Latest On Orioles’ GM Search: Friedman, Hahn

Orioles director of player development John Stockstill and Dodgers assistant GM De Jon Watson are candidates to become Baltimore's next GM, but they aren't alone. Jerry Dipoto is now the Angels' GM and Tony LaCava turned down an offer from the Orioles to remain in Toronto, so the Orioles are expanding their search. Here's the latest, with the most recent updates up top:

  • The Orioles would like to interview Dodgers GM Ned Colletti if he leaves Los Angeles, according to Kubatko.
  • The Orioles have requested permission to interview Andrew Friedman of the Rays, Rick Hahn of the White Sox and Mike Radcliff of the Twins, according to Kubatko (on Twitter).
  • Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun explains that the Orioles haven't yet contacted the Rangers about executives such as Thad Levine or A.J. Preller. Connolly suggests former Red Sox GM Dan Duquette and current Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer could be candidates for the position.
  • Scott Proefrock, the Phillies' assistant GM, will interview for the Orioles' GM vacancy, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Proefrock is the Orioles' former assistant GM.
  • LaCava said his decision to stay in Toronto was about the Blue Jays, not the Orioles. But Danny Knobler of CBS Sports hears that his decision was about the Orioles. LaCava wanted to make front office changes that owner Peter Angelos refused to approve, according to Knobler. LaCava would have obtained a competitive salary from the Orioles.
  • Knobler hears that Watson and Stockstill are “very unlikely” to be offered the job.
  • Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com, who reported this morning that the Orioles are expanding their search, notes that manager Buck Showalter and director of baseball operations Matt Klentak are handling the front office responsibilities for now.
  • Kubatko adds that the Orioles have contacted the Rays, White Sox, Twins and Phillies for permission to interview GM candidates from the teams' front offices.
  • For a complete look at MLBTR's GM Candidates, click here. Two people on the list, Jerry Dipoto (#1) and Ben Cherington (#4), have already landed GM jobs.


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52 Comments on "Latest On Orioles’ GM Search: Friedman, Hahn"


3 years 9 months ago

“the Orioles have contacted the Rays, White Sox, Twins and Phillies for
permission to interview GM candidates from the teams’ front offices”

As in, poach Bill Smith away from the Twins….one can only dream

$1529282
3 years 9 months ago

I think the Twins would actually need to send compensation to the Orioles for taking Smith off our hands.

Jeremiah Graves
3 years 9 months ago

There’s no way they want Smith. It’d probably be like Terry Ryan or someone else in the front office.

not_brooks
3 years 9 months ago

I was going to say that I wouldn’t expect Terry Ryan to take another GM job at this point in his life, but then I checked and found out that he’s a lot younger than I thought. I thought he was late 60’s, pushing 70, but he’s only 58.

3 years 9 months ago

His name was JJ Hardy

noah perry
3 years 9 months ago

texas anyone we’ve made so many deals with them this year they should be easy to fool again like the tommy hunter and chris davis trade so just reply if you think diffrent beacuse i just know it texas is in thing again

3 years 9 months ago

What about thad levine?!

parkvillain
3 years 9 months ago

i would even take a janitor from the rays.

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

Do you know the Pikesvillain?

parkvillain
3 years 9 months ago

actually yeah i played at an open mic with them at 8×10 like three of four years ago. cool guys.

3 years 9 months ago

This GM Search by the Orioles is being run by the reincarnated beings formerly known as Larry, Moe, and Curly AKA The Three Stooges. Are they serious about asking the Rays for permission? Who from the Rays would want to leave, they are loaded with prospects and have one of the best rotations in baseball! They are not going to leave that for “Charm City” and their Crabcake! The Twins blah! Finally, who in the world did they ask the Sillies for permission? Joe Jordan? There’s no one from that organization that I would want! The Sillies have no prospects left with all the trades to get so called “Superstars” and “Aces”! The only good news from this is the Orioles didn’t ask the Astros for permission to talk to Ed Wade! Thank God!

Lookouts400
3 years 9 months ago

Lefthander, did you really feel the need to identify Larry, Moe, and Curly?  Who did you think we thought they were, Abbott and Costello? 

not_brooks
3 years 9 months ago

Rays, White Sox, Twins and Phillies.
So…

Friedman, Hunsicker and Hahn for sure, though I doubt any of them would take the job.

I don’t know enough about any other execs from those clubs to make any guesses about who else the O’s would be interested in interviewing.

My guess is that this thing drags out for at least another two weeks, and I’m still expecting the O’s to end up promoting John Stockstill. [vomit]

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

AKA Stockstill, no way is it going to be you.  

3 years 9 months ago

Would they just interview Levine already?

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

As we learned from Lacava, it has to be mutual. 

