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Would Showalter leave for GM job?

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08:13 AM ET 10.15 | Other than Earl Weaver, Buck Showalter has very likely become Baltimore's favorite manager. Showalter always talks as if he knows that he has a short shelf life. He'll make references to something that's due to happen in the next few years and act as though he won't be around to see it. But it's hard to imagine Showalter wearing out his welcome anytime soon in Baltimore. Maybe the same words were typed in Arizona and Texas, but he's the face of this franchise. He's the miracle worker without Patty Duke. On paper, this team never had a chance. ... What could sway Showalter in another direction and lead him to pass on an extension? A burning desire, and an offer, to become a general manager.

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October 15, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Showalter has tasted success in Baltimore and he can write his own ticket for the next few years there if he decides to stay.

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October 15, 2012  09:01 AM ET

He looks more relaxed than in his previous managerial stints.

October 15, 2012  09:28 AM ET

the players will get tired of his act, they always have in the past.

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October 15, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

the players will get tired of his act, they always have in the past.

We shall see. The good thing is that he is not dealing with a lot of divas. O's just a bunch of young players and will do anything for a W without complaining even if getting demoted in the batting line up or getting scratched from the starters position and pitch a relievers.

October 15, 2012  10:11 AM ET

After this season, the Yankees GM positoin should be vacant... Hello Buck!!!!!

October 15, 2012  11:15 AM ET

showalter has prove to the baltimore orioles organization, he has the knowledge and experience to manage their club to a better level in the big leagues,,,,

October 15, 2012  01:38 PM ET

Buck is the manager of the O's for at least the next 5 years, they ain't letting him go

October 15, 2012  02:32 PM ET

Nothing to read here, move along.........NEXT!

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October 15, 2012  06:02 PM ET

Buck wants a ring as a Manager, not a GM. I think with Hamilton in left next year, he could get it.

October 15, 2012  06:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

After this season, the Yankees GM positoin should be vacant... Hello Buck!!!!!

Why their biggest impediment to improving the team was done over the GM's loud objections.

October 15, 2012  07:21 PM ET

wise up: Some columnists must of needed something to write to meet his deadline. Write a story that has some merit. Probably the same one that had the Reds running dusty out of Cincinnati. The Reds signed Baker to two year extension. Likewise Showalter will return to manage the O's next year and beyond

October 15, 2012  08:21 PM ET

He can do no wrong right now but you can bet the expectations for 2013 are quite a bit higher than they were for this season. Fans are fickle...and impatient.

October 15, 2012  10:07 PM ET
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Buck wants a ring as a Manager, not a GM. I think with Hamilton in left next year, he could get it.

I think he wants to keep the Team Squeaky Clean with no Player Issues, a Guy like Ichero with a 1 Year deal could help lead this young team to a Championship for years to come simply by watching this guy play every day! Buck's not going anywhere Angelos will give him an open check book, he proved his value and loyalty!

 
October 15, 2012  11:03 PM ET
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Nothing to read here, move along.........NEXT!

Exactly. Not a truth and not even a rumor. Does someone actually get paid to just spew this stuff ? If so then I got a whole lot of bs to dish out. And I won't mind picking up a paycheck for it either.

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