Buck Showalter has a contract for 2013, and that’s good enough for him.
On Friday night, after the Orioles’ loss to the New York Yankees in the fifth game of their Division Series, Orioles owner Peter Angelos endorsed a contract extension for his manager.
“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.
Showalter is working on a multi-year contract he signed in Aug. 2010.
“I have a contract for next year, so what’s the discussion. We have people in our country, in our city, and they don’t know what’s going on tomorrow,” Showalter said.
“He committed to me and the organization committed to me long before they had to. They had a great deal of faith in me to put it beyond a week. That’s a non-issue for me. I’m committed.”
Showalter, who also has a home in Dallas, purchased a home in Baltimore County nearly two years ago and will spend much time here in the off-season. He’s open to the idea of an extension.
“I’ve fallen in love with this city. That would be an honor, to stay. You take every job with the idea that is going to be your last one,” Showalter said.
He expects his coaches -- Rick Adair, Bill Castro, DeMarlo Hale, Wayne Kirby, Jim Presley and John Russell -- to return next season. Castro and Hale just completed their first year with the team. The others have been with the Orioles for two years.
“They did a great job. It’s as good of a coaching staff as I’ve ever had,” Showalter said.