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    Perlozzo Fired in Baltimore

    According to Fox Sports News, Sam Perlozzo has been fired. Andy MacPhail has been hired as COO, and is going to interview Girardi.

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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Buster Olney has just confirmed that Perlozzo has been fired, and that MacPhail has been hired. Girardi will be interviewed today or tomorrow depending on which source you listen too.
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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Not a surprise. The Orioles have been pretty bad this season. They were swept last week by the Nats and this past weekend by the D-Backs.
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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Joe's brother George is a practicing Anesthesiologist in Fort Collins Colorado. Last month, while not being specific, he said Joe would be managing in the big leagues by the end of June. I like his toughness and willingness to take on the tough issues with ownership. He was a well respected player, and team-mates trusted him as their elected player rep. I always thought he would land with the Yankees.
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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Holy crap. My Orioles fan friends are going to wet themselves.
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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Now Wayne won't have to deal with the potentially uncomfortable feeling of being the first to fire his manager this season.
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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Now Wayne won't have to deal with the potentially uncomfortable feeling of being the first to fire his manager this season.
    Maybe he'll sneak one through on the heels of this announcement hoping to avoid attention.

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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Now Wayne won't have to deal with the potentially uncomfortable feeling of being the first to fire his manager this season.
    Baltimore - 29-40
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    Why do they get a new manager and we don't. It's not fair.

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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Quote Originally Posted by WVRedsFan View Post
    Baltimore - 29-40
    Reds - 27-43 2 1/2 behind.

    Why do they get a new manager and we don't. It's not fair.

    We'll have to live with Narron until the bitter end. Sux.
    I'd like to think it's because the FO realizes that an interim, midseason hire won't be as effective as an offseason hire, when a complete purge can be done. It's easier to change the tires when the car is stopped.
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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted View Post
    I'd like to think it's because the FO realizes that an interim, midseason hire won't be as effective as an offseason hire, when a complete purge can be done. It's easier to change the tires when the car is stopped.
    I'd like to believe that too, but reality sets in and I realize that Castellini and Krivsky think there nothing wrong with the club that another relief pitcher couldn't cure. That they think Narron is an unpolished gem who just has lazy and unscrappy players. Scary.

    Of course, if they change the tires while the car is moving, it might save Arroyo's and Harang's arms, too.

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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    I wonder if Leo Mazzone will stick around. Isn't he good friends with Perlozzo?

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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    I wonder if Leo Mazzone will stick around. Isn't he good friends with Perlozzo?

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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    If the Os are smart they will keep him around.
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    Re: Perlozzo Fired [Reportedly]

    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    I wonder if Leo Mazzone will stick around. Isn't he good friends with Perlozzo?
    Yeah, that was the word when he took the job. The Orioles can't be the first (or only) team that was willing to pay Mazzone pretty damn well, but he and Perlozzo being good friends was supposedly the kicker. You have to wonder.
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    Re: Perlozzo Fired in Baltimore

    Mazzone specifically came to the O's to be with Perlozzo who is one of his best friends in baseball. More importantly is the hiring of McPhail--the O's already have Duquette and Flanagan as Vice-Presidents--they were co-GM's and now I believe Flanagan is the one who is basically the traditional GM. I'm wondering if they will be gone soon as well?

    The problem in Baltimore isn't the manager or the front office--it's Peter Angelos. He's been making life very tough for all his GM's for nearly a decade, last winter he vetoed a trade of Brian Roberts. Until he's gone, I don't think the Oriole way will make a comeback, Girardi or no Girardi.


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