Here’s a quick update on the Orioles’ search for a new GM/president of baseball operations:
Nothing has changed.
I told you it was going to be quick (that’s what ... never mind.)
I’m told that the Orioles don’t have any other interviews scheduled at the present time, but they’re not going to stop at two candidates. Other executives will be brought in, though I don’t expect a stampede to the warehouse.
The Orioles are still expected to seek permission from the Dodgers to interview assistant general manager De Jon Watson, whose qualifications are detailed here by mlbtraderumors.
Watson, 45, is responsible for the Dodgers’ player development and oversees Latin American player development. He served previously as scouting director with the Reds and Indians.
Again, those are the qualifications that interest the Orioles.
To review: The Orioles have interviewed Diamondbacks executive Jerry Dipoto and Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava. They were officially denied permission to interview Marlins assistant GM Dan Jennings, according to multiple sources. Watson is on their to-do list. Rangers assistant GM Thad Levine also could be interviewed, but I’m still told that he’s not a likely hire.
Keep in mind that this is a fluid update.
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