Orioles Expect To Keep MacPhail Beyond 2011

Orioles owner Peter Angelos told Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun that he expects president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail to remain with the O’s after his contract expires at the end of the coming season. There's no extension in place yet, but Angelos says he has already made the decision to keep MacPhail.

"I don't have to decide it,'' he said. "I think it's obvious. He's not going anywhere. We don't need to talk about it."

MacPhail says he enjoys working with Angelos and knows him to be “a man of his word.” Manager Buck Showalter says he hopes MacPhail keeps running baseball operations in Baltimore, where he took over during the 2007 season.

The Orioles have not finished with more than 68 wins in any of their three full seasons under MacPhail. They appear to be a better team in 2011, though as MLBTR's Tim Dierkes explained when reviewing the team's offseason, Baltimore fans won't likely see the O's contend in 2011. MacPhail, who started running MLB teams over 25 years ago when he took over the Twins, has built Championship clubs before. Minnesota won the World Series in 1987 and again in 1991 under MacPhail.

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7 Comments on "Orioles Expect To Keep MacPhail Beyond 2011"

4 years 5 months ago

Maybe they should see how this year goes.

4 years 5 months ago

He’s an intelligent guy, but I hope he doesn’t take much longer to turn that team around. I think he and Huntington are in similar positions.

4 years 5 months ago

We’ll take him back…

4 years 5 months ago

If he doesn’t start making some sort of an impact on the international front, he really doesn’t deserve to come back even with all the positive things he’s done, its not a sustainable model.

4 years 5 months ago

I think the key for this year is displaying patience even if they show improvement. Which means:

1. Trade Vlad, Derrek Lee, Mike Gonzalez, and every other veteran if somebody comes calling offering a blue-chip. Imagine if the O’s had dumped Brian Roberts for like Starlin Castro or something like that.
2. Keeping Britton and Machado in the minors for the entire year (minus a cup of coffee)
3. DO NOT trade above prospects in a vain attempt to compete.

That said, if Tillman, Matusz, and Wieters take a step forward, which is a lot of ifs, then you got yourself a major league ballclub.

Then you can go out and sign Prince Fielder.

4 years 5 months ago

Let’s not start trading everyone away on March 2nd.

The Yanks are getting older, Tampa lost a lot of talent in the off season, the Blue Jays, well, are the Blue Jays…

No one is touching BoSox as long as they stay healthy.

Maybe I’m guilty of drinking the orange Kool-Aid after thirteen losing seasons, but I wouldn’t be surprised if people around baseball starting using the word “Cinderella” to describe the O’s in September.

Watch out.

4 years 5 months ago

i think he’s done a great job for them.