President of baseball operations Andy MacPhail addressed the Baltimore media contingent today, and most of the topics–free agents, offseason needs, etc. — I’ve already covered previously with today’s story and blog. But he did have one interesting quote about manager Buck Showalter being more involved in the offseason process than former manager Dave Trembley.
“I think he’s more interested,” MacPhail said of Showalter.
“He’s got a background in the whole evaluation from putting the expansion draft together for Arizona. So by that measure I think he’ll be more involved. Plus I think rightfully so, has a good reputation for, as managers go, for being a good evaluator. So I would expect that he would be more involved.”