According to our own Don Olsen, the Orioles have reached out to a GM candidate whose name has been floated by the Baltimore media.
This candidate was contacted by the Orioles although states that the Orioles were “strictly feeling me out”. The candidate has stressed that there has been no interview and that it was simply a feeling out process.
Of course, this does not mean that Andy MacPhail and Buck Showalter are no longer being considered for the GM and manager position. And still, even after hearing this, Don still believes that the MacPhail and Showalter combo is staying.
Although these brief, initial conversations happen often when GM & manager searches are conducted, it at least shows that the Orioles are preparing themselves in case MacPhail does not return.