KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 02: Reliever Chris Jakubauskas #36 of the Baltimore Orioles is congratulated by catcher Matt Wieters #32 after the Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-2 to win the game on August 2, 2011 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Baltimore looks like the only other club making any noise today (other than the Angels selecting DiPoto, I mean). Their GM search/hiring process continues now that DiPoto is off the board and they made a few moves in the interim. Check it out:
Os announce trio of roster moves - Britt's Bird Watch
"The Orioles announced Friday that right-handed pitcher Chris Jakubauskas and catcher Jake Fox have cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Catcher Craig Tatum, who served as the backup to Matt Wieters for most of the 2011 season, has been claimed on waivers by the Houston Astros. The moves leaves the Orioles with 36 players on their 40-man roster, with right-hander Jeremy Accardo electing free agency after being outrighted earlier in the month."
Report says Dipoto off the board, so LaCava likely gains favorite status - baltimoresun.com
"Dipoto, the senior vice president of the Arizona Diamondbacks, was the first candidate the Orioles interviewed last week, and I believe he was the favorite to get this job, slightly ahead of Toronto Blue Jays assistant GM Tony LaCava."
Os GM search just got thinner - Britt's Bird Watch
"The news of Dipoto’s new position comes as the Orioles are interviewing their fourth –and perhaps final—candidate for their GM/president vacancy, Baltimore’s current director of player development John Stockstill. Dipoto, who is held in high regard for his impressive player development and scouting background, was widely believed to be the Orioles top choice in replacing president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail and was the organization’s first interview."
MuchO GustO: The DSL Orioles - Camden Chat
"The Dominican Summer League Orioles were front runners most of the season, finishing the regular season 46-24, and losing in the LCS equivalent. Looking at the numbers in the DSL is a fools errand, as these kids are on average 18 years old, but I guess we will do it anyway..."