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Mark DeRosa a possibility for next Orioles manager?

The Baltimore Orioles could be turning to a fairly well-known name to try and rescue them from their abyss.

Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported this week that Mark DeRosa is emerging as a “possible managerial name” for the Orioles. Heyman notes that DeRosa interviewed for the New York Mets job that ultimately went to Mickey Callaway and had an opportunity to go the Chicago Cubs as a bench coach.

DeRosa, 43, played in the league from 1998 to 2013, making stops with eight different teams along the way. He now works as an analyst for MLB Network.

As for the Orioles, who are in an obvious rebuild phase at an MLB-worst 36-86 this year, the contract of their current manager, Buck Showalter, will be up after the season. DeRosa is 19 years younger as well as a former player, and that is a rather popular managerial type these days. It definitely seems like he has the chops for the job too.

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