Touting the moves as an extension of the organizational changes that began with the hiring of Mike Elias last fall to take over baseball operations, the Orioles on Wednesday announced a restructuring on the business side with several promotions and new faces.
It wasn’t the most productive year on the field for the Orioles, but plenty happened in the majors, on the farm and behind the scenes that can be instructive about what will happen in this offseason and beyond.
Another Orioles win against a cashed-in Red Sox team Saturday gave John Means is 12th win of the season and set up the possibility of their first sweep of the season in the final game of the year Sunday.
Speaking to Baltimore’s business leaders at the annual Visit Baltimore Annual Meeting on Thursday at M&T Bank Stadium, Orioles executive vice president John Angelos said the team would be in Baltimore “as long as Fort McHenry is standing watch over the Inner Harbor.”
Orioles third baseman Rio Ruiz was already providing value with his glove, but his newfound aggression in the strikezone has made him one of the club's most productive hitters since the All-Star break.
Orioles executive vice president/general manager Mike Elias described this week’s continued reductions in the baseball operations department as part of a painful but required overhaul of the organization.
Orioles prospect Drew Rom had a tough start his last time out. Here's an inside look at the work he and pitching coach Justin Ramsey have done with traditional video work and the team's new technology to bounce back.