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Andy MacPhail reconsidering leaving Orioles?

Oct 5, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

Andy MacPhail AP

For most of September all indications were that Andy MacPhail planned to step down as Orioles president of baseball operations at season’s end, but now Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that there’s growing chatter about MacPhail sticking around.

Connolly speculates that owner Peter Angelos talked MacPhail out of leaving during a meeting last week, noting that the lack of an expected announcement of any kind suggests he still hasn’t come to a decision either way.

There’s been some talk of Buck Showalter going from the dugout to the front office as MacPhail’s replacement, so it’s possible Angelos pitched MacPhail on the idea of staying in the role for another season or two to give Showalter a little more time as manager.

  1. scareduck - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:22 AM

    Phail is in his last name. He can’t even quit properly.

  2. cardsfanindelaware - Oct 5, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    Peter Angelos should worry about finding someone to purchase the O’s from him so the O’s can become a respectable team once again…

    • 3kittymama - Oct 5, 2011 at 3:54 PM

      Oh, how right you are on that one, my friend.

  3. stinkfist5 - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:12 PM

    It’s hard being a Baltimore sports fan…thank God for the Ravens.

  4. dailyrev - Oct 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM

    Could be an acknowledgement of the realities of the situation: Buck’s best on the field and in the dugout, and they’re really in a fairly advanced stage of rebuilding. They don’t need to be the Phillies, all’s they need is a couple more starters along with Guthrie who can keep them in games consistently and they will contend in that division, where even the elite (Yanx and Sawx) fail to terrify anyone with their starting pitching. That division could easily turn into the most entertaining battle of 2012 baseball next year, and both the Jays and O’s could be in it.

  5. dowhatifeellike - Oct 5, 2011 at 2:07 PM

    If he’s wavering on whether he wants the job or not, I don’t want him. He’s probably burned out from having to put up with Angelos. We need someone with some fire in his belly who is willing to tell Angelos to STFU and run the organization the way it needs to be run.

    • 3kittymama - Oct 5, 2011 at 3:56 PM

      Yeah, too bad Mike Flanagan couldn’t have been able to do that. He might still be alive if he had.

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