no excuses…these guys are getting paid big money to do things we were first taught as kids…walk, run, catch, and throw…respect for the game ? BS !!!! they should have walked in the stadium with respect for the fans who pay their ridiculous salaries…this team is preposterous…i say this, you show lack of interest in playing the game you are getting paid millions to play, there is a gate that leaves the stadium and you can panhandle with the others hanging outside of them…the manager is a scapegoat for players who collect big money and underperform…the players are adults, not children, they shouldn’t need daddy manager to tell them to have fun and trust each other or to respect the game…that is their guidelines for being a part of baseball to begin with…

  18. no excuses…these guys are getting paid big money to do things we were first taught as kids…walk, run, catch, and throw…respect for the game ? BS !!!! they should have walked in the stadium with respect for the fans who pay their ridiculous salaries…this team is preposterous…i say this, you show lack of interest in playing the game you are getting paid millions to play, there is a gate that leaves the stadium and you can panhandle with the others hanging outside of them…the manager is a scapegoat for players who collect big money and underperform…the players are adults, not children, they shouldn’t need daddy manager to tell them to have fun and trust each other or to respect the game…that is their guidelines for being a part of baseball to begin with…

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