Posted January 05, 2013

Buck Showalter reportedly close to 3-year Orioles extension

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Buck Showalter managed the Orioles to the first winning season since 1997. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Buck Showalter managed the 2012 Orioles to the club’s first winning season since 1997. (Elsa/Getty Images)

Manager Buck Showalter is expected to receive a three-year contract extension from the Orioles, possibly next week, according to people familiar with the talks in a report by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.

Showalter reportedly met with Orioles owner Peter Angelos on Friday to finalize a new contract that will keep him with the club through the 2016 season.

Showalter managed the Orioles to a 93-69 record — the club’s first winning season since 1997 — and a postseason berth in 2012.

He finished second to the A’s Bob Melvin for AL Manager of the Year after guiding the Orioles to a 29-9 record in one-run games and victories in 16 consecutive extra-inning games.

His previous stints as a manager were with the Yankees (1992-1995), Diamondbacks (1998-2000) and Rangers (2003-2006).


3 comments
RaulVazquez
RaulVazquez

yeah this manager DO deserves what he has earned,,,unless otherwise the jays would likely wellcome him as their primary manager!!

Yankee0359
Yankee0359

I hope they do give him an extension.  He's a good coach and is good for baseball.  All you ever hear about him are good / positive things.  i hope his players respect him for this and give 100% for him and the organization.