With Buck Showalter gone from the organization, the Baltimore Orioles are looking for a new manager. One possible name is a former player, Mike Bordick.
Former Baltimore #Orioles infielder Mike Bordick’s name surfaced weeks ago to be their next manager to replace Buck Showalter
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 3, 2018
Bordick’s MLB career spanned from 1990-2003. After a long stint with the Oakland Athletics, he signed with the Orioles in 1997, which moved longtime shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. to third base. Bordick was traded to the New York Mets during the 2000 season. Following that year, he returned to Baltimore, where he played from 2001-2002 before finishing with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2003.
Bordick’s managing/coaching experience is rather limited. He is familiar with the Orioles, though, having worked as a color analyst on MASN since 2012.
Whoever does take this job will certainly be facing an uphill battle. Baltimore was a MLB worst 47-115 in 2018 and is really just starting what figures to be a lengthy rebuilding process.