Update on the GM front
We know Orioles owner Peter Angelos met for several hours Thursday with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail and field manager Buck Showalter.
We know they discussed MacPhail and his interest in stepping down from his post after four-plus years and an expiring contract at the end of October. We know they talked about Angelos' interest in having MacPhail stay around the organization in some capacity.
We know they discussed the best role for Showalter in 2012: staying in the dugout or moving into the front office.
But the resolution -- if it has been reached -- of those discussions has not been disclosed.
My guess is we'll get an announcement from MacPhail soon. And then we'll hear from Showalter early next week after he meets with his family in Texas this weekend.