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Schmuck: Even if Orioles feel urgency to replace Duquette and Showalter, this could take awhile

Schmuck: Even if Orioles feel urgency to replace Duquette and Showalter, this could take awhile

It’s hard to tell where exactly Orioles ownership is in the search for a new baseball operations chief and manager right now, but that isn’t unusual.

The timetable for getting those two positions filled should be a matter of some urgency, and yet the environment in which this kind of search has to take place can make it difficult for a team to move swiftly and look decisive.

The Orioles didn’t waste much time dismissing manager Buck Showalter and executive vice president Dan Duquette. That part of the equation — though uncomfortable — was easy because the decision was entirely in the control of the team. The hiring process involves several variables that are out of club...

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