The Orioles' minor league coaching staffs announced Friday feature a mix of familiar faces in new roles and fresh blood from the college and amateur ranks, as the organization looks to overhaul its player development system under a new front office.
On the 'Analytics in Baseball Operations' panel Saturday at Orioles FanFest, assistant general manager Sig Mejdal and senior director of international scouting Koby Pérez outlined how the analytics that will drive the Orioles' rebuild can produce results on the field.
Near the end of the Orioles’ season-ticket holders’ Q&A with executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias and manager Brandon Hyde on Saturday at FanFest, a longtime Orioles fan boiled down their greatest challenge as simply as anyone could.
The Orioles announced Wednesday that their coaching staff under manager Brandon Hyde will include Tim Cossins, Doug Brocail, Don Long, Arnie Beyeler, José Flores, José Hernández, Howie Clark, and John Wasdin.
With the announcement of Wednesday's agreement that will allow Cuban players to safely come to the United States to play baseball in the same manner that professionals from South Korea and Japan can, the Orioles will have an even wider talent base to sift through.
Aside from the Astros, the only other team to execute a similar rebuilt recently is the Chicago Cubs, and new Orioles manager Brandon Hyde spearheaded their player development operation early before joining the major league coaching staff through a rebuild that netted the 2016 World Series title.
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.
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch on Tuesday laid out the type of relationship the new Orioles front office of executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias and assistant general manager Sig Mejdal could have with their new manager.
Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias said on the 105.7 The Fan Orioles Hot Stove show that the club had done background on dozens of managerial candidates and was past phase one of the search to replace Buck Showalter.
New Orioles baseball operations chief will be coming from a new direction after helping build the Houston Astros into a World Series team, but he'll need several years to transform the O's into a 21st century operation.
The Houston Astros rebuild that Mike Elias was a part of worked partly because of the continuity in personnel their general manager, Jeff Luhnow, brought from the Cardinals. Who from Houston could help replicate that for Elias in Baltimore?
The Maryland Sports Boosters put on a 1983 World Series reunion gala on Wednesday night in conjunction with the Babe Ruth Museum. There were plenty of players from that team in attendance and many of them were wondering when the Orioles will knock them off that pedestal.
A month after dismissing executive vice president Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter following the worst season in franchise history, the Orioles' search for a new individual to lead the organization’s baseball operations continues.
Steve Pearce, who has played for all five American League East teams, including the Orioles, is named World Series MVP after helping the Boston Red Sox defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2018 World Series.
The Orioles have several pitching prospects who, like Astros Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel, have to overcome the soft-tossing lefty stigma to succeed in the majors. What does Keuchel have to say about that progression that they can learn?