J.J. Hardy

As new era begins, Orioles aim to provide fans with a team they can watch grow

As new era begins, Orioles aim to provide fans with a team they can watch grow

Despite how different things might be behind the scenes as the Orioles begin a new era under executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias and manager Brandon Hyde, the team on the field at Camden Yards might seem similar to the one that lost 115 games in 2018.

Many of the on-field principals of last year’s six-month slog of losing are back in familiar roles this season, supplemented by players plucked from the fringes of other rosters who will get a chance to stick in the major leagues while the Orioles' own young talent continues to develop in the minors.

That's why the furthest anyone will go toward setting expectations is saying they'll try to win, not that...

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