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Steve Melewski: Maybe O's need one man to head two departments in front office
"[P]erhaps the Orioles should consider hiring someone from outside the organization or promoting from within someone for a position that oversees both departments - scouting and player development."

D-backs' Dipoto sought by Angels, Orioles - Fox Sports Arizona
"The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Baltimore Orioles have received permission from the D-backs to speak to Dipoto about their vacant general manager positions, a source with knowledge of the process said Friday night."

Twitter / @Buster_ESPN: Diamondbacks' Jerry DiPoto ...
"Diamondbacks' Jerry DiPoto is viewed as the current frontrunner for the Orioles' GM job. Has past AZ connection with Buck Showalter."

School of Roch: Is there a spot for Bordick on the coaching staff?
"Last year, we debated whether the Orioles should add former shortstop Mike Bordick to their coaching staff, and whether he could handle third base duties. Now I'm ready to debate whether the Orioles should add Bordick to their coaching staff, and whether he could handle third base duties."

Mahoney leads Sox to win with bat, not glove | orioles.com: News
"Mahoney overcame four miscues at first base by going 3-for-5 with four RBIs in his Arizona Fall League debut Saturday as the Mesa Solar Sox clobbered the first-place Surprise Saguaros, 14-3."

IN THE PLAYOFFS

Rangers book return trip to World Series | MLB.com
"The Rangers delivered the blowout that [Michael] Young called for and they are back in the World Series for the second consecutive year after a 15-5 victory over the Tigers in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday night."

Nelson Cruz picked up ALCS MVP honors with six home runs and 13 RBIs | MLB.com
"He had an unbelievable series," said Rangers veteran Michael Young. "When Nelly gets hot, he's as dangerous as any hitter in the game, and hopefully he can keep it rolling in the World Series."