Orioles Fire Skipper Buck Showalter, GM Dan Duquette
By Bill Strange
October 4, 2018
The Baltimore Orioles are cleaning house following a franchise record 115-loss season. The O's have fired manager Buck Showalter and General Manager Dan Duquette. Their contracts both expire this month and neither will be retained. Showalter guided the O's to three playoff appearances after taking over in mid-2010. Duquette was named Executive of the Year in 2014 by multiple outlets, but struggled to rebuild the team this year after trading several key players, including shortstop Manny Machado.