A few notes
*Buck Showalter is a strong candidate for American League Manager of the Year, which will be announced tonight live on MLB Network. I stated the case for Showalter, who is going up against Ned Yost and Mike Scioscia, here.
*Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette was named The Sporting News “Executive of the Year” for 2014 and you can read more on that here.
*And finally, wishing the best of luck to Orioles public relations guy, Jeff Lantz, who is leaving the organization for a position with Minor League Baseball. Lantz, along with the rest of the O’s PR staff, stepped up admirably this year with the passing of PR director Monica Barlow and he will be missed.