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October 14, 2011

Orioles receive permission to interview LaCava

The Orioles are continuing with their pursuit of a general manager, though interviews are not expected to begin until next week.

The club has asked for and received permission from the Toronto Blue Jays to interview assistant general manager Tony LaCava, according to an industry source.

LaCava is expected to meet with the Orioles’ interview committee sometime next week.

The Orioles also have received permission from the Arizona Diamondbacks to interview assistant GM Jerry Dipoto. He also is expected to interview in Baltimore early next week.

The source said a time or day for both has not yet been set up.

The Orioles have also asked permission to interview Florida's Dan Jennings, but have not heard back from Florida's owner Jeffrey Loria, who is out of the country. Things get a little dicey with Jennings, because of his contract. More on that later.

Posted by Dan Connolly at 1:46 PM | | Comments (3)


Is it possible to interview for a new owner?

Why not Cal Ripken Jr?

Why Cal Ripken, Jr?

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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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