Baltimore Orioles: The O's got their heads handed to them by the Devil Rays yesterday, which could not have sat well with new manager Lee Mazzilli. Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post writes that Mazzilli could have very easily been in the other dugout. Before they landed Lou Piniella from the Mariners in exchange for Randy Winn, the Rays were strongly considering Mazzilli for their field general spot. "It obviously worked out tremendously for this organization to be able to hire Lou Piniella," general manager Chuck LaMar told Sheinin. "But during the interview process, before we knew Lou would be available, Lee Mazzilli separated himself from the other candidates. I wouldn't have been surprised at all if Lee would've been the manager here in Tampa Bay if we had not hired Lou."
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