I'll start this off by saying that I don't think that Buck Showalter deserves to be fired, and he won't be fired any time soon. He is one of baseball's best and is the right manager to take the Orioles back to being a successful team.
That said, things haven't gone as smoothly as hoped for Mr. Showalter. After stepping out of the ESPN studios and taking the reins from Juan Samuel, Showalter led the Orioles to a spectacular finish in 2010 that had many thinking that the Orioles could emerge as a sleeper. That didn't happen.
As the Orioles head into 2012, they are expected to finish last again, despite the efforts of Buck Showalter. Here are five reasons why Buck Showalter should give his team a little bit of an extra push.