Five questions as O’s search for new leaders
Depth of change uncertain until club makes hires
A 115-loss season is as strong an indication as any that change is required, and in removing manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette as their contracts expired this month, the Orioles ensured it’s coming in some form.
What’s unclear, and won’t be known until replacements are hired and staffs are rebuilt, is how significant that change will be. The Orioles are in a tenuous spot from a baseball sense, with prospect depth but not the quality or impact talent to reverse things quickly, and a major league roster with only a handful of assets. There’s also the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network litigation looming over the business side of the franchise.
All that conspires to make a situation ripe for vast change. Here are the five questions the Orioles need to answer as they replace the decision-making leaders