The Baltimore Orioles are not in a good way. They're owners of the single worst record in baseball, and are almost guaranteed to lose franchise star Manny Machado before the end of the summer. That means a long, hard rebuild is about to get longer and harder, and to do so, they've reportedly brought in a former Dodgers front office boss for an interview.
Unclear how quickly the #Orioles will act, if at all, and what impact would be on executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter. Not unprecedented for team to hire new top executive in middle of season. Did it with Andy MacPhail on June 20, 2007. https://t.co/rXzLj0s9cg— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 16, 2018
Ned Colletti was the GM at Chavez Ravine for nine years, having served as an assistant GM for nine years before that. Since being removed from his position in 2014, he switched to an advisory role and has worked as a broadcaster.
Per MLB insider Ken Rosenthal, the O's may be his ticket to getting back in the game.
It's unclear at this point if Colletti is a serious candidate for a major role in Baltimore's front office. But if the team is going to keep bottoming out and play the long game, they'll need an experienced hand to help guide things along.