Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports that the Baltimore Orioles, in their desperate search for a general manager, actually considered former Pirates GM Dave Littlefield.â†µ
Dave Littlefield's name was floated at one time. Sorry, too recent.â†µ
Wow - insert your joke about the Orioles preferring Daniel Moskos to Matt Wieters here. Anyway, it appears that the Orioles are close to picking former Red Sox and Expos GM Dan Duquette, so the city of Baltimore is safe - sort of. Several potential candidates have voluntarily dropped out of the race, and the Orioles have taken much longer than expected to find a general manager. The problems are manager Buck Showalter and owner Peter Angelos, who both appear to be obstacles to a new GM doing his or her job and winning.â†µ
While it's not an ideal GM job, though, it is a GM job, and one would think the Orioles would be able to find some smart, hungry young candidate who would appreciate the opportunity. Pretty much anyone would be a better GM for the Orioles than Littlefield would. I honestly think there are about a million people in the world who could do the job better than Littlefield. That's not a figure of speech. Literally, a million.â†µ
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