Thanks to Roch Kubatko and friends, it became public knowledge that Jim Presley will be hired to be the O’s next hitting coach. Presley had some good success in Florida until he was fired mid-season by good old Jeffery Loria.

“Some of the people we’re talking about are currently being considered for jobs that are higher up than what we’re offering,” Showalter said. “A couple are looking at managing jobs. That’s what has kind of slowed the process down.”

“I know that Jim was in demand by some clubs. I know he had some offers,” Showalter said. “I’m just kind of flattered that he’s considering us. We’ll see.”

Are we excited about this? Does his departure from Florida scare anyone?