Duquette, Showalter: They're not going anywhere

Duquette, Showalter: They're not going anywhere
January 17, 2013, 8:30 am
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In March 2011, Dan Duquette’s predecessor was in the last year of his contract, and when Orioles owner Peter Angelos was asked about his status, he replied: “He’s not going anywhere.”

Andy MacPhaill did leave that fall, but Duquette, and the man MacPhail hired, Buck Showalter, aren’t going anywhere for a long time.

On Wednesday, the Orioles announce contract extensions for both Duquette and Showalter that will take them through 2018.

It’s a five-year extension for Showalter and a four-year one for Duquette.

Showalter, Duquette and Angelos’ son Louis, will talk about the lengthy extensions at 10 a.m. this morning.

It’s an extraordinary show of confidence for a remarkable 2012 s season, and gives both Duquette and Showalter uncommon job security in baseball.

Angelos hinted this was possible last October when he was specifically asked about a contract extension for Showalter.

“That’s something that hasn’t come up. But if they’re interested in staying, nobody’s more interested in keeping him than I am.  And certainly I speak for everyone in the organization. They had Buck as the manager, Dan Duquette as the GM, you certainly couldn’t ask for a better, better combination,” Angelos said.

Well, they’re not going anywhere.