Orioles: Picking a bench coach
I'm pretty impressed. We really haven't even started a real debate about who should be the next Orioles bench coach and I've already seen some outstanding possibilities discussed here. The one that really jumps out at me is former Orioles catcher Bob Melvin, though I don't know that he would have any interest in coming back unless he doesn't get any better offers.
The trouble with Melvin, if the choice is being made by Dave Trembley, is that he would probably be viewed by many as a manager in waiting, since he has quite a bit of experience in that capacity. Obviously, he would be highly valuable both as a strategist and a guy who could help in the continuing education of catcher Matt Wieters.
I doubt Rick Dempsey is a possibility. He wants to manage, but I think he probably would rather be a broadcaster than an everyday coach. I certainly would consider B.J. Surhoff or Chris Hoiles terrific candidates, but don't know if either one is ready to get back in the game on an everyday basis right now.
So, let the conversation continue.