The GM search: A brief update
A quick update on the Orioles’ GM search, if you want to call this an update.
We know De Jon Watson is meeting with the interviewing committee Wednesday. And he might want to bring a pillow. The past two, I’ve been told, have been rather lengthy and exceptionally thorough – which is what you want, I assume, for such an important position.
Watson, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 45-year-old assistant general manager, will be the third to interview, following Arizona’s Jerry Dipoto and Toronto’s Tony LaCava.
I still expect that Watson will not be the last. My sense is there will be one, maybe two more candidates interviewed.
But, at this point, the Orioles have not asked permission from another club to speak to one of their employees.
Perhaps they are waiting for Northern Virginia native Thad Levine, the Texas Rangers’ assistant general manager, who will be done for the season by Thursday night.
Or maybe – and I hate this concept – they are considering someone we haven’t considered.