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Saturday, January 19, 2013

ESPN: Orioles simultaneously extend Buck Showalter & Dan Duquette to 2018

This actually happened a couple of days ago, but strangely nobody submitted an article about it here.  Where’s the Orioles esprit de corp on Primer?

BALTIMORE—Buck Showalter was tired of hearing about his contract. Ever since the end of the most successful season in 14 years, the Baltimore Orioles manager was pestered about the contract.

Showalter would tell everyone that he had a deal for the 2013 season, and he had more job security than most American workers. He wasn’t worried.

Now, Showalter has more job security than almost any American worker including almost all his players, and so does the Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette.

On Wednesday, the Orioles announced extensions for both. Showalter’s is a five-year extension; Duquette’s a four-year one. They’ll be under contract through the 2018 season with the Orioles.

I must say, it represents quite the turnaround for Dan Duquette. Then again Karlmagnus would be happy to explain to you why he was the *true* architect of the Red Sox’ World Series victory in 2003.

Esoteric Posted: January 19, 2013 at 11:58 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Esoteric Posted: January 19, 2013 at 12:23 PM (#4350548)
Oh what an embarrassing typo...I meant 2004, not 2003.
   2. NattyBoh Posted: January 19, 2013 at 12:29 PM (#4350549)
Where’s the Orioles esprit de corp on Primer?


Dan left?
   3. karlmagnus Posted: January 19, 2013 at 12:44 PM (#4350554)
This is what the useless Henry/Werner/Lucchino group should have done in 2002 (including hiring Showalter, if he was available then.)

With that the Red Sox titles would have come in 2003 AND 2004. No Grady Little!
   4. GregD Posted: January 19, 2013 at 03:07 PM (#4350620)
Odds either one of them is working for the Orioles in 2013?
   5. Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: January 19, 2013 at 04:32 PM (#4350663)
Pretty good since its already 2013 and they both work for the Orioles.

2018? I think Duke is a safe bet. Managers are a bit more uncertain than GMs so I'd say 50-50
   6. Walt Davis Posted: January 19, 2013 at 09:57 PM (#4350764)
I can't think of any manager who's gotten a 6-year contract. Maybe Torre did. I wonder if some of these are option years. No offense to Showalter, who I think has proven himself to be a good manager overall, but he has a tendency to wear out his welcome.
   7. My guest will be Jermaine Allensworth Posted: January 19, 2013 at 11:21 PM (#4350802)
I can't think of any manager who's gotten a 6-year contract. Maybe Torre did.

Mike Scioscia has a 10-year contract.
   8. billyshears Posted: January 19, 2013 at 11:38 PM (#4350805)
This seems like an overreaction.

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