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Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

Posted on: August 30, 2011 9:35 pm
 
MacPhailBy Evan Brunell

Orioles president of baseball operations and de facto GM Andy MacPhail is expected to resign at the end of the year, two high-ranking team officials told USA Today.

MacPhail, who has been in his position since 2007, took the team over with more autonomous control of the team than any other GM had under owner Peter Angelos, but despite early progress, was unable to turn the team around, which is a major reason for the parting. CBSSports.com's Danny Knobler says that MacPhail had been expected to resign or be fired all season, with Angelos and MacPhail fed up with each other.

"Let's just get to the end of the year," MacPhail said when asked about his future, "and see what unfolds. We'll see. We'll see. I know there's a lot of speculation, but that comes with the territory."

Manager Buck Showalter, who is believed to have a significant say in who takes over, is not interested in the job for himself.

"You hear all kinds of things,'' Showalter said. "I just hope for the best for Andy. This is not one person's fault. You can't be this bad, for this long, without multiple reasons.''

Baltimore will register its 14th straight losing season by season's end, not what MacPhail envisioned when he took over the job. Building around young pitching, the Orioles were a team to watch over the last few years but their most heralded pitching prospects -- as well as hitting -- have stalled out as of late. Brian Matusz and Nick Markakis, just to name two, have regressed.

MacPhail won two World Series as the GM of the Twins (1987, 1991) and oversaw the Cubs from 1994 to 2006. Chicago replaced MacPhail with Jim Hendry, who was fired earlier this month. The son of former AL president (and Orioles GM) Lee MacPhail has been considered a potential replacement for Bud Selig whenever the commissioner chooses to step down.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 6:23 am
 

Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 8:07 am
 

Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

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Since: Dec 30, 2009
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:36 pm
 

Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

Ahhhh, there's that wonderful VA Tech education surfacing again.  Whoever you are...do you have any idea what it takes to be an owner?  Do you even know what goes on behind closed doors within a sports organization?  I'll bet you I could run the Yankees and be called a genius.  Here's a question for you...who owns the KC Royals?  Is he a bad owner?  How good do you think Steinbrenner would be as the KC owner?  As much as I'd like to blame Angelos, he's tried everything.  He's been hands-on, he's been hands-off...hell, he's even been invisible.  The Orioles simply cannot win under the inequality that is baseball...period.  It's way too easy to blame an owner.  Trust me, I'm a Redkins fan.  But none of us know anywhere near what they know and some things are just a product of the system. 

I'd like to hear what you would do if you were handed the keys to the Orioles tomorrow?  What's the first thing you'd do?  Who would you bring in?  Then what?  Are you going to convince Texiera to come to Baltimore?  Can you get top free agents to sign in Baltimore?  How?  What would you do differently?

I'm eager to hear. 



Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

This is wonderful news.  McPhail has almost ruined the O's.  He is not a baseball person and it doesn't appear that he is even a fan.
Give it all to Cal Ripken and get the O's back.  Let Jim Palmer teach the pitchers how to win ball games.  Let Rick Dempsey work some more Oriole Magic with the players.  Get some real organization back for the team.  Give these young boys on the team some positive role models to learn from that were effective in their day
 



Since: Sep 8, 2008
Posted on: September 1, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

AMEN.  I couldn't have said it better myself!



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:55 pm
 

Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

the orioles are bad very bad but who cares life goes on even in crabtown im sure the seafood is still good there cal who?



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

Come on Angelos, seel the team to Cal. He would then make Billy the G.M and Dempsey the Manager. Then they can start getting back to the Oriole Way!



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 10:26 am
 

Orioles president MacPhail expected to resign

Get Rid of Peter Angelos for good & SELL the Team to Cal Ripken.


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