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June 23, 2010

Dempsey will get interview; Wedge likely to have second


Eric Wedge and Rick Dempsey do not have interviews scheduled with Andy MacPhail in Baltimore yet, but both are expected to meet with the club’s president of baseball operations in the near future.

Wedge was the first candidate to interview, when MacPhail traveled to see him on June 9. But Wedge, the former Cleveland Indians skipper and 2007 AL Manager of the Year, has not yet met with the club’s principal owner Peter Angelos.

Therefore, a second interview – with Wedge coming to Baltimore – is expected, but has not yet been scheduled, an industry source said.

Dempsey, the long-time Orioles player and current MASN broadcaster, has interviewed for the club’s managerial position three times in the past. He is expected to interview for it again, an industry source said, but a specific date has not been determined.

The only other candidate the Orioles have interviewed is Bobby Valentine, who reportedly pulled himself out of consideration on Wednesday.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 6:38 PM | | Comments (23)
        

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Interviewing Dempsey = Clearly PGA is back to screwing this franchise up

If The want to WIN its Buck Showalter !!!!!!!

"He couldn't do any worse than Mazilli, Perlozzo, or Trembly" isn't exactly a ringing endorsement, but it's true.

With this team unlikely to contend in the foreseeable future, big names like Valentine (and Girardi before him) aren't going to come here. With only 30 MLB manager jobs in the world, what does it say when anyone turns you down!

The Dipper would be fun to watch, and he would shake things up. Didn't ex-pitcher and ex-broadcaster Larry Dieker take the Astros from last place to the playoffs once?

Interviewing Dempsey is pointless now, if the O's had any interest legit interest in him than he should have replaced Trembley.

They can't go with yet another unproven manager not even Rick

WALLY BACKMAN DAMMIT

Since the marlins are only 7 games back I have to take Uggla off my list of power guys who might be available if the o's want to trade. That leaves my two favorite targets would be Fielder (very tough) or Chris Davis 1B rangers AAA much more realistic. I have been very pleasantly surprised watching Fox. He only missed a ph homer one night by a few feet and a ph walk the next looked comfortable behind the plate and even threw out a base stealer. He helps our bench strength much more than others we have now..

Dempsey is part of and represents the Orioles' winning tradition from the Weaver era. They could use some good luck. He knows baseball. He has a good positive attitude and a LOT of positive thinking will be needed to dig out of this. He's likeable and projects enthusiasm. They'll need that to get fans back into the park. He knows hitting and both sides of the battery. A manager with his own World Series MVP clips adds a positive visual to break this jinx.
He deserves a good look.

I hear all the talk of getting back to the Oriole Way. Having an organization that is respected throughout mlb.


The players of that era are what we still have in our mirror to remember how it was and should be. Perhaps they rememebbr too how it is suppose to be done. Maybe a few can convey the necessary commitment and attitude to put the organization back in the saddle. Certainly Rick Dempsey is someone that bleeds ORANGE, is intense, and has a vast array of knowledge. Does this convert to being a great manager? That is what Angelos and McPhaiil need to ascertain. Less is not going to get it this time. We need a GREAT MANAGER!!!

Consider this:
1. This manager needs to command the respect of the players with his knowledge of the game.
2. He needs to be someone that is fair and yet put the best players on the feild at all times in all situations.
3. He needs confidence to make critical decision and critical moments.
4. He needs to utilize the pitching staff effectively and efficiently.
5.He must be able to convey with conviction and convincingly the needs of the on feild team to the GM.
6. He must be able to discipline the team when players are not performing to expectations.
7. He must be patient with the youth but push their buttons for quicker growth.

Can Rick handle this? Who is there out there to do this? We should not be settling for less regardless how long it takes to find this manager.

1. Trade deadline moves are dependent on this new manager too. Consider if the O's try to negotiate with a trade for Feilder or Gonzalez, they want a long term agreement as part of the deal. Likely these 2 will consider who is the manager. Free agents want some form a stability. This is a critical moment in the O's future.

By the way I tyhink Rck can handle everything but the last. He will not make it possible to convince the trades and free agents to sign. Another time and another place I would not hesitate.

I hear all the talk of getting back to the Oriole Way. Having an organization that is respected throughout mlb.


The players of that era are what we still have in our mirror to remember how it was and should be. Perhaps they rememebbr too how it is suppose to be done. Maybe a few can convey the necessary commitment and attitude to put the organization back in the saddle. Certainly Rick Dempsey is someone that bleeds ORANGE, is intense, and has a vast array of knowledge. Does this convert to being a great manager? That is what Angelos and McPhaiil need to ascertain. Less is not going to get it this time. We need a GREAT MANAGER!!!

