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UPDATE: Buck Showalter will not be named O's manager this weekend

Jul 13, 2010, 5:22 PM EDT

5:30 P.M.:  It seems that the reports of Buck Showalter’s ascendancy are a bit premature.  There’s nothing to suggest that deal between the Orioles and Showalter has had the kibosh placed upon it, but the Baltimore Sun is reporting that Showalter will not be named Orioles’ manager this weekend.

The link goes to a detailed breakdown between the Buck Showalter fact and Buck Showalter speculation that is well worth your time if you care at all about what’s going on in O’s land.  Seems to me that, yeah, Showalter is going to get the job, but it’s not yet a done deal and anything can still happen.

Monday, 8:51 P.M.: A source tells Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse that Buck Showalter is expected to take over as Orioles manager on Saturday or Sunday.

Just yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com tweeted that the Orioles were negotiating with Showalter and that he was expected to be in uniform sometime after the All-Star break. It’s worth noting that the local beat writers have sung a decidedly different tune on this, but where there’s smoke, there’s probably some fire.

The O’s will probably play it cool over the 36 hours or so, as they don’t want to upstage the All-Star Game, but it wouldn’t be a shock to hear an official announcement on Wednesday.

  1. Xpensive Wino - Jul 12, 2010 at 8:57 PM

    Retread stiff manager for a retread stiff team. Perfect match.

  2. G2 - Jul 12, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    My boyhood idol (no idea why, but I wore #8 because I loved me some Juan Samuel) just led them to a Four Game Sweep of the AL west leading rangers. Time to fire him.

  3. tomahawkmike - Jul 12, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    There is nothing the Orioles can possibly do to upstage the All Star Game. Unless they started practicing Decimation.

  4. DualLeads - Jul 12, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    We’ll see, and we’ll be holding you so-called experts to it…..

  5. DualLeads - Jul 13, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    Proof yet again the pundits don’t know squat. Hopefully these guys aren’t getting paid to float crap out there all the time…..

  6. JBerardi - Jul 14, 2010 at 3:38 AM

    Yeah but Showalter is on TV, and, as I understand it, tore the fully-formed Derek Jeter from his thigh during his tenure with the Yankees.

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