Not only is Showalter's coaching staff awaiting word from the manager on whether they'll return next year, the organization's minor league managers and coaches are also on alert for the announcement as well. The makeup of the minor league coaching staffs, specifically the higher-level ones, are heavily dependent on what Showalter does at the Major League level. For example, if third base coach Gary Allenson doesn't remain on the big league staff, he could return to Triple-A Norfolk as the Tides' manager. That would inevitably cause more shuffling. Mike Bordick, Bobby Dickerson, Brian Graham and Mike Griffin are other Oriole minor league coaches who potentially could join Showalter's staff, creating even more movement on the staffs of the affiliates.