3 years 9 months ago

On growing up as a baseball fan:I grew up a big Orioles fan and when I graduated from college I wrote to all the teams [regarding job opportunities] and I got formally rejected by three and was ecstatic that I actually got rejection letters from them.On breaking in to the game with the help of college friend and former Diamondbacks GM Josh Byrnes:Josh gave me the opportunity to come on board in a very junior capacity in the Rockies front office and I actually had never spoken to or met [GM] Dan O’Dowd until my first day on the job. Dan and Josh were the guys who gave me my first opportunity.  It’s kind of a small world. Paul DePodesta at the time was working for Oakland. He and I grew up in the same neighborhood and had played sports against each other. So within the close-knit community of baseball people, I had two guys who were both rising stars in the game at that time, both of whom were kind enough to counsel me and give me very good advice, so I had two great benefactors and Dan O’Dowd ultimately gave me the first opportunity, so I’m forever grateful to those three guys.On his relationship with Byrnes:We were both diehard Orioles fans and I would say it was quite literally from the first moment I spoke with Josh that he and I were dissecting every single move the Orioles made, putting our own twists on it as we were trying to fine-tune the team into a playoff contender. We had almost constant dialogue about the Orioles and when he started working for Cleveland I think it opened up the perspective.

3 years 9 months ago

I hope that they are looking at Freidman from the Rays, Levine from the Rangers, and Hahn from the Sox, and Proefrock from the Phils. 

I would prefer Freidman, but I’ve read he wasn’t interested in the Angel’s gig…why would he want to deal with the Angelos/Showalter duo (both are control freaks?) Levine would be my next choice (Kid grew up on Old bay and Natty Boh)

Coollet
3 years 9 months ago

Suddenly, Rogers isn’t looking so bad.

3 years 9 months ago

The Baltimore Oriole Organization =’s Gross Incompetence!

Scott Proefrock, the Phillies’ assistant GM, will interview for the Orioles’ GM vacancy. What a Joke!

Fire Showalter Now! Angelos Sell the Team!

Rabbitov
3 years 9 months ago

I am not following your train of thought on this one. 

3 years 9 months ago

If this is the best that Showalter can come up with is Scott Proefrock, the Orioles have a problem! Showalter can’t even fill out his coaching staff (Pitching and Third Base). He keeps the wrong guy in Russell. I am seriously beginning to doubt that anyone knows what they are doing in “Charm City”! I am even a little surprised that I said fire Showalter, but this whole process is nothing short of ridiculous!

not_brooks
3 years 9 months ago

What does it have to do with Showalter?

Is it Showalter’s fault that Randolph didn’t want to stick around?

Is it Showalter’s fault that Angelos has created an ugly front office atmosphere that no one wants to be a part of?

noah perry
3 years 9 months ago

ok mr.rays who just do you think you are messing with us orioles fans will be better than you in 2012 and you know it so thats why your talking junk

Billy Buckner
3 years 9 months ago

Why would Friedman come here? I would love that, but that’d be stupid on his part.

This is so depressing.

Lastings
3 years 9 months ago

I really think the O’s should begin the season without a GM and on their Home Opener have the stadium give-away as a chance to interview for the GM position. Anyone that shows up gets a shot, and one “lucky” fan will get the job.

3 years 9 months ago

It depends on what your definition of what a “Lucky Fan” is!

Even if you have a good idea, how are you going to execute it with Angelos as owner!

Angelos does not = Nolan Ryan!

dylanp5030
3 years 9 months ago

So wait…Proefrock the O’s, Sandberg to the Cards, and McKanin to the BoSox all a possibility in the next 48 hours. This sucks.

3 years 9 months ago

The O’s are just pathetic and it will be very tough to ever contend in the AL East for them

3 years 9 months ago

They’ll be fine once Stringer Bell offs D’Angelos.

CommissionerBart
3 years 9 months ago

Dear Mr. Angelos…..it is clear that only YOU have the gobal wisdom and intelligence to be the officially designated executive in charge of ALL O’s baseball decisionmaking…..you’re already calling the shots on every decision of consequence….and, let’s face it, it is the OTHER people with ego problems not you….how dare that Toronto Blue Jays interviewee for the O’s GM position have the temerity to decline your potential offer because HE wanted to have the powers all other GMs have.

Mr. Angelos, who can argue that the O’s have prospered under your control?  What other team can match the record for division championships, league championships, and World Series victories–and attendance–you have complied during the term of your acting as King of the Orioles throughout your ownership?  The answer is that your record is unrivaled.

The Orioles are your toy. Forget about what the critics say about an MLB owner being a steward on behalf of his city. You can do whatever you want to. And you know you can do it better than anyone else. The he** with what anyone else thinks. Keep doing things YOUR way. You don’t need a titular GM to slow you down. You’re not just King of the Orioles. You’re King of the World. Proclaim it!!

Charles Tetrick
3 years 9 months ago

Why not Matt Klentak, I thought he is considered a future GM anyway?

3 years 9 months ago

I think they want to get fresh blood in there

Brent Schuber
3 years 9 months ago

lol

FS54
3 years 9 months ago

Next stage to Friedman’s legend: he will manage two AL East team next season and both will make playoffs.jk

As a MD resident, I hope to see Orioles get out of their slump soon. An assistant GM turning down GM job can not be good. Someone has gotta be excited about the challenge this city has to offer, like Cubs.

3 years 9 months ago

“LaCava wanted to make front office changes that owner Peter Angelos
refused to approve, according to Knobler. LaCava would have obtained a
competitive salary from the Orioles.”

whelp angelos you have now proven to all those who defended you that you havent changed as a owner even after 20+ years of losing as if the front office people LaCava woulda brought in could be anyworse then what the orioles had prior

Omazing
3 years 9 months ago

Where can we pick applications up for the job?

3 years 9 months ago

First Ricciardi… now Ned Colletti.  This can’t be happening.