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Orioles expected to name new pitching coach early next week

Oct 26, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

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The Orioles’ search for Rick Adair’s replacement is nearing its conclusion.

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun hears that the Orioles will make a decision on their next pitching coach early next week. Word could come down as soon as Monday.

While internal candidates are being considered — including bullpen coach Bill Castro, who filled as pitching coach when Adair took a leave of absence in August — Encina hears that four external candidates have emerged as the frontrunners. This group includes Mariners pitching coach Carl Willis, former Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee, Rangers bullpen coach Andy Hawkins, and Braves minor league pitching coordinator Dave Wallace.

For what it’s worth, Encina pegs Willis as the best fit for the job.

  1. cocheese000 - Oct 26, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    The o’s should sign wieters and Davis and trade machado for a number 1 starter. Real talk.

    • jennstergersburnedretinas - Oct 26, 2013 at 1:46 PM

      This is the worst idea I’ve heard to date. Almost as bad as the Tigers trading Max Scherzer. Real talk? That’s your butthole flappin’.

      • cocheese000 - Oct 26, 2013 at 1:52 PM

        Machado will have a big price tag that Angelo’s won’t spend. Get the value for him now and sign two above average players. Hardly a bad thought

    • simjef - Oct 28, 2013 at 4:39 PM

      Signing wheelers and Davis would be the right thing to do,however when it comes to trading Machado what the hell have you been smoking ,dude!

  2. bmore55 - Oct 26, 2013 at 3:17 PM

    I would trade Wieters before anybody them hea too much of a liability at the plate and they have some good catching in the minutes

  3. watermelon1 - Oct 26, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    I think the orioles should consider trading ANYONE for pitching.

    Seriously… Anyone should be considered. Davis, Machado, Wieters, jones, markakis.

    Obviously Machado is out for all of next season, but is the best player by far and least likely to move because the value coming back won’t be there due to injury.

    • oriolesmagic69 - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:38 PM

      machado will miss the two first months of the season at the most. its a six month revovery and then he will play a few games at norfolk. you obviously dont follow the orioles. everyone knows about our star player. stop blogging about shit you dont know

  4. thepoolshark - Oct 26, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Orioles need to keep their core hitters. Machado maybe a future HOF 3rd baseman, and is under team control for years.’

    If Bundy comes back from surgery he and Gausman could develop fast with their stuff, like Wacha, Cole, Strasburg, Fernandez, Harvey, and the plethora of young pitchers now dominating in MLB. They are not being babied anymore. But Weiters needs to be there to be the Orioles version of Yadier Molina when the time is right. Davis and Jones are too valuable to trade for pitchers whose careers may end on any pitch. You draft and develop pitchers like the Cardinal’s. Any other route is seldom viable. Just ask the teams that signed Zito and the others like him to huge contracts. Some work out, but the majority are disasters

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