Coming off one of the worst seasons in modern MLB history, it’s no surprise that the Baltimore Orioles would look to change things up in a big way.
Now, just days removed from finishing up a campaign that saw them post a 47-115 record, the Orioles have reportedly decided to move on from manager Buck Showalter altogether.
Buck Showalter will not be back with the #Orioles in any capacity, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 3, 2018
Having manned the Orioles’ dugout since the start of the 2010 season, Showalter led the team to three playoffs appearances in nine years.
Unfortunately for the veteran skipper, 2018 was an unmitigated disaster. Baltimore continually embarrassed itself on a near nightly basis with some blowouts that are usually reserved for low-level little league teams. In the end, it represented the franchise’s worst season since they were the St. Louis Browns in 1939.
As Baltimore looks to move on from this disastrous season, Showalter likely won’t be the only one to go. Reports have surfaced that general manager Dan Duquette could be the next to go. That makes perfect sense, given that he’s pretty much tied at the hip with Showalter. Duquette joined the Orioles one year after Showalter was hired.