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The Orioles have a lengthy list of candidates for general manager

Oct 11, 2011, 6:48 PM EDT

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According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, the Orioles are considering a lengthy list of high-profile executives for their general manager vacancy.

This list includes former Diamondbacks GM and current Padres VP Josh Byrnes, former Astros GM and current Rays’ senior VP Gerry Hunsicker, former Blue Jays GM and current Mets’ assistant GM J.P Ricciardi, Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine, Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava and Marlins assistant GM Dan Jennings.

Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com confirms that Byrnes, Ricciardi, Levine, LaCava and Jennings are on the Orioles’ short list, but notes that Hunsicker is not. However, the Orioles haven’t sought permission to interview any of the candidates involved. And with the Rangers currently up 2-0 on the Tigers in the ALCS, the O’s may have to wait a little while to talk to Levine.

  1. proudlycanadian - Oct 11, 2011 at 6:51 PM

    Consider the source. It is Olney. His list is long enough that one or two names on the list may actually be under consideration.

    • schlom - Oct 11, 2011 at 7:30 PM

      Do you think that Olney is just making up names or that either his sources are making it up or have the wrong info?

  2. pkers - Oct 11, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    Olney did cover the Orioles for the Baltimore Sun at one point, so he might still have a reliable source or two in the organization.

  3. TestSubjekt - Oct 11, 2011 at 8:14 PM

    I hope they go with J.P. Ricciardi =)

    – a Blue Jays fan

  4. dirtyharry1971 - Oct 11, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    i hope its J.P Ricciardi, after the mess he did on toronto he can set back the O’s 10 years the same way he did the jays :)

    • alang3131982 - Oct 12, 2011 at 10:30 AM

      But the Orioles were set back 10 years 10 years ago. God no JP, please, please, please

    • Panda Claus - Oct 12, 2011 at 11:38 AM

      Setting the O’s back 10 years doesn’t accomplish anything. Can we just set them back 14 years so I know what a winning season feels like again?

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