Latest On Orioles’ GM Search: Avila, Ricciardi

The Orioles are searching for a successor to Andy MacPhail and we learned yesterday that they received permission to interview Diamondbacks executive Jerry Dipoto. Today, they're continuing to reach out to general manager candidates around the league. Here are the latest updates on Baltimore's search:

  • The Marlins (Dan Jennings) and Tigers (Al Avila) can prevent top executives from interviewing with the Orioles, as Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun points out. Both Jennings and Avila are on long-term deals, so it's possible that the Orioles would have to offer their teams compensation to complete a deal. The Marlins have denied teams permission to interview Jennings three times before, according to Connolly.
  • There's a sense that the Orioles haven't requested permission to speak with Avila or Dodgers executives Logan White and De Jon Watson, according to Connolly (Twitter link).
  • Steve Melewski of hears that the Orioles haven't yet contacted J.P. Ricciardi about their job opening (Twitter link).
  • The Orioles received permission to interview Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava, according to Connolly (Twitter links). The interviews for LaCava and Dipoto haven't been set up yet and are expected to take place in Baltimore next week.
  • For more on LaCava and Dipoto, check out MLBTR's GM Candidate pieces from earlier in the summer.
  • The Orioles contacted the Marlins seeking permission to interview Dan Jennings, according to Roch Kubatko of (Twitter links). However, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is in Europe, so the decision is on hold.

16 Responses to Latest On Orioles’ GM Search: Avila, Ricciardi Leave a Reply

  1. rsanchez1 4 years ago

    Loria looking to add to his art collection, paid for using revenue sharing.

    “Guys, I just made a multimillion dollar acquisition to bolster our team. His name is DaVinci, and he will hang in my office to give you guys inspiration. Great deal, right?”

  2. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    Is there any GM candidate MLBTR has not covered?

  3. BVHjays 4 years ago

    I wonder when JP Ricciardi’s interview is. Obviously the others are just procedural.

    • Dont forget abour Reagins, i think him and JP are the best candidates for this job.

    • Lunchbox45 4 years ago

      those occupying wallstreet should move over to Baltimore and protest that interview.

  4. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    Expeting the Orioles to contend in no earlier than 15 years. Anyone has them sooner than that?

    • I was thinking 10 years tops. You have them at 15, come on man!

      • Matt Moore 4 years ago

        With the way things are going in baseball they may never contend again. In 10 yrs the Yanks payroll will be at like 300mm

        • not_brooks 4 years ago

          Says the guy whose namesake pitches for the small market team that has made the playoffs in three of four years, winning the AL East twice in the process…

  5. Ed9870 4 years ago

    Loria is in Europe?

    So what. They don’t have phones in Europe?

  6. JP Ricciardi??¬† lol. That guy couldn’t even¬†trade Roy Halladay.

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