Although Mychal Givens’ past four outings have ended in saves, three of them of at least four outs, Orioles manager Brandon Hyde has emphasized this week that Givens’ responsibility is not the ninth inning, but the game’s biggest outs.
Mychal Givens isn't getting a bunch of saves because he's not playing the traditional closer role, but he's the guy that manager Brandon Hyde brings on in "high-leverage" situations and he has delivered.
As the Orioles search for a top executive stretches on, the work former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington did in building the 2018 World Series champion should stand out for how he ran a complete organization before his dismissal.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter led the Orioles to success as part of a wave taking over the game that emphasize bullpen usage and defense. That the rest of the league caught up and passed them on that front doesn't take away from the success it brought.
A first-round draft pick in 2012 who was in the major leagues less than a year later, Kevin Gausman has seen his constant efforts to fashion himself into a front-line major league starter play out in front of Orioles fans desperate for him to fill that role.