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Schmuck: Whether or not Brandon Hyde is the next Orioles manager, he certainly looks the part

Schmuck: Whether or not Brandon Hyde is the next Orioles manager, he certainly looks the part

New Orioles baseball operations chief Mike Elias called reports that he has picked Chicago Cubs bench coach Brandon Hyde to be the next O’s manager “premature,” but they certainly aren’t counterintuitive.

Hyde, 45, is a well-rounded and experienced major league coach with exactly one game of major league managerial experience. He stepped in momentarily for the then-Florida Marlins after Edwin Rodríguez resigned in 2011 and before the team hired Jack McKeon to finish the season.

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