When the Orioles introduced Mike Elias as their new baseball operations chief and Brandon Hyde as the manager this offseason, they touted the parallel experiences of taking the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs from the basement to the World Series in a years-long process requiring elite player development and a whole lot of patience.
Days like Sunday are of a piece with all that, but this is the part no one is supposed to think about.
The Orioles on Sunday sent heralded prospect Austin Hays — their best player this spring — along with outfielder Anthony Santander and six other players
Thor. Crush Davis. Call him what you will, but the 27-year-old Orioles first baseman is ripping the cover off the ball. If it seems as though Davis hits a bomb every time you flip on an O's game, it's probably because he has. The Baltimore slugger had 27 home runs through 77 games (all stats are...