With the loss of C.J. Mosley, Terrell Suggs and others, the Ravens will have to rebuild their defense in a hurry and Baltimore will have to brace for a serious star-power shortage from both of its major professional teams.
Former Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was always a fascinating case of new-school player-evaluation methods disagreeing with the well-worn traits that baseball has valued for generations. His free agency showed how stark that was, both locally and nationally.
Brandon Hyde will be the new manager of the Baltimore Orioles. Hyde, who was hired away from the Chicago Cubs after spending 2018 as their bench coach and five years on their major league coaching staff, was selected from a group of six candidates.
As multiple media outlets reported the Orioles had selected Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to be their next manager Tuesday night, new general manager Mike Elias denied that a hire had been made.
Reds manager David Bell said his brother, Orioles managerial candidate Mike Bell, 'would do great, given the opportunity' if new executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias chose him to replace Buck Showalter.
Considering the type of candidates the Orioles went after in 2011 — young, analytics-minded executives who have vast experience in the baseball world — here are a handful of people who fit that mold now.
When he arrived in August 2010, the Orioles were the worst team in baseball. As he leaves, they’re no better. Somewhere in between rests Buck Showalter’s legacy as Orioles manager, an 8 1/2-year term that roused the club from a 14-year losing skein unprecedented in franchise history.
Speculation abounds that the Orioles will not bring Buck Showalter back for next season. That's very possible, but they better choose his replacement wisely and not settle for a lesser or cheaper option.
The Orioles and their fans sure aren’t embracing the triple-digit milestone that was bearing down on them like a fastball — 100 losses. And the club reached that plateau with a loss to the Rays on Friday
The gulf between where the Orioles are now and where they were — when Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy were winning Gold Glove Awards on the left side and Jonathan Schoop was using one of the game’s strongest infield arms at second base — is vast.
It had been obvious for quite some time that the Orioles were going to bail on this season and trade away the veteran nucleus of the team, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that the full magnitude of the long-anticipated rebuild hit home.
The Orioles enter the All-Star break preparing to navigate one of the club’s most pivotal stretches in determining its future in the weeks leading up to the nonwaiver trade deadline, moves that will serve as the building blocks of the team’s rebuild.