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Schmuck: Mychal Givens is the Orioles closer, no matter the inning he gets the call

Schmuck: Mychal Givens is the Orioles closer, no matter the inning he gets the call

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

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