Orioles manager Brandon Hyde will not let himself get pigeonholed. The fact that this is a rebuilding team has given him license to drive the narrative in any direction he wants.
Take the bullpen situation, for instance.
In a perfect baseball world, the relief roles would be clearly defined. There would be a long reliever/spot starter, two or three true middle guys, a left-right setup combination and a stone-cold closer.
In the Orioles bullpen, there are