Ever since the Baltimore Orioles announced Andy MacPhail would not be re-signed, rumors have swirled as to who might take the reigns and guide the franchise back to their former glory.
It was originally rumored Buck Showalter may leave his managerial post to become the general manager.
That has since fallen through, and interviews have begun for MacPhail's successor.
Whoever becomes the Orioles' GM will have the tough task of changing the perception of a team that has recorded 14 consecutive losing seasons.
While the list began with a lot of names, the Orioles really only have a handful of realistic candidates remaining.
Here are the top five executives most likely to become the next Orioles general manager.