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Rebuilding crew: How the Orioles united Mike Elias, Brandon Hyde and Sig Mejdal to make over club

Rebuilding crew: How the Orioles united Mike Elias, Brandon Hyde and Sig Mejdal to make over club

Mike Elias couldn't have been anywhere more fitting when the call came last fall from his boss in Houston, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, to relay that the Orioles requested to interview him for the promotion of a lifetime.

He was on the road, scouting at a Dominican Prospect League tournament in Jupiter, which brought the best international amateurs for the 2019 signing class into one place in late October — about a week after the Astros' season ended one step shy of the World Series.

Elias, 36, and Luhnow, the only baseball boss he’d ever known, talked it through. A month later,

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