Wedge, Showalter quick updates
Buck Showalter was on ESPN’s Baseball Tonight discussing the Orioles job. He didn’t say much out of respect to interim manager Juan Samuel, which is the same sentiment he had when I initially contacted him.
Showalter did admit he was interested in the job and that it wouldn’t “be ethical” to discuss anything in detail. The best line I thought he had was concerning the state of the Orioles, where Showalter said that “just because they’ve lost a bunch of games doesn’t mean everyone there is bad.”
Also, SI.com’s Jon Heyman posted on Twitter at around 9 p.m. that Eric Wedge had a great interview in Baltimore. Wedge was back for a second time to meet with president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail and principal owner Peter Angelos. According to the Baltimore Sun, Angelos wasn’t present for Wedge’s first meeting.