The Baltimore Orioles' managerial search committee did not make any progress today, but still could name Ray Miller's successor as soon as this weekend or early next week.
Executive Vice President John Angelos, chairman's representative Louis Angelos and director of player personnel Syd Thrift remained in New York, where they attended Games 3 and 4 of the World Series, to wrap up meetings today with the Orioles' scouting staff.
The Orioles have interviewed nine candidates for manager: Orioles coaches Marv Foley, Eddie Murray and Sam Perlozzo, former Indians manager Mike Hargrove, former Cubs manager Jim Riggleman, Reds bench coach Ken Griffey Sr., Dodgers bullpen coach Rick Dempsey, Red Sox bench coach Grady Little and Phillies hitting coach Hal McRae.
The search committee--consisting of John and Louis Angelos, Thrift, director of scouting Tony DeMacio and director of player development Tom Trebelhorn--is expected to make its recommendation to majority owner Peter Angelos in the next day or two.
The Orioles also asked for permission last week to speak to Atlanta Braves hitting coach Don Baylor, but were told Baylor would not be available to be interviewed until after the World Series. Baylor reportedly has offers from the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, and the Orioles have not contacted him again.
Orioles Note: Miller was contacted by the Cleveland Indians about their vacant pitching coach position, but he told them he was not interested. "Maybe after another year, we'll see," said Miller, who was a pitching coach for 18 years before being named Orioles manager. "I have some normal stuff to do now."