Report: Orioles parting ways with Buck Showalter
The Baltimore Orioles are coming off one of the worst seasons for any team in MLB history, so it would have been a pretty big surprise if they decided to keep their manager going forward. As expected, they will not.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Orioles are parting ways with Buck Showalter.
Buck Showalter will not be back with the #Orioles in any capacity, sources tell The Athletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 3, 2018
Showalter has been with Baltimore since 2010 and led the team to the playoffs three times during that span, but the O’s have gotten worse over each of the past three seasons. He never really stood a chance with a gutted roster this season, and Baltimore finished with just 47 wins.
If you want to know just how bad the Orioles were in 2018, one scout’s ruthless remark from a while back should give you an idea. They are heading for a total rebuild, and it makes sense to start fresh with a new manager.