Buck Showalter on Orioles offseason needs
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Skipper Buck Showalter is in Baltimore today working on a contract extension with the Orioles. MASNSports.com’s Roch Kubatko reports that Showalter headed north to Charm City after spending the holidays at home in Dallas and expects a deal to be announced “early next week”.

The deal, covering multiple years, should be in place within a few days if everything goes according to plan.
Showalter was hired as the 19th manager in franchise history on July 29, 2010 and took the helm four days later. The Orioles are 196-185 during his tenure, posting a winning record and making the playoffs in 2012 for the first time in 15 years.

It’s been a slow — and for some frustrating — offseason in Baltimore. Showalter’s extension would be the biggest deal the Orioles have made this offseason, though it’s significance shouldn’t be understated. The runner-up AL Manager of the Year led the O’s to the postseason for the first time in a decade and a half and he squeezed every ounce of talent out of his roster that he possibly could have in 2012.

Securing Showalter long-term would be extremely valuable for the O’s.

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  1. Signing Buck should not be a problem as Peter the Great loves to give big money to management people , but frowns on paying top pitchers what they deserve and demand,,,,,,,,,,,,,,this is why the O’s will never be taken serious on a long term basis and it is also why they will never be a long term contender,,,,,,,,,,,,,Happy New Year fans……………..

    • Paying free agent pitchers, not named CC Sabathia, is pretty risky business.
      You could look it up, as Yogi might have said.

  2. To me, this shows Buck believes in what the team is doing and maybe we should reserve judgement.

    Face it, after last year, even if this club lays a complete egg this season, clubs would be lining up with their checkbooks and he’d have his choice to go anywhere he wanted.

    He must feel pretty good about the direction of the club…

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