Orioles owner Peter Angelos was in attendance for Baltimore’s 12-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Not only was the O’s owner pleased with the teams performance, but according to Peter Schmuck of the Baltimore Sun, he would like to keep President of Baseball Operations Andy MacPhail with the organization.
“I think it’s obvious,” Angelos said. “He’s not going anywhere.”
That’s likely to be viewed as good news by a large segment of the Orioles fan following and bad news by another, but the message Angelos seems to be sending is that he likes what MacPhail has done over the past 3½ years to make the club more competitive, and he believes that he has finally settled on just the right manager and general manager.
“Andy and Buck [Showalter] are a great combination,” he said.
After rebuilding the Orioles infield, adding a few more power bats to the lineup and reworking the bullpen, it’s clear why the Bird’s owner is pleased with MacPhail’s work.
MacPhail’s contract is set to expire at the end of this season.