Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

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.

Depressoteric Posted: January 19, 2013 at 12:58 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: baltimore, orioles

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Depressoteric Posted: January 19, 2013 at 01:23 PM (#4350548)
Oh what an embarrassing typo...I meant 2004, not 2003.
   2. NattyBoh Posted: January 19, 2013 at 01:29 PM (#4350549)
Where’s the Orioles esprit de corp on Primer?


Dan left?
   3. karlmagnus Posted: January 19, 2013 at 01:44 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 04:07 PM (#4350620)
Odds either one of them is working for the Orioles in 2013?
   5. Jose Can Still Seabiscuit Posted: January 19, 2013 at 05:32 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 10:57 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 20, 2013 at 12:21 AM (#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 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM (#4350805)
This seems like an overreaction.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Adam S
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1957 Discussion
(3 - 6:55pm, Jul 28)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogESPN: Yankee Fan Returns Lost Red Sox World Series Ring
(12 - 6:54pm, Jul 28)
Last: 6 - 4 - 3

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3408 - 6:53pm, Jul 28)
Last: zenbitz

NewsblogFormer OF Jason Lane takes loss in first start
(4 - 6:38pm, Jul 28)
Last: JRVJ

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(992 - 6:36pm, Jul 28)
Last: HMS Moses Taylor

NewsblogOT: The Soccer Thread July, 2014
(460 - 6:35pm, Jul 28)
Last: Darkness and the howling fantods

NewsblogDmitri Young explains his amazing weight loss
(27 - 6:33pm, Jul 28)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogFull Count » Mike Carp explains why he requested a trade from Red Sox
(34 - 6:25pm, Jul 28)
Last: villageidiom

NewsblogGossage on Bonds, McGwire Hall hopes: ‘Are you f–king kidding?’
(125 - 6:16pm, Jul 28)
Last: Walt Davis

Newsblog2014 Prospect Watch | MLB.com: UPDATED
(9 - 6:09pm, Jul 28)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogDodgers and Diamondbacks Triple-A teams involved in wild brawl
(24 - 6:08pm, Jul 28)
Last: alilisd

NewsblogSchoenfield: Why didn't the Braves win more titles?
(87 - 6:01pm, Jul 28)
Last: toratoratora

NewsblogHall of Fame Announces Changes to Voting Process for Recently Retired Players, Effective Immediately
(97 - 5:59pm, Jul 28)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 7-28-2014
(43 - 5:55pm, Jul 28)
Last: Davo Dozier

NewsblogDeadspin: David Ortiz Pissed Off the Rays Again
(51 - 5:48pm, Jul 28)
Last: Joe Bivens, Minor Genius

Page rendered in 0.0980 seconds
52 querie(s) executed