Brandon Hyde will be the 20th manager in Orioles history, the club announced Friday, solidifying the selection that was first reported Tuesday at baseball's winter meetings but was deemed premature by executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias as it beamed from the television screen in his Las Vegas hotel suite.Read more
With the first winter meetings of the new era of Orioles baseball under executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias wrapped Thursday, the first glimpse at how the team might be operated and what its short- and long-term goals are provided plenty to ponder.
Some things remained the same, including a flurry of Rule 5 draft action on the final day.Read more
Longtime Orioles outfielder Adam Jones spent some time in Las Vegas this week at baseball's winter meetings for his role on the Baseball Assistance Team's advisory board, but it doesn't appear his proximity to the team's new leadership group did anything for his chance of a return to Baltimore in 2019.Read more
The Orioles' corridor of rooms in the league hotel at this week's baseball winter meetings weren't exactly penthouse-level heights. Yet the fact that Sig Mejdal stood in the team's suite with the title of assistant general manager is just one way to describe the lofty status he's climbed to since his first winter meetings as a hopeful job seeker in 2003.Read more
A day after Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias learned of reporting that he’d selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde as his new manager from a television in his suite during a media briefing, requiring an on-the-spot denial, Elias again didn’t confirm the hire but spoke much more hopefully of an imminent conclusion to the managerial search.Read more