Just one-tenth of the season, 16 games, are left, and there’s the real possibility that Buck Showalter won’t return as Orioles manager in 2019. Last month, I wrote that the Orioles should keep Showalter to help shepherd their rebuild. Many of you commented positively and negatively on Showalter, and over the next two-plus weeks, there will be much talk about his future.
Showalter has the second-longest tenure in Orioles history, just over eight years, and he’s managed the team to a 664-673 record. His 2012 team was the Orioles’ first winning one since 1997, and he’s had three playoff teams, and won the American League Manager of the Year award in 2014 when the Orioles reached the American League Championship Series.
This week’s Diner question is: Who should be the manager of the Orioles in 2019?