The Baltimore Orioles aren't going to lead the way in the AL East this season, but the club found a way to lead the pack in another way, becoming the first MLB team to fire its manager this season. Sam Perlozzo is out after parts of three seasons on the job and a 29-40 record this season.
Sam Perlozzo didn't met with success.
Perlozzo is the latest skipper to fall short of lifting the Orioles back into playoff contention, but it's hardly an exclusive club. Four different men have tried and failed to post a winning record since Davey Johnson led the team to a division title in 1997.
Next up for the challenge might be Joe Girardi, with whom team officials are trying to arrange a meeting. Girardi was NL Manager of the Year in his only season with the Marlins but clashed with owner Jeffrey Loria in Florida. Would he be a good choice to work with famously hands-on owner Peter Angelos?
What's your take on the state of the Orioles, SportsNation?