From the Baltimore Sun:
According to multiple team sources, the Orioles will pick up Trembley's option for the 2010 season, a surprising development that ends weeks of speculation that heightened with each Orioles loss.
The decision comes one day after the Orioles ended a 13-game losing streak -- the third longest in team history -- and with three games remaining in the season, the Orioles' 12th straight losing campaign.
Several people in the organization felt that the losing streak would ultimately be the final factor in MacPhail's decision to not retain Trembley. However, MacPhail, who made a couple of in-season moves that weakened the team in the present but he hopes will strengthen it in the future, felt that Trembley deserved another opportunity to prove that he could be the Orioles' long-term answer.
Good for him. The right, and equitable decision was made. Even better, the decision was made before the season officially ended -- not after. There was no use stringing Dave Trembley through waiting for a decision, and to have the media onslaught on him any longer. He's now got piece of mind and can now focus on keeping his job rather than wondering if his days are numbered.
Trembley deserved the opportunity to prove himself next season with an actual, healthy, and viable major league roster.
There was no way anyone could have saved the Orioles from such a dramatic fall in the second half of 2009; therefore, I think improvement will need to take place in 2010, or this time Trembley will actually be gone.