Power Ranking the Baltimore Orioles General Manager Candidates

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Power Ranking the Baltimore Orioles General Manager Candidates
After four seasons and very few victories, Andy MacPhail will be handing over the reigns to...who?

Let me begin this slideshow with a disclaimer.

Most, if not all, of these guys are way too smart to subject themselves to the kind of torture they would likely endure as the general manager of the Baltimore Orioles.

Whew! Now that that's out of the way...


While it may not necessarily be the best job out there, the Baltimore Orioles happen to be in the market for a general manager. In case you hadn't noticed (and let's be honest, anyone who isn't a die-hard Orioles fan didn't) Andy MacPhail quietly stepped down last week after putting up with the head job as long as he could stomach...four seasons.

In those four-plus years MacPhail, a front-office legend responsible for bringing home two World Series championships to Minnesota, managed to oversee just 268 victories, or an average of 67 wins per season. Under his watch, the Orioles never finished outside of last-place in the A.L. East and blew through three managers, three pitching coaches and numerous washed up veterans.

And of course there was that 30-3 loss to the Texas Rangers, just hours after MacPhail offered an extension to interim manager Dave Trembley.

So, now the unenviable task of replacing MacPhail begins. As if the quest wasn't difficult enough, let's just take a moment to examine all of the tasks awaiting the new hire...

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