Consider this:
1. This manager needs to command the respect of the players with his knowledge of the game.
2. He needs to be someone that is fair and yet put the best players on the feild at all times in all situations.
3. He needs confidence to make critical decision and critical moments.
4. He needs to utilize the pitching staff effectively and efficiently.
5.He must be able to convey with conviction and convincingly the needs of the on feild team to the GM.
6. He must be able to discipline the team when players are not performing to expectations.
7. He must be patient with the youth but push their buttons for quicker growth.

Can Rick handle this? Who is there out there to do this? We should not be settling for less regardless how long it takes to find this manager.

1. Trade deadline moves are dependent on this new manager too. Consider if the O's try to negotiate with a trade for Feilder or Gonzalez, they want a long term agreement as part of the deal. Likely these 2 will consider who is the manager. Free agents want some form a stability. This is a critical moment in the O's future.

By the way I tyhink Rck can handle everything but the last. He will not make it possible to convince the trades and free agents to sign. Another time and another place I would not hesitate.

Only interviewing Rick because no one else wants it.

Except for Showalter, who couldn't manage the '27 Yankees to a winning record.

O's franchise isn't going anywhere until we get someone in charge who cares about Baltimore.

even EARL WEAVER wouldnt come here ,WHAT happened?? in march this team looked likea chance for 85-90 wins and now no one produces ,. they really need to get some trades and players here -b.roberts may be gone they will have no infield next season.dempsey the back stabber is not the answer,.

Who's the "Dipper"??

Buck Showalter is the #1 candidate and probably Bob Melvin as the #2, but Dempsey brings more to the job than Wedge.

If the O's hire Wedge I am officially no longer an Orioles fan.

A proven manager..? HA! A proven manager doesn’t want this job. Give it to Dempsey or Billy Ripken. These two have tasted victory and both had to work their tails off to get to the majors and stay there. They both know “The Oriole Way” and understand what toughness is. I don’t think they’ll “baby” the players the way most managers do, and I don’t think they’ll take any crap.

Peter-
My sources tell me Dempsey is not highly thought of within baseball. In addition, he tried o undermine the previous managers to get the job. Have you heard differently?

...............................................................................................This isn't Pete's blog. He's at Schmuck Stops Here.

It doesnt matter what they do. They have 30 some less scouts than each other team in the AL East. The talent level will always be sub par

Remebering Peaks & Ven U's

This isn't Pete's blog. He's at Schmuck Stops Here.

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sorry about that. but you didn't answer my question either way.

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Jeff Z's reply: i figured you wanted schmuck's opinion not mine. There's no doubt that Dempsey is a polarizing figure to some, but I don't think there's any doubt that he cares a lot about the franchise.

The fans are falling for it again, Mr. McPhail. You have them hoping again. Hoping that a manager is going to cause the team to win. You guys must've been psychology majors, ha?

Methinks Joe Foss has spent too much time with the retirees since he left the Orioles, and they are starting to rub off on him...

Ok...OK... Who will be the token black candidate. Sorry, I had to go there.

Demsey can't be worse than the last 3...uh 4...5...or whatever.

Dempsey would have the fire and intensity maybe showalter or davey johnson.. But only if this front office can keep from getting farther behind in the minors.. All 4 other teams in the AL east are expected to go hard after top international talent. We need to start showing the serious money soon or no manager can help.. We also need to make a trade to improve ourselves now. We can't outspend the others in the offseason no one will want to come here..

I vote for Bob Uecker.

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A Baltimore native, Dan Connolly has been covering sports for 14 years, and baseball and the Orioles for 10 seasons, including the past six with The Sun. His first year covering baseball on a daily basis was Cal Ripken Jr.'s final season as a player. It's believed that is just a coincidence.

Steve Gould is an assistant sports editor for The Sun, overseeing Orioles coverage. The Columbia native joined The Sun as a sports copy editor in 2006 after graduating from the University of Maryland.

Peter Schmuck has been covering baseball for a lot longer than Steve Gould has been on this earth. He is now a general sports columnist, but has been a beat writer covering three major league teams (the Dodgers, Angels and Orioles) and also spent a decade as the Sun's national baseball writer. If you want more of his insight on the Orioles and other sports issues, check out his personal blog -- The Schmuck Stops Here.


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