Shorebirdfan wrote:Terry Francona is looking for a job.
TuckerBlair89 wrote:I think Buck has the best shot at being the most successful GM for the Orioles next season. As Jordan said, he will probably have more space to make moves under less scrutiny from Angelos.
However, I am a little concerned towards how much success he could have as GM simply because I am unaware of his talents in certain aspects such as trades, signing international talent, and the other usual GM traits that are often foreign to a manager.
I think Buck may be best staying in the Dugout and hiring someone who is not far off his own values and beliefs. Just as an example, Jon Hart is one name being thrown out there.
Rising O's wrote:Player development. We need someone to go over our system with a fine toothed comb, get all those fleas and lice out. Poll could have worked here.
Jordan wrote:Exactly. The next GM needs to get rid of Stockstill and fix everything else he sees wrong with the player development.
ofahn wrote:Jordan wrote:Exactly. The next GM needs to get rid of Stockstill and fix everything else he sees wrong with the player development.
About thirteen minutes after he's hired.
ofahn wrote:Bob Nightengale of USA Today is reporting today "There's "no chance" that manager Buck Showalter will move from the dugout to the GM's office".
ofahn wrote:I'd like to see Buck have a meaningful role in choosing the next GM and be consulted about rebuilding the farm system and player moves BUT that's where it needs to end.
John McGraw was the last GM (owner)/manager I can think of and the game has changed too much since then for one person to handle both roles. Let's hire the right guy, convince Peter Angelos that he will need to substantially increase his investment into the player development process, and start the rebuilding process.
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