Showalter – unlike Valentine – is interested in Orioles managerial job

June 23, 2010 | Drew Forrester

Buck Showalter has told the Orioles he’s interested in being their next manager.

What he hears during his interview in Baltimore might very well change his opinion…or not…but Showalter is interested and willing to take the job and try to turn the Orioles into a winner.

Sources tell me the Orioles asked Showalter before bringing him to town if he’s legitimately interested and he replied “yes, I am”.

Obviously shaken by Bobby Valentine’s public disclosure in the days following his interview with the Orioles that he wasn’t overly thrilled with the thought of taking over the club, Andy MacPhail got Showalter to at least confirm he’s interested in the job in Baltimore.

That’s a start, I suppose.

Buck Showalter wants to manage in Baltimore.

What happens from here is anyone’s guess.

My question for Buck would be this:  Have you actually seen the team play this season?