Still unsure who their next manager will be, the Orioles are now assured that it will not be Bobby valentine. According to an article by Tim Kurkjian on, valentine was quoted as saying

“I am honored and flattered that the Orioles reached out with this potential opportunity, but at this time in my career, I feel I should direct my energies in another direction”

It looks like that other direction is the Florida Marlins where Bobby is good friends with Marlins owner, Jeffery Lauria.

Really? The Marlins? I understand Joe Girardi spurning the O’s because he thought he had the inside track to the Yanks job. But the Marlins? Truly, the O’s are in a miserable state if that is the case.

In the meantime, the O’s focus is now squarely on Buck Showalter.

Is this a blessing in disguise?