Orioles special assistant Wayne Krivsky recently became the sixth member of the organization that an opposing team requested permission to interview for a job opening, and the third to leave for a better opportunity.
“I would say we must be doing something right,” president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said.
Dave Hollins accepted a scouting position with the Phillies, and Midwest crosschecker Deron Rombach was named national crosschecker for the Braves.
The Orioles denied permission for two of their employees to be interviewed because the jobs were considered lateral moves.
The Mets tacked on another year to Krivsky’s contract, and he’ll be given more responsibilities. His ultimate goal is to become a GM again, and the Mets bring a higher profile, and more winning seasons, which could aid in that quest.
Meanwhile, the Orioles have no immediate plans to name a replacement for Krivsky.
“Wayne brought a fresh set of eyes,” MacPhail said, noting that Krivsky was instrumental in the deal that sent catcher Ramon Hernandez to the Reds for Ryan Freel and minor league infielders Justin Turner and Brandon Waring.
“We’ll take some time and see what areas would need to be filled.”
Mike Snyder, formerly an intern in the front office, was hired by the baseball operations department, so he’ll aid in the transition.