Hemond says meeting with Angelos went well

Orioles general manager Roland Hemond said that his meeting with new managing general partner Peter Angelos went very well, but he does not know what the future will bring.

Angelos said Sunday he might have an announcement concerning Hemond's future today, though no news conference has been set.


"I don't know if I would hold him to that timetable," Hemond said. "I know that's what he indicated, but he didn't indicate that it would definitely take place tomorrow."

There is every indication that Angelos will reorganize the Orioles' front office, but it seems unlikely that there will be any dramatic revelations in the next few weeks. He is expected to retain Hemond and manager Johnny Oates for 1994.


Hemond met with Angelos on Saturday. They talked over lunch, apparently discussing their views on the way the club should be operated. Hemond would not say what came up, but he seemed pleased with his first encounter with the head of the club's new ownership group.

"I enjoyed the meeting," Hemond said. "I feel good about the future of the Orioles, because I am impressed with the man. You feel good to be working for someone with his enthusiasm for the Orioles."

Much of the uncertainty surrounding the eventual makeup of the Orioles' front office might have been cleared up by now, but for a severe throat infection that kept Angelos at home -- and unable to speak -- for more than a week. Now that he is feeling better, he seems to be in a hurry to get things moving.

Angelos said yesterday that he planned to meet with Oates today.

Oates just completed the two guaranteed years on his Orioles contract, but the club owns a series of three contract options -- the first of which must be exercised by Oct. 31.