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01-16-2013 06:33 PM #1GCL O's
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Orioles Extend Showalter & Duquette through 2018
MLB: @Orioles extend contracts of manager Buck Showalter and EVP of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette through 2018.
01-16-2013 06:34 PM #2
Wow! A little surprised about DD. Very happy about Buck, though!
01-16-2013 06:37 PM #3
01-16-2013 06:37 PM #4
They do seem to work well together. Good sign for both. Also I doubt Buck would have signed on for that long if he didn't think they would be able to spend what they need to to get what they need.
01-16-2013 06:38 PM #5
I hope all those posters who were complaining about Angelos dragging the signing out now know why it took a little extra.
Personally, I'm surprised by the length of the extension--and even not so sure it's a good idea.
01-16-2013 06:38 PM #6Hangout Blogger Hall of Fame
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Interesting....joined at the hip! And that's a very long term commitment for both of them (six years including this one). I have to say, that almost seems a little overboard to me, but what the heck, it's Peter's money, and nobody can question that the GM and Manager can do what's right for the long term without looking over their shoulders.
01-16-2013 06:38 PM #7
Wow! Very surprised the extensions are so long. I don't really understand that, to be honest. Don't get me wrong, I think these guys know what they are doing. But job security has been known to lead some men to become more lazy.
01-16-2013 06:39 PM #8
Best moves of the offseason, by a mile. Thrilled
01-16-2013 06:40 PM #9
If Buck finishes that contract he will be the longest tenured manager for the orioles since Weaver.
I've said this a lot- stability! Actually have people around long enough to see a plan through.
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01-16-2013 06:40 PM #10
01-16-2013 06:44 PM #11
Could Peter be giving both Buck and D D salary protection, in case he sells the team sometime down the road?
01-16-2013 06:44 PM #12Plus Member Since 5/12 Major Leagues
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That is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
01-16-2013 06:46 PM #13
Just spit my gum out when I read that text. Wow!!
01-16-2013 06:52 PM #14
The bucks start here.
01-16-2013 06:52 PM #15