While it may give Beattie a leg up on the GM process, I don't see him getting that nod. I could see him move into the Player Dev role, however...especially since he's been tasked with evaluating the pitching side of the organization. When you take over a club, you only get so many rounds in that pistol. You want to waste one of those feel-good days on announcing you've hired the special assistant? Not if said special assistant is fresh off a less-than-inspired tenure with the O's.