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Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

PostPost #1 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 11th, 2011, 4:37 pm

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With Andy MacPhail gone, the Orioles have begun their search for a new General Manager. Their current list includes Thad Levine, Josh Byrnes, J.P. Ricciardi, Tony LaCava, Gerry Hunsicker, Dan Jennings, and possibly more, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.

The Orioles are gathering a group to perform the interviews, according to Olney.

I am pulling for LaCava.
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PostPost #2 by ofahn » October 11th, 2011, 5:21 pm

J.P. Ricciardi may be the ONLY GM from the AL East with a worse record in "free" agent signings than MacPhail.
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, & Mo

PostPost #3 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 11th, 2011, 9:49 pm

ofahn wrote:J.P. Ricciardi may be the ONLY GM from the AL East with a worse record in "free" agent signings than MacPhail.

True; he's also the only one on that list I do not want.
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, & Mo

PostPost #4 by Rising O's » October 12th, 2011, 9:32 am

Who would be included in his interviewing group? Former Orioles players? The hiring needs to be settled within three weeks. Whoever it is, he is going to be very busy, and time will not be on his side.
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, & Mo

PostPost #5 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 12th, 2011, 7:21 pm

Rising O's wrote:Who would be included in his interviewing group? Former Orioles players? The hiring needs to be settled within three weeks. Whoever it is, he is going to be very busy, and time will not be on his side.

I do believe it will be a few former O's players. Rumors say it will be announced before the WS.
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, & Mo

PostPost #6 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 12th, 2011, 7:22 pm

Here are some more updates from Connolly:

#Orioles new gm wishlist inclds: LaCava, DiPoto, Levine, Jennings, L White, Avila, T Reagins, DeJon Watson, accdg to Pete Schmuck


Some names came off list during meeting w Angelos, showalter today. Others added back on. Others could b added If permission is denied


Of the Orioles suspected wish list, the only ones that hadn't been mentioned before were Reagins and Watson. Now permission round begins
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

PostPost #7 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 13th, 2011, 9:36 pm

Don heard the O's -- at least Buck's -- top choice is Jerry Dipoto; a guy whose "strength is player development" and that he's a "well respected guy "

http://twitter.com/#!/Olsen_Don/status/ ... 0256367617
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

PostPost #8 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 13th, 2011, 9:47 pm

Buster Olney on Twitter:

It's pretty clear that Buck Showalter will have extensive influence in the selection of the Orioles' GM.


Unclear now whether there are frontrunners in the O's GM search,because the process just starting,according to short list of decision-makers


There is a short list of decision-makers with the Orioles. And J.P. Ricciardi is among the group on their short list.
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

PostPost #9 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 15th, 2011, 11:19 am

Jordan wrote:Don heard the O's -- at least Buck's -- top choice is Jerry Dipoto; a guy whose "strength is player development" and that he's a "well respected guy "

http://twitter.com/#!/Olsen_Don/status/ ... 0256367617

Nice call by Don as yesterday Olney said Dipoto is top candidate.
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

PostPost #10 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 17th, 2011, 7:07 pm

So looks like it will come down to Dipoto and LaCava. Like both of them, but Dipoto probably my choice if I had to pick one.
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

PostPost #11 by Jordan Tuwiner » October 17th, 2011, 7:13 pm

Also, because WS starts Wednesday and Dipoto and LaCava are being interviewed on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively, I wonder if it could be announced on one of those days.

I honestly believe Dipoto will be the guy.
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

PostPost #12 by Zach » October 24th, 2011, 8:55 am

Are their any indications as to how many candidates are going to be interviewed for the gm position? I know that we have interviewed Dipoto and LaCalva and have Watson from the Dodgers coming in soon. Are their any other candidates scheduled to be interviewed? Is there a chance we can secure an interview with Jennings? What do you guys see as the time frame for this decision to be made?
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Re: Olney: O’s GM Candidates Includes LaCava, Jennings, Levin & More

PostPost #13 by ofahn » October 24th, 2011, 9:38 am

Zach wrote:Is there a chance we can secure an interview with Jennings?


The Marlins denied permission to interview Jennings.
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