MacPhail not looking for scapegoats
Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail is not exactly pleased with the start of this season.
He is the one, remember, who said this team would be judged on wins and losses and not just development.
And nine games into the season, the Orioles are 1-8 and head toward a brutal 10-game road trip to Oakland, Seattle and Boston.
But for those of you expecting MacPhail to can manager Dave Trembley right now, forget about it.
MacPhail didn’t want to address Trembley’s job security -- which makes sense since the Orioles’ early tailspin has not been caused by anything Trembley has or hasn’t done.
“I don’t even know how to begin to answer that. We are nine games into [the season],” he said.
But he did answer it because he knows that if he didn’t, speculation would be rampant:
“That’s just not the way I operate. We are going to do everything we can to try and make personnel decisions to try and help the team, and that is what we are going to focus on, making things better and not looking for scapegoats.”