Who’s Been Interviewed for GM, Who Will Be, and Who Won’t Be
By Editorial Staff
A few days ago, I took a look at the list of candidates the Orioles are considering to replace Andy MacPhail as the President of Baseball Operations. This post will serve as a little update as to how things are going in the search so far.
The Orioles interviewed the Diamondbacks’ senior VP of scouting and player development Jerry Dipoto yesterday. The interview included Peter Angelos and Buck Showalter. Dipoto is also interviewing for the L.A. Angels’ GM opening. Just to recap, 43-year-old Dipoto has been on the front office scene since 2003 and won a World Series ring in 2004 with the Red Sox. MASNSports.com has reported that Dipoto looks like the favorite but he also looks like the favorite for the Angels as well, which could induce some sort of bidding war for this young, fresh face.
Tomorrow, Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava will be interviewed by the same group. He does a lot of work with the Latin American market and other international markets as well as player development so that’s huge for the O’s.
Finally, the most disappointing news. It’s been reported that the Marlins have denied the Orioles request to interview assistant GM Dan Jennings. He has the most experience out of the candidates the O’s are looking at but is in the middle of an 8-year deal with the Marlins. If this is true, this will be the 4th time the Marlins have denied a team’s request to interview Jennings. If this is true, I will be very pissed because he was my favorite candidate of the bunch.
I’ll keep you updated.