If you had a pitcher with a 23-8 record and a 1.92 ERA, you’d really want to keep him on your team. The Orioles have such a pitcher, but he’s not a starter.
In each of Buck Showalter’s first five offseasons as Orioles manager, there was a coaching search. Will there be another in his sixth?
The Orioles looked like they were in good shape. It was August 19, and Henry Urrutia had just hit the Orioles’ third game-ending home run of the last six games.
No one knew that Jake Arrieta would be this good. The Orioles always knew he had talent, but no one, no one could have imagined that Arrieta would get on this kind of roll.
Dan Duquette knows how passionate Orioles fans are. So does Buck Showalter.